Arlington Rolls Out New Public Transportation System | Arlington TX
Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Aug 19, 2013 in Truck Accidents
On Monday, Metro Arlington Xpress, or MAX, began limited service throughout Arlington. The city boasts a population of more than 374,000 people and was one of the largest cities in America to not offer public transportation.
The transportation service is partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the city, university, and several businesses will be splitting the costs of the transit system which is about $700,000.
Right now the pilot program has limited stops and will run limited hours. If the project is deemed successful the city will then decide how to proceed with making it permanent.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation there are more than 290 bus accidents each year, more than a dozen of which are fatal collisions. As a new transportation system rolls out in Arlington is important that drivers and pedestrians be careful when driving or walking alongside these large vehicles.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident caused by a negligent bus driver, speaking with an experienced bus accident attorney can help you determine if you may be eligible to make a claim for property damage, medical expenses, and more. Contact us today at 1-800-304-9246 for more information on your legal rights.