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TEXRail brief service disruption planned for Monday, Sept. 25

To accommodate scheduled network upgrades, TEXRail will have a brief service disruption in the early hours on Monday, Sept. 25. Regular service will resume at 3:20 a.m. Monday.

Schedule adjustments

  • Train #280, which leaves Fort Worth T&P Station at 12:43 a.m., will terminate at North Side Station.
  • Train #181, which leaves DFW Airport Terminal B Station at 2:10 a.m., will not operate.

Reed Lanham named VP of Rail

Trinity Metro has named Reed Lanham as the agency’s new Vice President of Rail. In this capacity, he will put new programs into place to elevate the quality, reliability and consistency of Trinity Railway Express and TEXRail services.

Lanham, who was selected following a competitive national search, joined Trinity Metro in 2015. He has held a variety of leadership roles in rail, most recently as Deputy Vice President of Rail. During his tenure, Lanham played a key role in the start-up of TEXRail and successfully led Trinity Metro’s implementation of positive train control on both Trinity Railway Express and TEXRail. For the last four years, he has overseen TEXRail operations and he brings 16 years of commuter rail experience to the position.



FTA triennial review of Trinity Metro yields perfect score

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Sept. 18, 2023 – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently completed its triennial review of Trinity Metro – and the results couldn’t be better. The triennial review focused on Trinity Metro’s compliance in 23 areas. No deficiencies were found with the FTA requirements in any of these areas.

“During our review of Fort Worth Transportation Authority [dba Trinity Metro], the FTA transit recipient demonstrated best practices in the following areas: Maintenance, Procurement & Financial Management and Capacity,” said Ketnah Parchment, one of the reviewers. “It was a pleasure working with a team of professionals who implements the FTA CORTAP [Comprehensive Oversight Review and Technical Assistance Program] requirements in an exemplary manner. Congratulations on a review with no findings/deficiencies.”

The months-long process occurs every three years and ensures that transit agencies are adhering to regulations and making any necessary improvements. Positive results are essential because they are tied to future eligibility for federal funding.

“To say I’m elated is an understatement,” said Trinity Metro President & CEO Richard Andreski. “It is uncommon for transit agencies to undergo a federal review without findings. This is a credit to the professional staff at Trinity Metro, who work hard every day to deliver high quality service and meet all of our regulatory obligations. We appreciate the high marks from the Federal Transit Administration and look forward to continuing to deliver results for our customers and stakeholders.”


Lancaster-T&P Passage Project construction begins

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Sept. 14, 2023 – The Lancaster T&P Passage Project construction began on Sept. 5, 2023. The $1.75M project, funded by the City of Fort Worth’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone District Eight (TIF 8), will create a more formal arrival and departure experience and guide TEXRail and TRE riders between the T&P Terminal Platform and Downtown Fort Worth.

“As more than $1B in construction is about to transform the south end of Downtown, improving the ease of access to the T&P Station commuter rail passenger platform is especially timely,” said District 9 City Councilwoman Elizabeth Beck, Chair of TIF 8.

The design team includes the Fain Group, Kimley-Horn, and RSM. This team was selected by a panel of Downtown residents, City of Fort Worth staff, Downtown Design Review Committee members, and DFWI staff.

“The route from Lancaster Avenue to the platform and vice versa will be much clearer and will elevate the rider’s sense of arrival to Fort Worth,” said Trinity Metro CEO Rich Andreski. “This design uses signage, graphics, historic exhibits, landscaping, and light to enhance the route between Downtown and the passenger platform, making travel by rail an even more attractive travel option.” 

Key elements of the $1.75M project include:

  • A landscaped and illuminated plaza extending from the Lancaster Avenue sidewalk to the T&P Building front entrance lobby
  • Monumental signage identifying the T&P Terminal passage
  • Wayfinding signage to and from Lancaster Avenue and the T&P Station passenger platform
  • Exhibits and graphic art displays that celebrate the T&P Terminal’s role in Fort Worth’s history

Construction is expected to last eight months. For project updates, please visit

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The T&P Passage project is being managed by Melissa Konur, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.’s Director of Planning.


Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. is the catalyst for transforming Downtown into a vibrant place to live, visit, enjoy, and conduct business through leadership, programs, projects, and partnerships. Formed in 1981, DFWI is Downtown Fort Worth’s planning, advocacy, public space, and project management organization.


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Service changes beginning Sept. 17

Each fall and spring, Trinity Metro makes service adjustments to improve service. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, the following improvements will be implemented:

Route 25 – Miller/East Seminary

Frequency will be increased from 30 minutes to 15 minutes on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and from 60 minutes to 30 minutes in the evenings and on weekends.

Route 4 – East Rosedale

The turnaround pattern at the western end of the line will be altered from Terrell and 7th Avenue to the corner of Rosedale and 8th Avenue.

