The sale of Super Bowl transit passes is expected to offset about $50,000 of that amount.
These are funds needed to provide everything from buses, wreckers and the Trinity Railway Express to and from the Feb. 6 game, and the numerous events during the week before.
Agencies involved in providing the transportation include the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the city of Arlington.
The RTC is the Dallas-Fort Worth region's congressionally recognized planning agency. RTC not only helps cities and counties apply for and spend federal grants for transportation, air quality and other programs, but also gets to allocate millions of dollars a year in federal grants independently.
The Trinity Railway Express will operate on Super Bowl Sunday, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, also known as the T, will be responsible for shuttling people from CentrePort Station to Cowboys Stadium -- a trip of about five miles each way.
"Our employees will be working a time a time when they normally wouldn't be working," T senior vice president Nancy Amos said, adding that much of the funds will pay employees' salaries.
-- Gordon Dickson [email protected]