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Government Fort Worth bicycle sharing program begins

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Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Wheeling around one North Texas city just got easier and it’s free for the first 30 minutes.

Fort Worth’s bicycle-sharing program is touted as healthy, affordable, efficient and reliable with 300 specially-designed bikes available to be checked out. Mayor Betsy Price helped kick off the project Monday.

Riders can purchase a membership online or at a kiosk as part of the environmental-friendly program. Usage fees apply with the second 30-minute period costing $1.50. Each additional 30 minutes is priced at $3.

A 24-hour pass costs $8. Monthly and annual passes are also available to use the 28 stations to pick up or drop off the red Trek touring bikes.

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority helps run the program. A $1 million federal grant contributed to the project.

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http://fortworthbikesharing.org/

 

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