Fort Worth Transportation

Fort Worth TransportationAs the fifth largest city in Texas, Fort Worth is accessible by various modes of public and private transportation. For the most part, the regional transportation network is interconnected with the neighboring city of Dallas, which is located only about 30 miles away. Three major highways pass directly through Fort Worth, making driving the dominant way of getting to and around this city.

Stretching for about 1,540 miles, Interstate 20 runs between western Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Running for about 370 miles, Interstate 30 connects Fort Worth with Little Rock, Arkansas. I-30 also directly connects Fort Worth with Downtown Dallas. The 1,570 mile long Interstate 35 runs between southern Texas and northern Minnesota. I-820 is a beltway that can be used to circulate Fort Worth while I-635 is a loop that surrounds Dallas. Additionally, Interstate 45 can be used to travel between Fort Worth and Houston, the largest city in Texas.

Public transportation in Fort Worth is provided by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, locally known as The T system. This transit authority operates more than 30 bus routes throughout Fort Worth. There are several major transfer stations available through The T bus network. Northside, East Forth Worth, Le Gran Plaza, Ridgmar Mall and Downtown Intermodal Transportation Center are the major bus transfer hubs in the city.

The Fort worth Transportation Authority also operates a commuter rail line known as the Trinity Railway Express. This rail service runs between the T & P station in Fort Worth and the Union Station in Dallas. The Trinity Railway Express also stops at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center in the downtown district. Passengers should be aware that this commuter rail line does not operate on Sunday.

The Dallas Forth Worth International Airport is a major gateway into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area. In fact, this is the busiest airport in the state of Texas. The airport serves as the headquarters and main domestic hub for American Airlines, one of the largest carriers in the United States. American Airlines links the Fort Worth area with more than 100 total destinations throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Of course, other major domestic and international airlines also serve Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The Trinity Railway Express line stops right at the CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. From this station, the DFW Airport Shuttle takes passengers to the terminal buildings at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

The Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center is also served by long distance rail service. The Amtrak Texas Eagle and Heartland Flyer offer scenic and enjoyable rides between Fort Worth and several other neighboring states.