Will my taxes go up to pay for this service?
No. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority operates it’s public transit system with funding from federal and local sources plus revenue from fares. The local source is dedicated local sales tax paid by consumers in Fort Worth, Richland Hills, Blue Mound, and Grapevine. North Richland Hills will be contributing funds of an equal proportion as part of the City’s agreement to participate in TEXRail. NRH’s participation in TEXRail will not result in an increase the NRH tax rate or the amount of sales tax or property tax that you pay. The sales tax and property tax generated by new development surrounding the Iron Horse and Smithfield stations will be used to fund the City’s participation in Tex Rail.

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1. Why do crossing gates at Davis and Main stay down so long? 
2. Sometimes the crossing gates go down, but no train crosses. Why?
3. What is a quiet zone? Are there quiet zones in NRH?
4. Where are NRH stations located and how many parking spaces do they have?
5. Is overnight parking allowed at the stations?
6. How many trips are offered daily?
7. How does TEXRail service impact traffic at crossings in NRH?
8. Why were raised medians installed at railroad crossings?
9. What are the benefits of TEXRail for NRH?
10. What is being done to limit noise and pollution?
11. What type of development is planned around the NRH stations?
12. Will my taxes go up to pay for this service?
13. If my home is near the rail line, will this affect my property values?
14. Won’t the rail stations and surrounding developments bring more people to NRH and thus more traffic?
15. Should we be worried about an increase in crime at and around the rail stations?
16. Some say TEXRail won’t improve traffic congestion. Is this true?
17. How will TEXRail benefit the local economy?
18. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to build more roads?
19. When did planning for TEXRail begin and when were the NRH stations approved?
20. I have additional questions. Where can I get more information?