Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed New Route “The Dash” launching Spring of 2019


Dash Bus Illustration



Trinity Metro invites public involvement and comment regarding a proposed new route connecting Downtown Fort Worth with the Cultural District along West 7th Street utilizing Trinity Metro’s first all-electric buses.

Public Hearing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 noon

Trinity Metro

Intermodal Transportation Center

2nd Floor Community Room

1001 Jones Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76102


Visit for information on the proposed changes.  Attending a public meeting or the public hearing is not required for offering input.  You may also submit comments in one of three ways by 5 p.m., Friday, December 21st.


  • Send email to
  • Write to Trinity Metro, 801 Cherry Street, Suite 850, Fort Worth, Texas  76102 to the attention of Planning & Development Dept.
  • Call Trinity Metro’s Comment Line, 817-215-8793


Dash Route Illustration

Aviso de Audiencia Pública

Nueva Ruta Propuesta “The Dash” comezando en la Primarevera del 2019




Trinity Metro invita la participación del público y comentarios acerca de una nueva ruta propuesta conectando al Centro de Fort Worth con el Distrito Cultural a lo largo de la Calle “West 7th” utlizando los primeros autobuses eléctricos de Trintiy Metro.

Audiencia Pública

Martes, 11 de Diciembre del 2018 a las 12 mediodía

Trinity Metro

Intermodal Transportation Center

2nd Floor Community Room

1001 Jones Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76102


Visite para mas información.  No es requirido que usted este presente en una reunión o audiencia pública para presentar sus comentarios.  También puede presentar sus comentarios en una de tres maneras hasta las 5 pm, viernes, 21 de diciembre.


  • Envíe un correo electrónico a
  • Escriba a Trinity Metro, 801 Cherry Street, Suite 850, Fort Worth, Texas  76102  a la atención  de “Planning & Development Dept.”
  • Llame a la Linea de Comentarios de Trinity Metro, 817-215-8793


Dash Route Illustration

Trinity Metro President/CEO to retire in April 2019

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Nov. 29, 2018 – Paul J Ballard, President and CEO of Fort Worth’s Trinity Metro, will retire in April 2019, with completion of his five-year contract, Trinity MetroPaul Ballard On TEXRail Train Board Chairman Scott Mahaffey announced today.

“Without Paul, the staff he assembled, and our dedicated Board members, there would be no TEXRail,” Mahaffey said, referring to the 27-mile commuter rail line between downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport, which is set to begin passenger service on Jan. 5, 2019. 

“We’re on track, on time, and under budget,” Mahaffey said.  “Tell me how many government projects can claim that. That level of exceptional performance is why I recruited Paul for the job.”

Ballard previously led the successful startup of the Music City Star commuter train in Middle Tennessee.  He has served 46 continuous years as a general manager, CEO, or president of transit systems in both public and private sectors.  He began his career as a brakeman and trainman on the Boston and Maine Railroad, and he was a bus operator and supervisor of public transit before becoming one of the youngest transit systems general managers in the country. 

During his years in the private contract management industry, he oversaw management of public systems in 47 U.S. cities and 17 states.  He has provided management and consulting services internationally.  Ballard has held numerous leadership positions in the American Public Transportation Association, and he has participated in activities of the National Transportation Research Board, most recently evaluating new transportation research projects seeking federal funding.

 “TEXRail has undoubtedly been the biggest challenge of my career,” said Ballard. “It’s been five years of one really tough issue after another, several of them cliffhangers.”

 Among the most daunting tasks of “working on the railroad” were  funding issues, negotiating agreements among several railroads, concerns from local governments, construction delays, plans for Positive Train Control, compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, and procurement of equipment and property.

 As TEXRail gears up for its New Year’s Eve celebratory event, Ballard said, “This is the perfect time for me to step back and look toward doing a little consulting and traveling the rails around the world.”

 Ballard personally rides buses and trains whenever possible, and he loves to share the experience with visitors from out of town.  “Most of all,” he said, “I want to be known for implementing public transit from the rider’s perspective.”


TRE Bus Bridge, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate a bus bridge between Fort Worth T&P Station, Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) Station and Richland Hills Station due to TEXRail construction all day on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.


Allow for additional time beyond normal commute times if utilizing these three stations. Please arrive at the listed stations several minutes prior to the regularly scheduled departure times to board buses for transfer between stations. 


Thank you for your patience during construction.


Please consult the TRE website for upcoming service changes.

