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Ambassadors continue to be helpful to downtown residents, workers, visitors

Posted Oct. 30, 2018

a downtown ambassador on a segway
The Downtown Ambassadors can be seen all over downtown — even on Segways — as they assist residents and visitors.

The Downtown Ambassadors continue to make an impact on hospitality and safety in the central business district.

Downtown Fort Worth Inc. (DFWI) added Downtown Ambassadors to the services provided by the downtown Public Improvement District (PID). The Ambassadors circulate throughout downtown in their vibrant green pickup, on foot, on bicycles and on Segways to help visitors, create a friendly and welcoming environment and add extra eyes and ears on the street.

Between April and June of this year, the ambassadors:

  • Made 4,935 business contacts.
  • Reported 843 cases of graffiti and stickers.
  • Provided hospitality assists to 12,725 residents and visitors.
  • Provided 101 safety escorts.
  • Reached out to homeless people 917 times.
  • Assisted motorists 79 times.

To fund the program, the City Council approved a downtown PID assessment rate increase from 10 cents per $100 of value on taxable downtown properties to 12.5 cents. DFWI manages the PID and has been working with downtown property owners for nearly a year to develop this new program.

The crew is on duty downtown from 7 a.m.-midnight, seven days a week. Contact the on-duty supervisor at 817-484-3723.

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