About the modern streetcar project
As Fort Worth continues to grow, transportation and economic development needs to grow and evolve. A modern streetcar would effectively and conveniently serve Fort Worth residents and visitors as they travel through the city.
This mode of transportation could open the door to a contemporary, urbanized Fort Worth, connecting neighborhoods and business corridors, promoting economic development in key areas and creating high-density and mixed-used development in the heart of the city.
Why a modern streetcar system
A modern streetcar system could serve key population centers and destinations. The streetcar would promote economic development and high-density, mixed-use projects while providing an alternate form of transportation.
The 17th largest city in the nation, Fort Worth has a population estimated at 736,200. The City, in partnership with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), has proposed the modern streetcar as a possible solution to meet the demands and needs of a growing population and an expanding regional economy. Cities that have implemented a modern streetcar system have experienced positive impacts with economic development, livability and quality of life.
The modern streetcar system would be designed to connect neighborhoods and business corridors; promote economic development in key areas; and promote the creation of high-density and mixed-use development in the heart of Fort Worth.