New data from Lyft suggests its Dallas-Fort Worth riders added $70.7 million to the local economy last year and are 67 percent less likely to drive impaired due to the availability of the ridesharing service. But at what cost?Lyft's data detailing its impact on spending comes on the tail of another study pointing to ridesharing companies as contributing to the declining use of public transit.That study, conducted by civil engineers at the University of Kentucky, found that for every year ridesharing companies are present in a city, rail ridership can be expected to decrease 1.3 percent and bus ridership can be expected to drop by 1.7 percent. It also suggests the effect "builds with each passing year."Ridesharing companies often tout their services as supplementing public transportation -- filling in gaps where transit systems don't meet commuters' needs. Lyft's report estimates that ridesharing increases public transit ridership … [Read more...] about Lyft says it reduces impaired driving and boosts the Dallas-Fort Worth economy. But at what cost?
"Shamoil lost a ton of good people, which was not his fault at all, but he wasn't allowed to fill those slots and I think that impacted how aggressive he could be and what he could do," Winstead partner Toby Galloway, who previously served as the SEC's lead trial lawyer in Fort Worth, told Texas Lawbook. Shipchandler's two associate directors will guide the office until SEC officials pick a replacement. … [Read more...] about SEC chief who exposed ‘Frack Master’ and AriseBank scams resigns Fort Worth post
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“We started saying, ‘Could we reach other customers?’” said Scott Drennan, vice president of innovation at Bell. And he said the team began thinking with the mindset of a technology company instead of a helicopter manufacturer.The company dropped the word "helicopter" from its name in early 2018. It debuted a new logo featuring a shield, to represent safety and defense, and a dragonfly, one of the most sophisticated flying creatures.And Bell, usually at home at air or helicopter shows, also sought out new consumer audiences at South by Southwest and CES as a way to get out its name and recruit talent.The innovation team has grown from 25 people to 125. It's expected to grow to 175 by the end of this year, Drennan said. It acts as an in-house incubator, working on ideas that may later be pushed out to the entire company.So far, it has unveiled two major aircraft: an urban air taxi called Bell Nexus and the Autonomous Pod … [Read more...] about With air taxis and drones, Fort Worth-based Bell wants to fly into the future
"We see AllianceTexas as one of the most compelling locations in the country for hyperscale data centers," Stack CEO Brian Cox said in a statement. "Given the magnitude of the infrastructure already in place, AllianceTexas provides the opportunity for the completion and delivery of build-to-suit projects to support immediate demand."Stack's mission includes supporting our client's largest infrastructure requirements and partnering with Hillwood is a brand new opportunity to jointly solve this for our clients."AllianceTexas is already home to one of North Texas' biggest data center projects - Facebook's huge campus on State Highway 170.The 26,000 acre project houses more than 500 companies and more than 61,000 jobs.Stack Infrastructure just launched its new national data center platform. The company was formed by IPI Data Center Partners with properties acquired from Infomart Data Centers and T5 Data Centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Cali., Virginia and … [Read more...] about Huge data center project coming at Fort Worth’s AllianceTexas project