Mask order remains in effect for Trinity Metro

(FORT WORTH, TX – March 3, 2021) – To continue aligning with the federal mask mandate, Trinity Metro will maintain its policy on masks. All agency personnel and customers are required to wear a mask while on any of Trinity Metro’s service vehicles and when they are at any transit center.

“The health and safety of our customers and our employees are very important to us,” President and CEO Bob Baulsir said. “We will continue to comply with federal regulations to help keep everyone protected.”

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to lift the mask requirement across the state, effective March 10. Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley announced yesterday that the county’s mask order was lifted immediately.

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, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, 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.

 

Two ZIPZONE expansions

(FORT WORTH, TX – Feb. 26, 2021) – Beginning Monday, March 1, Trinity Metro is expanding the service area for the Mercantile ZIPZONE to include North Tarrant Parkway to the north and East Long Avenue to the south. The larger service area will provide easy access to popular destinations, including the Walmart Supercenter, Medical City Alliance and Meacham Airport.

On Sunday, Feb. 28, the Alliance ZIPZONE will expand to include Texas Motor Speedway, Kroger, two Walmart Supercenters, Tanger Outlets Fort Worth and Buc-ee’s.

About the Mercantile ZIPZONE

  • The ridesharing on-demand service operates 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays.
  • With any local Trinity Metro ticket, the ZIPZONE ride is included. 
  • If using ZIPZONE alone, the Mercantile ZIPZONE service is $1 or $3 per passenger, depending on location.

How to ride ZIPZONE

  • Download the ZIPZONE app from the app store on a smartphone. Go to the Payment Methods page in the app menu and add payment information to get on the road.
  • Connecting routes in the Mercantile ZIPZONE are bus routes 11, 12, 16 and Trinity Metro TEXRail. When you arrive at your stop, use the ZIPZONE app to order a ride to your destination.
  • Haven’t tried ZIPZONE yet? Enter code FTWWEB to receive the first two rides for free.
  • For riders who do not show up OR cancel after requesting a ride via the app, an automatic charge of 50 percent will be assessed.

Using the Alliance ZIPZONE

  • Download the Lyft mobile app downloaded on a smartphone.
  • Ride the bus and keep track of your paper pass, ID badge and/or your fare activated in the GoPass app.
  • Connecting routes in the Alliance ZIPZONE are bus routes 16 and 63/64.
  • When you get off at your stop within the Alliance ZIPZONE boundaries, use the Lyft app for a ride to your employer.
  • Use Promotional code “ALLIANCEZONE“.
  • Then look for your Lyft driver and ZIP to work.
  • This ZIPZONE operates 4:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekdays and 5:30-7:30 a.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. weekends.

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, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, 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.

 

Severe winter weather service changes

UPDATED 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19

Services changes for Feb. 20-22

Multiple Trinity Metro bus routes (see below) will be on modified schedules on Saturday, Feb. 20. Only the routes listed will be operating on Saturday.

On Sunday and Monday, bus service will resume normal operations.

Trinity Metro TEXRail will continue to operate an hourly schedule through Sunday, Feb. 21, and will return to a regular schedule on Monday, Feb. 22.

Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will resume regular schedules on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Trinity Metro ZIPZONE in operating on regular schedules in Alliance, Crowley, Mercantile and Near Southside.

Trinity Metro ACCESS paratransit services will operate for life-sustaining trips on Saturday, Feb. 20, and will resume regular operations on Sunday, Feb. 21.  

Customer Care representatives are available at 817.215.8600.

