Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Deputy Administrator Veronica Vanterpool joined Trinity Metro and Grapevine leaders for a discussion about TEXRail and a visit to Grapevine/Main Street Station.

Vanterpool and FTA Region 6 Regional Administrator Gail Lyssy met with Trinity Metro Board Chairman Jeff Davis, President and CEO Richard Andreski, Vice President and COO for Rail Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen, Deputy COO for Rail Reed Lanham, Grapevine Council Member and Trinity Metro Board Member Paul Slechta and Executive Director of the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Paul W. McCallum.

“We had a great visit and talked about our growing ridership, transit-oriented development and our plans for the TEXRail extension to the medical district,” Andreski said.

“We have to do more to bring talent to our area, to reduce traffic congestion and to improve the quality of life in our communities. Public transportation is the solution to all of these challenges. The Federal Transit Administration gets this,” said Jeff Davis.

Slechta and McCallum communicated with FTA representatives about the city’s growth and the economic impact generated by TEXRail through transit-oriented development and tourism.

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