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									     Maps and Graphics
Appendix to the Completion Report entitled
     Public Transportation in Arlington


              Prepared for:
       Fred Greene, City Manager
          City of Arlington, TX

                April 2005
WARD, WASHINGTON, WHITE
        & YOUNG

       100 Main Street
     New York, NY 10081
       (212) 726-5550
    www.wwwyplanners.com
Maps and Graphics
1.   DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transport) System Map

2.   TRE (Trinity Railway Express) Route

3.   The T (Fort Worth Transportation Authority)
     System Map

4.   1999 and 2025 Congestion Map

5.   Fatality Rate Bar Graph
Important Features

   Light lines throughout the area are Bus
    Routes
    – Routes to Dallas, Irving, Carrolton, Farmers
      Branch, and Addison
    – Serves 14 total cities and it covers 700 square
      miles
   Heavy Lines are Rail
    – Red and Blue Dart Light Rail
    – Green TRE (Trinity Railway Express)
Important Features

   Travels 24 times daily between Dallas
    and Fort Worth along the Trinity River
                   Effective March 7, 2005.



    Nine Stations along the Route
       •   Two of the Stations are less than a mile
           directly north of Arlington
            – Hurst/Bell
            – Centreport/DFW Airport
Important Features

   Designed along major arterial routes
     Due to:
      a.   Central Business Area (Downtown Fort
           Worth)
      b.   Use of Large Bus Mode


   System Includes Downtown
    Entertainment oriented bus system.
1999 And 2025 Congestion Levels
Congestion is Dangerous!

                 public
                  transportation
                  is considerably
                  safer that
                  being in direct
                  automobile
                  traffic
The Environmental Issue

   The Metroplex is a non-attainment area for
    ozone according to the Environmental
    Protection Agency.

    If DFW does not achieve attainment by
    2007 the federal government can impose
    sanctions that include withholding federal
    grants for roadway projects.
        Benefit to Arlington

Public Transportation will:

   earn revenue from the profit of the services.

   help achieve the environmental goals of the
    Metroplex.

   attract more visitors and residents to Arlington.
Recommendations
Arlington should build stations that connects The TRE
  and will connect to DART and The T, in the north of
  the city.

Develop a bus system to service these stations as
 well as certain high traffic areas, such as:

      o   Ameriquest Field and the future Cowboys’ stadium
      o   Six Flags Theme Park and Hurricane Harbor Water Park
      o   Six Flags and The Parks Malls
      o   The University of Texas at Arlington
      o   Entertainment district
      o   Downtown Arlington
       Prepared By:

             Eric Ward
        Janice Washington
          Andrew White
           Erica Young


WARD, WASHINGTON, WHITE & YOUNG
Map and Graphic
Bibliography
1.   DART System Map
             www.dart.org
2.   TRE System Map
             www.trinityrailwayexpress.org
3.   The T System Map
             www.the-t.org
4.   1999 and 2025 Congestion Map
             NCTCOG Texas Metropolitan Mobility Plan,
             August 12, 2004
5.   Fatality Rate Bar Graph
             www.lightrailnow.org
       Full Bibliography

   1. Transportation Online Maps. 4 Apr. 2005
           <http://www.nctcog.org/trans/publications/maps.html>
           <http://nctcog.org/trans/public_trans/rail_corridors_study/203_rrcs_map.pdf>
   2. LKC study, Technical memorandum 1.4. 4 Apr. 2005
            <http://nctcog.org/trans/public_trans/FinalReport.PDF>
   3. Dallas Area Rapid Transit. 6 Apr. 2005 <www.dart.org>
   4. Ride The T. 6 Apr. 2005 <www.the-t.org>
   5. Trinity Railway Express. 6 Apr. 2005www.trinityrailwayexpress.org>
   6. Federal Transit Administration. 4 Apr. 2005 <www.fta.dot.gov>
           <http://fta.dot.gov/grant_programs/transportation_planning/2954_ENG_HTML.htm>
   7. About Your Community. 13 Apr. 2005
            <http://www.scorecard.org/community/index.tcl?zip_code=76001>
   8. Environmental Defense. 13 Apr. 2005
            <http://www.environmentaldefense.org/cleanairforlife.cfm?subnav=ps_overview>
   9. Pavlik, Linda. “After 20 Years of Transit, What Do We See?” The Star Telegram 24 Nov. 2003.
   10. TTA Transit Facts. 6 Apr. 2005 <http://www.texastransit.org/resources/transitFacts.html>
   11. Survey Shows Transit Involving Riders in Tackling Safety and Security Woes. 6 Apr. 2005
            <http://www.fkassociates.com/transitwatch.html>
   12. Texas Transit Links. 6 Apr. 2005 <http://www.apta.com/links/state_local/tx.cfm>
   13. FTA Safety and Security. 6 Apr. 2005 <http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov>

								
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