REC of GFW Letter of Support: Support for TEXRail



Since the creation of the Real Estate Council, mobility and transit have been at the forefront of our public policy work. In 2019, REC of GFW wrote the following letter of support to K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator of the FTA in support of the TEXRail Project Extension to the Fort Worth Medical District:


K. Jane Williams Acting Administrator Office of the Administrator Federal Transit Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 Re: Support for the TEX Rail Project Extension to the Fort Worth, Texas Medical District Dear Administrator Williams, On behalf of the over 500 commercial development and associated business members of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, I respectfully ask that the Federal Transit Administration permit the use of remaining funds on the highly successful 26.8-mile TEX Rail project be applied to deliver its 2.1- mile extension into the Fort Worth, Texas Medical District. This extension will provide a needed mobility option for tens of thousands of medical patients who access physician, hospital, rehabilitation and physical therapy services provided by our community children’s hospital and Ronald McDonald House, our county hospital and level 1 trauma center, and three other major hospitals. In addition, there are dozens of clinics and physician offices in the District, serving thousands more patients every week. The extension would also serve a thriving small business and entrepreneurial section of our community that is creating valuable jobs for our citizens. Our community is thankful for the partnership you and your colleagues at FTA have with Trinity Metro. The TEX Rail project has and will continue to add value to our citizens while exhibiting FTA’s successful commitment to mission. Thank you for your consideration, your time and your service. Respectfully, Kenneth Barr Chairman Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth
2019 Letter of Support for TEXRail