MAY 2020 ON TIME PERFORMANCE AND RIDERSHIP
Coming soon: New transit option for Near Southside
Get ready! Trinity Metro is bringing a new on-demand transportation option to the Near Southside.
Starting July 19, the Near Southside ZIPZONE will serve the region that encompasses Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Cook Children’s Medical Center, John Peter Smith Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Medical City Fort Worth, Moncrief Cancer Institute, and UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth. The zone will also include many restaurants and businesses on Magnolia Avenue.
This service is going to provide a new choice for the 40,000 employees who travel to the Near Southside for work. Trinity Metro partnered with the City of Fort Worth on this important transit initiative to provide a daily on-demand option. Fares will be complimentary through Aug. 31, 2020.
The Near Southside ZIPZONE will offer significant benefits for employees, patients and visitors. Not only will it serve as a first-mile/last-mile connection to buses and trains, but it will also significantly enhance access for commuting into and around Fort Worth’s Medical District and the Near Southside.
The ZIPZONE, which is provided through a contract with Via, will utilize black Toyota Siennas for the shared rides from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. ZIPZONE will connect with Trinity Metro TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) at the Fort Worth T&P Station and to bus routes 1 South Hemphill, 4 East Rosedale, 5a Evans Ave., 5b Glen Garden/Wichita, 6 8th Ave./McCart/Hulen Mall, 9 Ramey/Vickery and 14 Sylvania/NE 28th.
The new option should be a popular choice in this area, especially for daily commuters. One of the unique aspects of this service is that anyone within the service area has the option to use it for going to lunch or running an errand. The time saved by not having to find parking may encourage people to give it a try.
How it works
- Download the Trinity Metro ZIPZONE app.
- Use the app to order a ride.
- View interactive map of service area at RIDETRINITYMETRO.org/ZIPZONE.
from previous year: 47% ⯆
from previous year: 58% ⯆
from previous year: 61% ⯆
from previous year: 69% ⯆
from previous year: 58% ⯆
Other services include Grapevine Visitors Shuttle, NETS and TCTS.
from previous year: 63% ⯆
*Service started in 2019.
**Alliance ridership 396, 31% ▲ from previous year.
Mercantile ridership 376. Service started in July 2019.
- Started charging fares from May 17, 2020.
- Provided 10,145 trips to Medical District on Trinity Metro bus service.
- Provided 8,602 medical and grocery trips on ACCESS Paratransit service.
- Provided 7,069 dialysis trips on ACCESS Paratransit service.
- Provided 377 work trips on ZIPZONEs.
- Operated 4 additional overflow runs on weekdays and 2 runs on weekends to maintain social distancing on buses.