Case Studies


Transportation issues are among the greatest economic development and quality of life impediments in the North Central Texas region. In 1994, Pavlik and Associates became part of the Parsons Brinckerhoff project management team put into place by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the T) to build commuter rail service in Tarrant County. In September 2000, service was extended from Dallas County to three Tarrant County stations, in part the culmination of six years of successful public strategies, community relations and public information programs designed and implemented by Pavlik. The agency continued to work on the project through the addition of two downtown Fort Worth service locations which opened in the Fall of 2001 as well as the dedication of the Intermodal Transportation Center in 2002.

Pavlik and Associates staff functioned as the key public affairs strategist for the Trinity Railway Express in Tarrant County from 1994 through 2002. We identified the leaderships in the various communities and special interest groups and worked to build consensus for the project and support for funding including interfacing with elected officials, municipal and agency staffs, project advocates and opponents to build consensus for issues both big and small.

Activities organized and materials produced by the agency, as well as functions in which the agency were responsible, included the following: