Learn how to Adopt-a-Stop

(FORT WORTH, TX – Nov. 26, 2019) – If you’re looking for a great community project, look no further than Trinity Metro’s Adopt-a-Stop program. Volunteers help keep Fort Worth clean and beautiful while enhancing the public transit experience.

Detra Whitmore, vice president of customer experience, said the program offers flexibility to participants, who can take care of their stops whenever it’s convenient for them.

“Adopt-a-Stop encourages public involvement to reduce and prevent littering,” Whitmore said. “Friends, families, community groups and businesses adopt stops around town and commit to maintaining a litter-free environment. A lot of people choose to volunteer because it’s easy to participate around their schedules.”

What volunteers do

Participants remove trash and trim grass or weeds around the stop or passenger shelter. If the bus sign needs attention, inform Trinity Metro and they will take care of it. Volunteers are encouraged to clean the stop once a week or as needed.

“Bus stops may not need cleaning every week, but it’s nice if the volunteers stop by to check on it each week to make sure everything looks good,” Whitmore said.

How to get started

Call customer care at 817-215-8600 or download the Adopt-A-Stop application at Adopt-A-Stop Application. After processing the completed form, Trinity Metro will provide a starter kit that includes safety vests, trash bags and gloves.

After three months, your bus stop will feature a sign with your name on it to thank you for volunteering.

“Trinity Metro will also recognize you on social media for your community-minded spirit,” Whitmore said. “After one year, you will receive a signed adoption certificate for your bus stop.”

Bus Stop Cleanup Day

In October, Trinity Metro hosted Bus Stop Cleanup Day. Hundreds of community volunteers participated, with teams representing the City of Fort Worth, Steer Fort Worth, Tarrant Transit Alliance, City of Forest Hill, Trinity Metro and many others. That event led to the adoption of four additional stops, giving Trinity Metro a total of 58.

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 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, 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 between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

TRE service on Sunday for Parade of Lights

(FORT WORTH, TX – Nov. 19, 2019) – To help customers travel to the 2019 GM Financial Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth, Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on a special sc

Image of Bus with Christmas Lights

hedule on Sunday, Nov. 24. The parade, now in its 37th year, begins at 6 p.m. and features more than 100 floats. Molly the Trolley will be decked out in holiday lights and will be part of the parade.

Three TRE trains will travel to Fort Worth, with the first one leaving EBJ Union Station at 1:30 p.m. and the last one leaving at 9:20 p.m. The three trains will depart from Fort Worth Central Station beginning at 2:54 p.m., with the last one departing at 10:44 p.m. The full schedule is available online.

Trinity Metro TEXRail will operate on its regular schedule on Sunday.

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 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, 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 between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

City of Fort Worth honors former chairman of Trinity Metro Board

(FORT WORTH, TX – Nov. 13, 2019) – The former chairman of the Trinity Metro Board of Directors was honored with a proclamation by the Fort Worth City Council, which designated Nov. 12, 2019 as Scott MahaScott Mahaffey Headshotffey Day.

Mahaffey served on the Trinity Metro Board since 2013 and recently stepped down from the position. In the proclamation, he is credited for furthering mobility and transportation in the region. The proclamation, in part, reads, “Under Scott Mahaffey’s leadership as Chairman of the Board, Trinity Metro implemented significant improvements and introduced new services, including the TEXRail commuter rail line from Fort Worth to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B, marking a new day in transportation for the DFW region.”

Trinity Metro CEO and President Bob Baulsir said he worked closely with Mahaffey during their time together. “Scott is an astute business leader whose contributions were invaluable. He was always available and eager to tackle challenges and to pave the way for a better transportation system in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.”

In the proclamation, Mahaffey was credited with transforming and improving organizations through leadership positions on the board of directors, including for Casa Manana and Colonial Country Club. Mahaffey was president during the rebuilding of the Casa Manana Theater and chair from 2001 to 2003. During his time on the Colonial Country Club Board, he oversaw the renovation of the golf course.

The proclamation summarized the tribute with “The City of Fort Worth has been shaped, improved and strengthened by the service of Scott Mahaffey.”

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 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, 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 between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

Hundreds of volunteers make Bus Stop Cleanup Day a success

(FORT WORTH, TX – Nov. 1, 2019) – When Trinity Metro announced a Bus Stop Cleanup Day, volunteers came in droves to support the effort. The 40 participating teams represented the City of Fort Worth, Steer Fort Worth, Tarrant Transit Alliance, City of Forest Hill, Trinity Metro and many others.

Lady mowing grass at bus stop“Having clean and well-kept passenger shelters and bus stops is important for the ‘curb appeal’ of public transportation,” said Detra Whitmore, vice president of customer experience. “We were overwhelmed by the amount of support and helping hands we received for our event.”

Volunteers selected a route and then traveled from stop to stop, trimming and cleaning whatever was needed – from mowing grass to cleaning glass panels at passenger shelters. At the end of the day, more than 110 trash bags had been filled with grass clippings, weeds and trash.

Creative cleanup

To add to the fun, Trinity Metro awarded prizes to the teams with the most creative names. First place went to “We got 99 problems, but trash ain’t one of them,” followed by “Bus a rhyme” in second place and Forest Hill Lady picking up trash at bus stopGumps in third.

“This year was such a success that we plan to make it an annual event,” Whitmore said. “Everything our teams did contributes to a better experience for our customers.”

The sponsors for the event included Keep Fort Worth Beautiful, Tolar Manufacturing, Cox Racing, WurthUSA, Inc., and Central Market. Keep Fort Worth Beautiful donated trash cleanup tools and worked two routes during the event.

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 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, 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 between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.