 


 

Bus Weather Detours for Saturday, Feb. 20

Route 1 – on regular schedule

Route 2 West

From Green Oaks Rd. – R- Plaza Parkway (make transfer behind Albertson)

Route 2 East

From Albertson’s R- Lands End, R-I30 Service Rd, L- Green Oaks, Regular Route

Route 3 (No Service to TCC South)

Inbound – From VA Clinic, R-Resource Dr, R-Circle Dr, R-Joe B Rushing, L-Campus, (skip CA Roberson/TCC), L-Riverside Dr, then regular route to Pine Street, (skip IM Terrell/13th/Stephenson), L- Lancaster, R-Jones

Outbound – From Calhoun, (skip 17th St/Stephenson/IM Terrell), L-Lancaster, Right – Pine, regular route to VA Clinic

Route 4

Regular Route (Use caution on Stalcup)

          Alt Route –Outbound R-Andrew, L-Elgin, R-Stalcup Reg. Route

          Alt Route –Inbound L-Elgin, R-Andrew, L- Rosedale Reg. Route

Route 5

Outbound 5b – From JPS, Right – Allen, R-Hemphill, R-Rosedale, Right – Evans, Left – Berry, regular route to Campus Dr, (skip Joe B

Rushing/CA Roberson/TCC), Right- Oak Grove, follow Inbound 5a

Inbound 5b – From Evans Ave (skip Allen RR bridge), Left-Rosedale, Left-Hemphill, Left-Allen, Left-S Main, then regular route

Outbound 5a – From JPS(skip Allen RR bridge), Right – Allen, R-Hemphill, R-Rosedale, Right – Evans, then regular route to James Ave, Left – Felix (skip Southcrest/Townsend), then regular route to Campus (skip Joe B Rushing/CA Roberson/TCC), continue straight on Campus, follow Inbound 5b

Inbound 5a – From Oak Grove, Left- I-20 Westbound Service Rd to I-35 Northbound Service Rd, Left-Felix (skip Southcrest/Townsend), Right-James Ave, regular route to Evans Ave, Left-Rosedale, Left-Hemphill, Left-Allen, Left-S Main then regular route to Fort Worth Central Station.

Route 6/32

(No Service to Harris Hosp Loop., Vega Loop does not run on Saturday)

Southbound 32/Inbound 6 – From Camp Bowie, Right-Bryant Irvin (skip Littlepage/Manhattan), Left-Southwest Blvd Service Rd (skip southern portion of Bryant Irvin/John Ryan Dr), Right- Chisholm Trail Service Rd past I-20, enter Chisholm Trail, exit Oakmont, Left- Oakmont, then regular route to CENTRAL STATION

Outbound 6/Northbound 32 – From McCart (skip Westcreek/Southpark), Right-Sycamore School Rd, then regular route to Oakmont (skip John Ryan Dr/southern portion of Bryant Irvin), Right – Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Exit Overton Ridge Blvd, stay on Service Road past I-20, Left – Southwest Blvd Service Rd, Right-Bryant Irvin (skip Littlepage/Manhattan), Left-Milburn, regular route to Camp Bowie.

Route 7

Outbound – regular route to Blue Bonnet Circle (skip Biddison/Stadium/South Hills/ParkRidge, do not go into neighborhood), U-turn at

Blue Bonnet Circle

Inbound – From Blue Bonnet Circle follow regular route inbound.

Route 9

Inbound   – From Northbound Loop 820 Service Rd. Continue Past Ramey on I820 Service Rd. R-Vel, R- Carruthers, R- Ramey, then regular route.

Inbound – regular route

Route 10

Outbound – From Belknap, Left-Henderson (skip Summit), Right- W 7th, then regular route.

Inbound – Regular Route from Sondra to W 7th, Left-Henderson (skip Summit), R-Weatherford, then regular route.

Route 12

Oubound from Deen Rd., Right on Long Ave, Left on Sylvania, Right on Meacham Blvd, Then continue regular route.

Inbound from Meacham Blvd, Left on Sylvania, Right on Long Ave, Left on Deen Rd, then regular route.

Route 14

Outbound – Regular route from to NW 28th Street, Right-Decatur (skip RR Bridge on 28th), Left-Long Ave, Left-N Main St, Right-NW 28th, then regular route to the North Transfer Center

Inbound – From the Stockyards Transfer Center, Right -NW 26th, Left – Main (skip RR bridge on 28th St), R-Long Ave, R- Decatur, then regular route to the Central Station.

