Commuter Rail Line Construction Approved 

FORT WORTH (Fort Worth Business Press) – The Federal Transit Administration has authorized the Fort Worth Transportation Authority to begin construction on the 27-mile TEX Rail commuter rail line.

The agency, known as The T, can break ground next month, procure project materials, and begin construction activities planned for the first six months.

TEX Rail will extend from downtown, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

The line will begin service in late 2018 and serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of its first year of operation. By 2035, nearly 14,000 daily riders are projected to use the system.