Public Input Sought in Study of Transit Needs in 76104 ZIP Code


Residents invited to public meeting March 25

Brian Wilson

Arlington, TEXAS – The North Central Texas Council of Governments is conducting a transit needs study for Fort Worth’s 76104 ZIP code, and residents have a chance in March to contribute to the dialogue.

NCTCOG is coordinating with residents, nonprofit organizations and community leaders to establish consensus and develop a transportation plan and recommendations on how transit can be enhanced or revised to better meet community needs. Transportation planners have scheduled a public meeting for 5:45 p.m. on March 25 at the Ella Mae Shamblee Library
(1062 Evans Ave., Fort Worth, TX, 76104) to discuss the project and receive feedback.

Improved transit options could help residents whose transportation issues can make securing basic necessities difficult. Currently 12% of households in the 76104 ZIP code have no car, whereas in the City of Fort Worth, 6% of households are without a car.

The study will assess public transportation needs in order to identify innovative transit solutions to increase mobility and access for residents to food, healthcare, housing and jobs in a part of Fort Worth identified as an area of persistent poverty. The planning study will also identify strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to transit for the ZIP code. The area is served by Trinity Metro’s fixed-route bus service and on-demand ZIPZONE rideshare service. For more on the study, visit
This study is made possible through a $270,000 Federal Transit Administration Areas of Persistent Poverty Program grant, which was awarded to NCTCOG. The Areas of Persistent Poverty Program awards grants for planning, engineering and technical studies or financial plans to improve transit in census-defined low-income areas.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered in the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 229 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the Transportation Department, visit