Route 15

Outbound – Regular route from Stockyards Transfer Center, from N. Main, Right – NE 32nd St., Left – Calhoun, Left – Long Ave, Regular Route

Inbound – Regular Route.

Route 15 (If Main Street Bridge closed by police)

Inbound – From N Main, Right –   Northside Dr. to University, (If 7th Street Open) Left –7th , Right –   Houston then regular route. (if 7th street closed by police) Left- Lancaster,

Left- Jones, then regular route to Central Station.

Outbound – From, Throckmorton, Left on 7th,(7th street open) Right- University to North Side Dr., Left- N Main then regular route. (If

7th street closed by police) Left – Henderson, Right –   Lancaster, Right-University to North Side Dr, Left- N Main then Regular Route.

Route 20 (No Service to Boca Raton area.)

Northbound -From Handley Dr, Left – McClellan Ct (layover as necessary on McClellan), R- Brentwood Stair, R-Handley

Southbound – Regular route

Route 21

Outbound – From Northbound Oakland, Veer Right – Ederville Rd (skip steep portions Brentwood Stair), Right – Brentwood Stair, L-

Woodhaven, R-Bridge St, L-Country Club, R-Boca Raton, L-High Woods Trl, R- Randol Mill, R-Loop 820 Svc Rd, L-John T White, R- Eastchase,

Inbound – From Eastchase, R-Anderson (skip Meadowbrook/Randol Mill), R- John T White Rd North, L-John T White, R-Loop 820 Svc Rd, L-Randol Mill, L-High Woods Trl, R- Boca Raton, L- Country Club, R-Bridge St, L-Woodhaven (skip steep portion of Bridge Street), R-Brentwood Stair, L-Ederville Rd, L-Oakland, R-Lancaster to the ETC.

Route 22

Outbound – Regular route (do not loop twice, instead layover by Walmart as necessary)

Inbound – From Eastchase, Right-Ederville Rd (skip steep portion of Brentwood Stair), then regular route from Cooks Lane

Route 24

Eastbound – From E Berry Street, Veer Right at E Berry Street South, L- Mitchell Blvd , R-Renaissance Dr

Westbound – From E Berry Street, Left – Mitchell Blvd, R-E Berry Street South, L- Berry Street

Route 25 – Regular route

Route 26 (All buses do the same, no clockwise or counterclockwise loops during icy weather)

Outbound – Begin eastbound on Plaza Parkway behind Albertsons, R- Lands End, R-I30 Service Rd., L- Green Oaks Rd (skip Calmont), R-Camp Bowie (skip Renzel/Chapin/Cimarron), R-Las Vegas Trl (skip Normandale), R – I-30 Service Rd, R – Laredo, R-Calmont, Inbound – From Calmont/LasVegas, Left- Las Vegas (skip Normandale), Left-Hwy 80 (skip Renzel/Chapin/Cimarron), Left-Lackland Rd (skip Altamere), R-Plaza Parkway (skip Ridgmar Mall, make transfers behind Albertsons)

Route 27 (No service to Littlepage)

Southbound – From Albertsons R- Lands End, R-I30 Service Rd, L- Green Oaks, L-Calmont, R-Bryant Irvin, then regular route to Horne, L-Wellesley (skip Houghton), R-Prevost, R-Vickery, R-Chariot, (skip Bryant Irvin/Manhattan/Littlepage), R-Horne continue northbound

Northbound – Regular route to Bryant Irvin, L-Camp Bowie, R-Ridglea Ave, L-I-30 Service Rd, R-Green Oaks, R-Plaza Pkwy (skip Ridgmar Mall, make transfers behind Albertson’s).

Route 32 – See Route 6

Route 44 No Service To TCC Northwest College

Northbound from Azle Ave, Left on Titus, Left on NW26th, Left on McCandless St. Right on Azle then regular route.

