The T’s Chairman of the Board Scott Mahaffey announced today that the TEX Rail project has been included in the President’s Budget for FY 15.
“We are gratified and excited that the TEX Rail project has been designated for $50 million in funding next year. This is a true reflection of our partnership with the Federal Transit Administration and the diligent work of The T’s staff,” Mahaffey said.
In making the announcement, Mahaffey acknowledged the strong support for the project from the City of Fort Worth, the City of Grapevine, and all the stakeholders.
“They are the key to our continuing with this important project. This vital commuter rail project will connect downtown Fort Worth with Grapevine and DFW Airport. This is an important partnership milestone for the region,” he said.
Mahaffey stated, “We appreciate the entire Fort Worth contingent that has strongly supported this project; we are excited to reach this point. Our Board has worked so hard to reach to this milestone and I cannot say enough good things about their commitment to Tex Rail.”