Route 33 – Felix/Oak Grove

There will be a slight pattern change in the vicinity of Campus Drive & I-20 to avoid time delays associated with left turn signals thus improving on-time performance.

Route 54 – Riverside/Sierra Vista

Buses will depart North Side Station one minute later to allow more time for passengers to transfer from TEXRail and other buses.

Route 91 – North Side Station/Normandale

Buses will depart North Side Station one minute later to allow more time for passengers to transfer from TEXRail and other buses.


Updated TRE schedule begins Sept. 5

A modified Trinity Railway Express (TRE) schedule has been in place to accommodate work at the future Trinity Lakes Station. The new TRE schedule change will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 5, as trains resume normal operations at the site of the future Trinity Lakes Station.

The new TRE Trinity Lakes Station is expected to open in early 2024.

New schedule


Southeast ZIPZONE expanding Aug. 28

Trinity Metro’s Southeast ZIPZONE will soon take you even further. Beginning Monday, Aug. 28, riders have the option to travel north to Berry Street as part of the zone.

The territory for Southeast ZIPZONE includes travel to and from sites such as Tarrant County College – South Campus, Tarrant County College – Southeast Campus, Tarrant County Resource Connection, the Fort Worth VA Clinic, plus access to an array of shopping and dining destinations. Now the expanded zone will offer access to new locations including the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Eugene McCray Community Center, among others.

About Southeast ZIPZONE

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Using ZIPZONE is easy. Riders book trips on their phone, get picked up in minutes, and access local shops, restaurants and workplaces without needing a car.

The Southeast ZIPZONE offers connections to bus routes 4, 5, 24, 25, 28, 33, 54 and 55.


TEXRail brief service disruption planned for Aug. 14

To accommodate scheduled network upgrades, TEXRail will have a brief service disruption in the early hours on Monday, Aug. 14. Regular service will resume at 3:20 a.m. Monday.

Schedule adjustments

  • Train #280, which leaves Fort Worth T&P Station at 12:43 a.m., will terminate at North Side Station.
  • Train #181, which leaves DFW Airport Terminal B Station at 2:10 a.m., will not operate.

Trinity Metro selects Huitt-Zollars + TranSystems for TEXRail extension

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Aug. 2, 2023 – Trinity Metro has selected the Huitt-Zollars + TranSystems team as final design consultant (FDC) for its TEXRAIL extension project, a critical element of Trinity Metro’s strategic plan to expand transit and improve public transportation in Fort Worth, Texas.

The $167 million program encompasses a 2.1-mile commuter rail extension from the Fort Worth T&P Station to a new station (Near Southside Station) located in the Fort Worth Medical District, which employees 50,000. In addition to the rail extension, this project also includes the design of the new Near Southside Station with a 100-space park-and-ride lot. Construction will begin in 2024.

“This commuter rail expansion represents a crucial milestone in the development of Fort Worth’s transportation infrastructure,” said Trinity Metro President and CEO Richard Andreski. “By connecting riders to the Near Southside and Medical District, we are offering medical workers, patients and visitors an opportunity to ride the very popular and very successful TEXRAIL. The expanded rail service will provide a great commuting choice many people while also offering Near Southside residents a seamless connection to DFW Airport.”

David Campbell, Huitt-Zollars vice president, said the Huitt-Zollars and TranSystems partnership was created to specifically to support Trinity Metro for the TEXRail Extension.

“We’ve got a great team in place and complement each other in services we provide to bring these projects to fruition,” Campbell said. “Over the years, Huitt-Zollars and TranSystems have been integral to TEXRAIL projects, such as the commuter rail line’s maintenance facility and the initial TEXRAIL line from downtown Fort Worth to the Airport. This partnership brings complementary skills together for exceptional results.”

“We are pleased to partner again with Huitt-Zollars and TranSystems,” said Chad Edwards, executive vice president of strategy, planning and development at Trinity Metro. “Our previous collaborations yielded highly successful results, so we are looking forward to continued excellence for our community.”

About the Project Team

The Huitt-Zollars + TranSystems team has partnered to bring Trinity Metro and the TEXRail extension proven leadership and expertise in rail and transit station design. Both firms have worked for Trinity Metro on several projects over the years, including the TEXRail Track and Stations project, which was completed by TranSystems, and the Mahaffey Maintenance Facility, which was completed by Huitt-Zollars. The team has worked together successfully on multiple projects in Fort Worth and throughout the state.

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, providing passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, vanpools and 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.


Brief outage planned for ZIPZONE app

A planned system upgrade on the Trinity Metro ZIPZONE app will cause a temporary disruption. The out-of-service period will be approximately 12 hours, which will begin at the conclusion of normal operations on Saturday, Aug. 12.

To allow sufficient time for the upgrade, the Southside ZIPZONE service will have a delayed start of 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13.