Southbound from Circle Park St. Left on Central Ave, Left on N Main regular Route.

Southbound from N Main Left on Central, Right on Circle Park St then regular route

Route 45  No Service To TCC Northwest College

Northbound from Angle make U-Turn at Circle (Old Decatur/Angle) heading Southbound on Angle then regular route.

Route 46

Outbound – From Jacksboro Hwy (skip Old Mill Creek/Shady Oaks Manor/Quebec), Left – Northwest Centre Dr, Left-SH-199/Loop 820

Access Rd (in front of Lowes), Left-Boat Club Rd, Right-Jacksboro Hwy to the Shell station

Inbound – From the Shell station on Jacksboro Hwy headed toward downtown, follow regular route.

Route 71 No Service to TCC South Campus

Outbound – Regular Route

Inbound – From- Forrest Hill , Right Forrest Hill Cr. Right Wichita, Left –

820 Service Rd, Right CA Robinson, Right Joe B Rushing, then regular route

Route 72

Outbound – From Hemphill, Right – Felix (skip Hemphill Bridge), Left-

James Ave, Veer Right onto Crowley Rd, Left – Edgecliff Rd, Right –

Hemphill, then regular route

Inbound – From Altamesa, Left – Hemphill, Left – Edgecliff Rd (skip bridge on Hemphill), Right- Crowley Rd, Continue straight on James Ave, Right- Felix, Left- Hemphill, then regular route

Route 89 – on regular schedule

Route  90 – From Long Ave (Westbound) Left on N Main, Right on 28th to Ephriham, Left on Jacksboro Hwy., Right on Ohio Garden, Right on Quail Tr., Right on Shenna Blvd., Right on River Oaks, Continue East to Emphriham, Left on N Main, Right on Long, then continue on regular route

Route  91 – From Altamere (183) Right in first turn past Starbuckes, Right on Hawks Creek Cir, Right – Hawks Creek Dr. Left –

Altamere, then Regular Route.

Route DASH – on regular schedule

(If Montgomery is blocked at Camp Bowie due to ice – Right – Camp Bowie, regular route)

 

 

Free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites

(FORT WORTH, TX – Feb. 10, 2021) – Trinity Metro and Tarrant County are teaming up to provide free rides to customers who are traveling to COVID-19 vaccination sites, beginning Monday, Feb. 15.

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved an agreement to pay up to $50,000 to support the complimentary rides.

“This partnership with Trinity Metro will make it easier for folks to get the vaccine,” said Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. “Our agreement includes trips on all Trinity Metro services, including those operated by Catholic Charities.”

“We are excited to partner with Tarrant County on this important initiative,” said Trinity Metro President and CEO Bob Baulsir. “We want to do everything we can to provide access for anyone who wants to receive a vaccine.”

The current vaccination sites are the Tarrant County Resource Connection, which is served by bus routes 3 and 25; the Hurst Conference Center, which is served by a modified route 23; and the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex (505 W Felix St, Fort Worth, TX 76115), which is served by route 5a.

Customers may also use ACCESS paratransit to these sites or connect to these bus routes by riding another bus route, TEXRail, Trinity Railway Express (west zone only) or ZIPZONE.   

To obtain a free ride, passengers will need to show the operator or train conductor the appointment text or email from Tarrant County Public Health.

As part of this agreement, riders can also ride for free to vaccination appointments on Tarrant County Transportation Services (TCTS) and Northeast Transportation Services (NETS), both operated by Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

 

 

 

 

 

Bus bridge planned for TRE on Feb. 6

Medical/Market Center construction will impact Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers on Saturday, Feb. 6.

DART shuttle buses will replace TRE trains between Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing, Medical/Market Center, Victory and EBJ/Union stations on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

TRE is making track improvements in the area, and TxDOT is widening Medical District Drive from four to six lanes.

