Chisholm Trail Parkway Progress Report

Chisholm Trail Parkway benefits many businesses between Fort Worth, Burleson and Cleburne. Angmar Realty has the commercial space you need that is located along Chisholm Trail Parkway. The newest project in Burleson, the Standard at ChisenHall, is located at Hidden Creek Parkway next to Chisenhall Baseball Fields, approximately 17 miles south of downtown Fort Worth. Retail and office spaces available with an estimated completion of 1st Building, Summer 2017. Click here for more information about the Standard at ChisenHall.

Chisholm Trail Parkway Description

The Chisholm Trail Parkway, is a 27.6-mile toll road extending from downtown Fort Worth south to Cleburne. More than 50 years in the making, the toll road was a collaboration between the North Texas Tollway Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Tarrant and Johnson counties, along with the cities of Fort Worth, Burleson and Cleburne, and Western Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad.
New Speed Limits Approved for CTP

On Aug. 18, 2016, the North Texas Tollway Authority’s Board of Directors approved new, permanent speed limits for the 28-mile Chisholm Trail Parkway.

From Forest Park Boulevard to University Drive, the speed limit will be 50 mph.

From University Drive to Arborlawn Drive, the speed limit will be 60 mph.

From Arborlawn Drive to Altamesa Boulevard, the speed limit will be 65 mph.

From Altamesa Boulevard to north of FM 1216, the speed limit will be 70 mph.

From north of FM 1216 to Industrial Boulevard (near U.S. 67), the speed limit will be
55 mph.

The increased speed limits will not be in effect until the signs are in place. That work is anticipated to be complete in mid-to-late September, weather permitting.

Here’s What Drivers Are Saying About CTP
The Chisholm Trail Parkway was an idea more than 50 years in the making. Now that the toll road is open to the public, connecting drivers to their destination is faster, safer and easier. See what is being said about mobility on the CTP.

“A commute that normally takes 40 minutes took less than 20 minutes…‎Once it is totally landscaped and complete it will be a perfect asset for Fort Worth, Tarrant County and Johnson County. A true work of art.” J. Jordan, Fort Worth

“I took the Chisholm Trail Parkway to work this morning and it was fantastic. Thanks for building it for me! My normal commute takes me around 40 minutes. Today, I arrived at work about 10 minutes earlier…Love it – got my TCU toll tag and everything.” Michael W., Fort Worth

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Industry Authorities: Why you need them and how to connect with them


Who Are Your Top Industry Authorities?

One of the most important things you can do when first establishing your small business venture is to find others who can be instrumental in helping you publicize your new product or service. Industry authorities are well respected members of the community and can include anyone from influential bloggers, magazine publishers, TV producers, event planners and more. Here are a few thoughts to get you headed in the right direction in locating some of your industry’s top authorities.

Start by identifying your competition and studying their activity on social media networks. Scan Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin and any other social media networks they post to and take special note of who your competition follows. The sources they follow are most likely your industry authorities.

Investigate websites and forums your competition is currently engaging with. And start interacting with those groups. Here are a few great sources for connecting with others in your industry, for discovering your competition and locating influencers:

Find local industry related meet-ups that have an active membership base. Attend the meetings and start making contacts. Always have a business card on hand and exchange it for a card in return. These contacts will eventually lead you to additional industry authorities.

Identify similar, but different, businesses from your business and repeat steps 1-3.

Next time we will give you some valuable tips on how to contact your authorities and how to interest and engage them with your product or service.

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