Trinity Metro names Vice President & COO for Rail

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) April 19, 2019 – Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen has joined Trinity Metro as vice president and chief operating officer for rail. With a transportation career in Texas, Colorado, Jon-Erick Arjanen HeadshotMontana and New Mexico, his roles have focused on rail operations, safety systems and strategy implementation.

Arjanen previously served as vice president/ general manager for Martin Marietta/Rock & Rail, LLC, in Lakewood, Colo., where he lead a nationwide project and launched two facilities. Prior to Colorado, he worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway in Fort Worth as operations director. During that time, he implemented safety initiatives and process improvements. He was named employee of the year for his planning and execution of the largest transportation service plan change across BNSF Railway in 2016. Arjanen started his career in the United States Army, serving as a senior non-commissioned officer.

“AJ brings extensive transportation experience to this role,” said Trinity Metro President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Baulsir. “His commitment to safety and team development will be important to our agency as we continue to enhance and improve our rail system.”

Arjanen earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and his MBA from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

 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 the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

 

TRE Link offers new option to DFW Airport

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) April 11, 2019 – Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers will soon have a new way to travel to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. On April 15, Trinity Metro will begin operating the TRE Link in conjunction with Dallas Area Rapid Transit and DFW Airport.

TRE Link BusTRE Link, which features a paint scheme similar to the TRE, will replace the existing shuttle that connects CentrePort passengers with the airport. Like the current service, TRE Link will operate every 30 minutes on weekdays.

“TRE passengers have expressed their interest in having this airport shuttle service continue, and we are pleased to introduce the TRE Link,” Trinity Metro President/CEO Paul J Ballard said. “We appreciate the North Central Texas Council of Governments for providing grant funding for the first six months of service.”

Trinity Metro will provide three 35-foot buses to begin TRE Link service, and NCTCOG will provide future grant funding to purchase new vehicles for the route.

 

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 the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.