Trinity Metro Bus System’s Better Connection

A redesigned system for the Trinity Metro Bus is set to operate on September 5 according to a Fort Worth Texas article from August 12. They state,

“Trinity Metro will roll out its newly redesigned bus system with more frequency, extended hours and better customer options on Sunday, Sept. 5.

Known as A Better Connection, the redesign will offer customers more direct routes that reach their destination without having to go through downtown.”

The new system’s schedule was posted in a Community Impact News article. The schedule shows the much more organized and improved system that will be implemented. Verily, the system’s changes will prove to provide more access and options to the customers who have given their insights and inputs as data for the company to develop this new system.  the needed data to produce the new system.  

Trinity Metro’s article laid out the overall highlights set to take place in September. 

Increased frequency

  • Route 4 East Rosedale and Route 6 8th Ave/McCart will increase service to every 15 minutes.
  • Within 1/4-mile of high-frequency transit:
    • 44,500 more people in 15,100 more households
    • 25,100 more jobs
  • 7 hospitals, 40 schools, and 1 college campus

 

More Sunday service

  • 7 route segments with new Sunday service
  • Serving 25,600 more people in 9,300 more households
  • Providing access to 9,600 more jobs
  • Serving 4 hospitals and 1 college campus
  • Later service (until between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.)

 

12 route segments with later service

  • Serving 27,400 more people in 23,100 more households
  • Providing access to 23,100 more jobs
  • Serving 4 hospitals and 2 colleges
  • Streamlined services

 

Better crosstown connectivity with 14 routes combined into 8 longer routes

  • Another 13 routes adjusted for faster and more direct service.
  • Overall, 8 fewer routes because of system simplification.”

 

The changes in the transportation system by the Trinity Metro will dramatically relax commuters and workers alike because the additional frequency, hours, and routes are convenient and accommodating. Notably, while the pandemic crisis is ongoing, it is a relief to know that there are still improvements happening to make life easier.

Crypto-Mining Frisco Kids Earn $32,000 a Month

Frisco kids, Ishaan and Aanya Thakur,  have been earning $32,000 per month by mining Ethereum according to a Newsbreak article from August 16 which states,

“An enterprising brother-sister team in a North Dallas suburb are pulling down as much as $32,000 a month by eschewing the lemonade stand and focusing instead on mining Ethereum.

With interest spurred after hearing their father talk about the rise of cryptocurrencies, the pair initially wanted to invest in crypto, but it was already too expensive, so with the help of YouTube and their father, the ninth-grader and fourth-grader learned how to mine. They’ve reinvested their earnings to buy additional equipment, signing up for supply updates (generally graphics cards) from nearby electronics stores to fight this summer’s chip shortage.”

A Dallas Morning News article from August 16 reported the siblings’ ingenious idea of saving more money by skipping the electric energy. It said,

“Ishaan and Aanya said it was important for them to use renewable energy, which costs about 12 cents per kilowatt-hour versus traditional energy that costs about 10 cents.

The difference in cost is insignificant compared to what they make, especially because mining for Ethereum is more efficient than bitcoin. Last month’s electric bill, including their home and the data center, was $2,500. A typical home electric bill in the summer is $500 for them; with mining, it increased to $850. The downtown data center electric bill was $1,650.”

The story of these two siblings is exceptional. By becoming extraordinarily resourceful and innovative during the pandemic, they’ve taken a huge leap in reaching their goal which is to fund their own college and medical school expenses.

Frisco Community Awareness Night

The Community Awareness Night is already set this weekend with additional reminders to follow Covid-19 protocols according to a Dallas Morning News article from August 5. In it they say:

“Frisco is bringing back its annual citywide block party for residents to gather with neighbors and nearby friends after canceling last year’s event as a result of the pandemic.

Any neighborhood or community can participate in the block part but must register online by Saturday evening. Additionally, they can request a visit from Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, a local police officer or firefighter, or a city council member.”

An article on Frisco Police Department’s website posted the brief history of Community Awareness Night,

“In 2013, Frisco CAN was launched as a local version of National Night Out. During this event, our residents are encouraged to host block parties and similar get-togethers, using them to get to know each other better, all the while making their neighborhoods safer.”

However, some people are wary of the idea of a block party in the midst of a Covid-19 resurge. A man tweeted a reply on the Dallas Morning News article,

“Sure. That will slow down the Delta variant’s spread.”

Another tweeted,

“What I read: Frisco is bringing back potentially more Delta Variant cases next weekend.”

The Frisco Police Department provided the block party’s form where several guidelines were laid out to help people prepare for their block party. Provided that,

“Time for the party should be limited to 3 hours.

You must include an estimate of the number of attendees.

Only cones may be used to block streets and they may be picked up from public works.
Please be aware that all City of Frisco Ordinances and current State Mandates shall be enforced. Subjects shall comply with CDC, State and Local Guidelines related to Covid-19.”

While the intention of Frisco’s annual CAN is to connect and make the neighborhood safer, it is still advisable to follow the guidelines and protocols related to Covid-19 as there is indeed a growing situation with the number of Covid-19 cases.

Frisco’s $10 Billion Field Community Lands Taylor Morrison Homes

Taylor Morrison Homes will be involved in the next big thing for Frisco after purchasing sites in the 2,500-acre development on Dallas North Tollway, according to an Our Community Now article from August 1. They state,

“The Arizona-based builder confirmed on its website and social media that it has purchased sites for nearly 500 single-family homes in the 2,544-acre development on the Dallas North Tollway in Collin and Denton counties. The builder purchased the sites from Dallas-based Hunt Realty Investments and Plano-based Karahan Cos.

Taylor Morrison, which has a portfolio of Dallas/Fort Worth developments in its portfolio, will build in the Brookside neighborhood on the northside of Panther Creek Parkway east of Legacy Drive.”

However, Frisco’s Fields will not just be for residential purposes as it was set to be developed into a mixed-use zoning community, according to a Dallas Morning news article from July 29,

On U.S. Highway 380 at the north end of the 2,500-acre project, there are plans for an urban-style mixed-use project with office, retail, commercial and high-density housing. Called North Fields, the development on the south side of U.S. 380 will be more than 175 acres.

The low and mid-rise buildings will be constructed around a small lake.

The largest and tallest of the commercial buildings are to be constructed in the heart of the project along the tollway.”

The Dallas Morning News also revealed the development plan for the Field Project, showcasing the different sub plans for the whole community. As seen in the plan, houses, buildings, and commercial spaces are not the only things that Taylor Morrison Homes will develop; golf courses, greenbelts, parks, and trails will also be built inside the stretch between US Highway 380 and Preston Road.