Should we be worried about an increase in crime at and around the rail stations?
Studies have consistently shown that the location of commuter rail stations has no significant impact on crime. These studies provide additional information: “Effect of Rail Transit on Crime: A study of Los Angeles from 1988 -2014” Ridgeway, G. & MacDonald, J.M. J Quant Criminol (2016). doi:10.1007/s10940-016-9296-7; “Journeys to Crime: Assessing the Effects of a Light Rail Line on Crime in the Neighborhoods” Robin Liggett, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Hiroyuki Isek, UCLA Department of Urban Planning.

The city will work closely with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority to ensure public safety concerns at North Richland Hills stations are addressed.

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