The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, the fourth-fastest growing region in the United States, is grappling with the development of new commercial and residential centers, a more economically diverse population, and issues related to traffic congestion and air quality.
Nelson\Nygaard examined the transit needs of four fast-growing suburban and rural counties, as well as Tarrant County (Fort Worth), the region’s second-most populous county. We identified existing conditions and future needs for public transportation, and conducted extensive outreach, working with elected officials.
Nelson\Nygaard recommended new fixed routes and flexible shuttle services in some of the larger, fast-growing communities, with new deviated bus services and carpool/vanpool programs proposed for the most rural portions of the study area. These strategies assume the implementation and development of a new mobility management framework with a countywide coordinating committee to oversee implementation of special programs.