Timeline

Travel with us through project milestones accomplished to bring TEXRail to town.

TEXRail Train Departs Utah

September 25, 2017
TEXRail Train Departs Utah

First rail car leaving the Stadler plant in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Full Funding Grant Agreement

December 15, 2016
Full Funding Grant Agreement

TEXRail awarded $499 million federal grant to complete funding

Groundbreaking

August 24, 2016
Groundbreaking

A new commuter rail line that will run from downtown Fort Worth to the airport kicked off construction in bold fashion – with three groundbreakings in one day.

Letter of No Prejudice

June 27, 2016
Letter of No Prejudice

Federal Transit Administration awards Letter of No Prejudice to FWTA to proceed with construction procurement activities

Rail Agreement Signing

December 17, 2015
Rail Agreement Signing

Fort Worth Transportation Authority and commuter rail project partners, Fort Worth and Western Railroad, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak, sign TEXRail agreement and acknowledge unprecedented cooperation and positive benefits TEXRail will bring to their customers.

FWTA and Stadler Sign Contract for TEXRail Vehicles

June 9, 2015
FWTA and Stadler Sign Contract for TEXRail Vehicles

Officials of The Fort Worth Transportation Authority signed with Stadler Bussnang AG (Stadler) for the manufacture and delivery of eight Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) rail vehicles.

Federal Transit Administration Grants Permission

June 1, 2015
Federal Transit Administration Grants Permission

The Federal Transit Administration grants permission for TEXRail project to enter Engineering phase.

FWTA Requests Entry into Engineering Phase

April 1, 2015

The amended Record of Decision is received by the Federal Transit Administration; FWTA requests entry into the Engineering phase. Learn More

New Starts Rating Medium-High, Environmental Re-Evaluation

February 1, 2015
New Starts Rating Medium-High, Environmental Re-Evaluation

New Starts Rating for TEXRail project funding announced as medium-high for fiscal year 2016. Environmental re-evaluation is performed. Learn More

Record of Decision Received

September 15, 2014

FWTA receives the TEXRail Record of Decision. Learn More

Final Environmental Impact Statement Published

May 19, 2014
Final Environmental Impact Statement Published

The Final Environmental Impact Statement was distributed to the public for comment for 30 days. Learn More

27-Mile TEXRail Project Green Lighted

August 12, 2013
27-Mile TEXRail Project Green Lighted

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved construction of the first phase of TEXRail between downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport to alleviate traffic congestion for Tarrant County’s growing population.

Environmental Assessment Prepared to Document Project Changes

January 15, 2013

Edits and adjustments to the environmental documentation are completed, opened for public comments and submitted to the Federal Transit Administration for final environmental clearance approval. Learn More

Documentation Submitted to Request Federal Funding

October 24, 2011
Documentation Submitted to Request Federal Funding

FWTA announced it completed initial submission of all materials required to apply for federal funding to build the TEXRail project. FWTA will continue working with the Federal Transit Administration as it assesses the project, update the environmental impact statement, and coordinate plans with cities, agencies and other partners. Learn More

Final Draft Environmental Impact Study

January 15, 2009
Final Draft Environmental Impact Study

Document printed. Learn More

Draft Environmental Impact Study

October 31, 2008
Draft Environmental Impact Study

Published, followed by public hearings. Learn More

Federal Register Notice of Intent

June 5, 2008
Federal Register Notice of Intent

for Environmental Impact Study

Draft Environmental Impact Study

April 15, 2007
Draft Environmental Impact Study

FWTA initiates Draft Environmental Impact Study. Learn More

FWTA Study Recommends New Rail Service

January 6, 2007
FWTA Study Recommends New Rail Service

A regional rail line across Tarrant County is recommended as the best investment FWTA could make to improve mobility and address congestion and air quality issues.

Grapevine Approves Sales Tax

November 15, 2006
Grapevine Approves Sales Tax

Grapevine votes and approves 3/8-cent sales tax to put toward transportation improvements.

Environmental Assessment

December 15, 2005
Environmental Assessment

FWTA initiates TEXRail. Learn More

Corridor Identified

September 15, 1997
Corridor Identified

Future transportation improvement corridor in Tarrant County is identified in Mobility 2020 presentation.

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