MEDICAL/MARKET CENTER STATION PASSENGERS:

Please be advised that the platform and crosswalk will not be accessible to passengers. Look for the DART bus shuttle at the red “Rail Disruption” sign to continue your trip. A temporary stop will be placed opposite this stop for westbound passengers. Medical District Drive will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic this day.

Passengers should allow for additional time beyond their normal commute if utilizing these stations. Please arrive at the affected stations 25-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times to board buses that will take passengers between stations.

For additional information, visit TrinityRailwayExpress.org.

 

 

 

 

 

How to register for COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinations are available for frontline healthcare workers, people 65 and older, and those with underlying medical conditions. Learn more about how to register for an appointment. 

Streamlined fare options

(FORT WORTH, TX – Jan. 11, 2021) – Trinity Metro has implemented two new fare options to make it easier to ride ZIPZONE, the agency’s on-demand rideshare service.

As of Sunday, ZIPZONE fares are included in the local daily, weekly, monthly and annual tickets. Anyone who has purchased one of these tickets can ride ZIPZONE for free, including transfers to and from Trinity Metro bus routes, TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express in Tarrant County. This offer does not apply to regional tickets.

Passengers can take advantage of this offer on ZIPZONE services in Near Southside, Mercantile and Crowley.

Another new option for ZIPZONE riders is the “plus 1” concept that allows a ZIPZONE rider to bring along a friend for $1.50 each way. This fare structure only applies to ZIPZONE services.

In addition, minor service modifications have been made to Route 7 University, Route 30 CentrePort Circulator and Route 111 Bell.

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, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, 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.

 

 

 

TEXRail earns PTC System Certification

(FORT WORTH, TX – Dec. 28, 2020) – Trinity Metro TEXRail has received certification for Positive Train Control (PTC) from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

PTC is designed to stop a train before an accident occurs. Specific preventions include incidents created by human error, such as train-to-train collisions, derailments that occur from excessive speed or a train moving through a track switch that was left in the wrong position.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said President and CEO Bob Baulsir. “FRA has very high standards and we are pleased to have achieved certification for this safety enhancement.”

The primary steps achieved this year include conducting extensive testing, known as revenue service demonstration, submitting a safety plan to FRA and achieving interoperability between host and tenant railroads. The FRA granted conditional approval last week to the safety plan and conditional certification of interoperability. Based on FRA standards, conditional certification meets the statutory certification requirement.

Reed Lanham, deputy chief operating officer for rail, oversaw the PTC implementations throughout the process. “We worked diligently to make sure we met all of the milestones, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a small team focused on this effort, so it was possible to maintain a consistent working relationship and keep moving forward.”

Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen, vice president and chief operating officer for rail, praised the teamwork displayed throughout the PTC process. “I am extremely proud of Reed Lanham and his team for the resiliency and passion for excellence that they displayed to ensure that our rail system is world-class in safety.”

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, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, 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.

#SavePublicTransit event Dec. 15

Trinity Metro joins public transit systems around the country in urging Congress to #SavePublicTransit

APTA-organized day of action and engagement will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15

(FORT WORTH, TX – Dec. 14, 2020) – Trinity Metro is joining fellow APTA members and industry partners on Tuesday, Dec. 15, to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement.

Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), #SavePublicTransit Day will shine the light on the dire financial crisis facing the public transportation industry and urge elected officials to take immediate action.

It is critical that Congress move forward and provide emergency funding for public transit in the lame duck session before Congress recesses for the holiday. The industry is calling on Congress and the Administration to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding to ensure that public transit agencies can survive and help our communities and nation recover from the economic fallout of the pandemic.

“Immediate action needs to be taken to address the public transportation industry’s dire financial situation so that we can continue to serve essential employees every day and can help with the nation’s economic recovery,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The industry’s very survival is at stake.”

Holiday service schedules

Trinity Metro services will operate on a modified service schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. TEXRail and The Dash will operate on regular schedules.