Moderator is Kevin Donovan. Panel members and their topics are:
- Kevin Feldt - NCTCOG - Brief history of where we are with regional transportation and how we got here, challenges of routes and modes, jurisdiction, funding, etc.
- Jungus Jordan - Ft Worth's transportation status and plans for the future.
- Drew Campbell - the Dallas/Dallas Co. situation.
- Kathryn Wilemon - Arlington's status, task force recommendations, future?
Program Description: Public officials and transportation experts will discuss where we are, how we got here, and what the future may hold. The Fort Worth Transit Authority has developed a transportation plan for a Trinity Railway Express station in North Arlington at FM 157 and Highway 183, but how people would move from it into the city has not been decided. A citizens Transportation Advisory Committee has been studying options for a year and will present recommendations for hubs, corridors and circulators (http://www.arlington-tx.gov/tac/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/2016/10/August-03-2017-TAC-Recommendations.pdf). Although Arlington residents have rejected diesel-powered buses and light rail in the past, today's buses run on clean-burning compressed natural gas, a greener alternative. But Arlington’s mayor is taking it even further. He imagines an automated, electric shuttle connecting Texas Live! and its hotel, AT&T stadium, the new Rangers ballpark, downtown, shopping areas in the north and south, and UT Arlington. “We can't build roads fast enough to keep up with future demand,” says Mayor Williams.