Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail
In November 2013, a meeting coordinated by NCTCOG brought together the Mayors from the five core cities of the Dallas-Fort Worth region to discuss the idea of a Regional Trail from Downtown Fort Worth to Downtown Dallas. The participating cities included Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Dallas.
The trail alignment discussed would be a total of 64 miles once completed; approximately 61 miles currently exist or are funded for construction.
The trail was highlighted by the area Mayors as a resource and asset to their communities from an economic development perspective and tourism aspect, as well as the benefits to health and reduction of congestion that alternative transportation routes can offer.
On October 11, 2018, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) funded an additional 3.1-mile trail section for construction that will complete a continuous 53-mile southern alignment connecting the five cities.
On April 11, 2019, the Mayors met again at NCTCOG to express continued support and collaboration to implement the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail which is expected to have a continuous alignment completed by late 2023. A new initiative by the five cities and NCTCOG to brand and market the regional trail was endorsed by the Mayors, with planning for this initiative anticipated to begin in late 2019 or early 2020.
Fort Worth to Dallas Trail Connection Map (updated November 15, 2019)
Trail Funded and Planned Sections (Local Contact Information)
Presentation to Mayors on April 11, 2019
Presentation to RTC on October 11, 2018
Presentation at Mayors' Luncheon on November 8, 2013