The T Gets $4 Million Grant for TEX Rail Line

Commuter rail line could open in as few as four years

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012  |  Updated 1:58 PM CDT
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The T Gets $4M Grant for TEX Rail Line

The T's Trinity Rail Express in Fort Worth.

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The plans for faster rail rides from Fort Worth to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport are getting a financial boost.

The federal government is giving The T and TEX Rail $4 million to build a commuter railroad that would go from southwest Fort Worth through Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Grapevine and ultimately end at the DFW Airport terminals.

The plan calls for 14 stations and could carry 18,000 passengers per day.

Completion of the rail line is expected to cost $750 million.

The line could open in as few as four years if supporters get enough cash.

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