Make Your Move: 11/07/18

MAKE YOUR MOVE: 11/07/18

Make Your Move – Make the most of daylight savings

For the love of film, music and parades.

Calling all film enthusiasts! Take Molly the Trolley to Sundance Square and enjoy the great Lone Star Film Festival happening Nov. 7 – Nov. 11.

Some other great things happening in Sundance Square:

Nov. 8 – Men On Boats

Nov. 9 – Ricki Derek and The Vegas Six

Nov. 10 – Veterans Day Parade (See Trinity Metro’s Bus!)



~ Nov. 11 ~

Nov. 18 – GM Financial Parade of Lights – Take advantage of a Trinity Railway Express (TRE) extended service day and enjoy, “Through the eyes of a child”, the beauty of more than 100 floats parade through downtown Fort Worth.

Enjoy the ride and the view.

Head over to American Airlines Center on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and catch a game or two or three. Here’s the latest lineup:

Nov. 8 – Stars vs. Sharks

Nov. 10 – Stars vs. Predators

Nov. 10 – Mavs vs. Thunder

Nov. 12 – Stars vs. Blue Jackets

Nov. 14 – Mavs vs. Jazz

Nov. 16 – Stars vs. Bruins

Nov. 17 – Mavs vs. Golden State

The city awaits you.

Free your adventurous spirit and take one of Trinity Metro’s bus routes to explore the best of Fort Worth.

Stockyards – Ride bus route 15 to enjoy these fine events:

Nov. 9 – Bryan White

Nov. 10 – Billy F. Gibbons Big Bad Blues Tour

Nov. 11 – The Holistic Fair

Nov. 15 – Sippin’ & Shoppin’

Nov. 16 – The Holiday Trunk Show

Nov. 16 – Willie Nelson & Family

Bass Performance Hall – Hop on Molly the Trolley, and enjoy these shows:

Nov. 8 – Kenny Broberg, piano

Nov. 10 – Deck the Halls Open House

Nov. 15 – Nov. 18 – Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Visit Fort Worth’s cool artsy places on Trinity Metro: Kimbell Art Museum, The Modern, Amon Carter Museum.

Go on, explore. Make your MOVE!

Teresa Ayala appointed to Trinity Metro Board of Directors

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Nov. 8, 2018 – Teresa Ayala, a commercial contract professional, has been appointed to the Trinity Metro Board of Directors by Council Member Carlos E. Flores, who represents Fort Worth District 2.

Teresa Ayala Headshot

Ayala currently serves as a Senior Contracts Compliance & Privacy Administrator with Texas Health Resources and is a member of the national Health Care Compliance Association. Her professional experience extends to mentoring and managing at Top 25 Fortune companies throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, South America and Asia.

“Teresa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board,” said Trinity Metro Board Chair Scott Mahaffey. “She joins us at an important time in Trinity Metro’s history. We will begin TEXRail service in January, and our bus services are going strong. We just started operations in Forest Hill this week, and our Tarrant County College partnership continues to grow. Ridership among TCC students exceeded 14,000 rides in October.”

Ayala is active in the community and serves as the board secretary for the Tarrant County College District Board of Trustees. She is a member of the Association of Community Colleges Trustees, Community College Association of Texas Trustees and the Association of Latino Community College Trustees. She is the Trustee liaison to the college in creating a dynamic cultural and institutional transformation involving the implementation of guided academic and career pathways for all students.

For Ayala, using the public transportation system is a familiar transit option. “Because I grew up in Fort Worth, I have been riding public transit for years,” she said. “I look forward to serving our community by working with fellow board members and Trinity Metro staff to initiate those foundational refinements necessary to meet emergent customer needs while delivering safe and reliable service to Trinity Metro riders.”

Her other volunteerism includes serving on the Executive Council for Read FW, working with youth organizations and serving on boards in the City of Fort Worth including Tax Increment Financing Districts, Parks and Recreation Advisory, Commission for Women and the Community Development Council. In 2016, Ayala was recognized as a Great Woman of Texas for her significant civic contributions; dedication to family and her community.

She attended Tarrant County College and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in liberal arts from Texas Christian University. She and husband Charles M. Bruton, Jr., have a 12-year-old son.

About the Board of Directors

Trinity Metro is governed by an 11-member board of directors, consisting of eight Fort Worth City Council appointments and three Tarrant County Commissioners Court appointments.

About Trinity Metro

Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, annually providing 10 million passenger trips on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is constructing TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that will operate from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B, with service beginning Jan. 5, 2019.