Rider alert: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is quickly approaching. Be sure to check out the rider alert to see if any of your transit options are impacted.

System redesign public hearing scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021

Trinity Metro is hosting a public hearing for A Better Connection, which is the bus system redesign to make connections more efficient for customers. At the public hearing, we will present proposed changes to the Draft Plan based on feedback we have received to date.

 

CLICK HERE FOR PUBLIC MEETING MATERIALS

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DRAFT PLAN AND PLAN YOUR TRIPS ON THE NEW ROUTES

 

The public comment period has been extended through May 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  

Take TEXRail to free FWO performance in Grapevine

(FORT WORTH, TX – April 7, 2021) – Trains, wine and music are converging in Grapevine for a fun spring outing. Trinity Metro and the Fort Worth Opera are teaming up to provide a free springtime performance at 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Grapevine/Main Street Station.

The music, which will be in Peace Circle Plaza, is in conjunction with the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 99th Annual New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail & Blessing of the Vines event. The traditional blessing of wines and grapevines will be at 2 p.m., just prior to the opera performance.

Although the opera performance is free, attendees who choose to attend the New Vintage event will need to purchase tickets, which are $45 in advance of $50 on Saturday. The paid event includes a souvenir wine glass, three wine tastings, one food item and access to art galleries, artist studios and Grapevine’s Public Art Trail.

Visitors who travel via TEXRail will arrive at the destination without worrying about parking at the popular 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, 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.

Community food pantry March 24

Trinity Metro is joining forces with the Tarrant Area Food Bank to help feed those in need. On Wednesday, March 24, volunteers from the Trinity Metro staff and Board of Directors will be at the parking lot near TEXRail’s North Side Station to distribute food to 200 families.

Celebrating Transit Driver Appreciation Day

(FORT WORTH, TX – March 15, 2021) – Trinity Metro is joining public transportation agencies across the country in celebrating Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 18.

“Our drivers are the backbone of our transit agency,” said President and CEO Bob Baulsir. “Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an opportunity to honor our drivers for the exceptional work they do throughout the year. They are the face of Trinity Metro, and we are so proud of how well they represent us in the community.”

For many customers, a bus driver is the only person they will meet from a transit agency.

“Our drivers represent not only a reliable ride. They also represent someone who is a friendly face on a passenger’s regular route. Drivers also provide customer service by answering questions, providing directions and making sure passengers reach their destinations safely.”

At Trinity Metro, bus operators cover 6 million miles over the course of a year. That equates to 408,000 hours behind the wheel. ACCESS paratransit drivers spend 74,000 hours transporting customers across 1.3 million miles in a year.

Bus fun facts

  • Trinity Metro’s fleet has 154 buses.
  • The 48 routes serve many locations, including all Tarrant County College campuses, TCU, Tarrant County courts and the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
  • Routes are served by 240 dedicated bus operators, 20 supervisors and 87 bus mechanic personnel.

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.

 

 

ZIPZONE expands to serve TCU, Zoo, West 7th corridor

(FORT WORTH, TX – March 11, 2021) – Trinity Metro is expanding the Southside ZIPZONE to reach the TCU campus, the Fort Worth Zoo and the entertainment district along the West 7th corridor, including Crockett Row and Montgomery Plaza. The expansion goes into effect Sunday, March 14, which will provide a new way for spring breakers to visit the Fort Worth Zoo.

To give everyone the opportunity to explore the new service area, Trinity Metro is offering free rides on the Southside ZIPZONE March 14-31.

Formerly known as the Near Southside ZIPZONE, the service area will continue to include access to the hospitals and facilities within the Medical District and the many popular destinations along Magnolia Avenue, plus grocery stores and other services throughout the Southside.

About ZIPZONE

ZIPZONE is an on-demand rideshare program that provides a convenient public transportation option. Save time and money without worrying about where to park or when the meter will expire. Instead of searching for a parking spot, ZIPZONE riders enjoy the convenience of being dropped off near their destination.

Southside ZIPZONE riders may also connect to TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express at Fort Worth T&P Station or to bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 24 and The Dash.

Hours of operation

Current schedule:

Daily: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Starting March 21:

Sunday-Wednesday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday: 6 a.m.-midnight

Fares

Beginning April 1, the cost is $3 per passenger per ride or FREE with any multi-ride Trinity Metro Local Ticket.

New to ZIPZONE? Enter code FTWWEB to receive the first two rides free.

How to use ZIPZONE

  • Download the Trinity Metro ZIPZONE mobile app on your smartphone.
  • Add your payment method.
  • With the app, type in your destination and wait for your ZIPZONE-branded van to pick you up and zip you away.

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.

Trinity Metro offers free rides to Arlington for vaccines

UPDATED March 30, 2021 – The last day for Trinity Metro rides to Arlington for vaccines was Saturday, April 3.

(FORT WORTH, TX – March 5, 2021) – Trinity Metro will provide free rides to Arlington vaccination sites, beginning Monday, March 8. Service will run between Fort Worth Central Station and two locations: Globe Life Field and Esports Stadium Arlington. Passengers will need to show proof of appointment to the driver or conductor to obtain the free ride.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this additional option for residents to receive vaccines,” said President and CEO Bob Baulsir. “Tarrant County has been a great partner in the effort to provide free rides to vaccination sites.”

The hourly service route begins at Fort Worth Central Station (FWCS), where it connects with bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 46, 63X/64X, 65X, 66X,, 89, The Dash, and TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express. The route travels to the East Fort Worth Transfer Center (ETC), where it connects with Routes 21, 22, 25, and 89, then to the Esports Stadium and Globe Life Field.

Based on the venues operating 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the first bus would depart at 7:35 a.m. from Fort Worth Central Station, arriving at ETC at 7:45 a.m. and at Esports at 8:15 a.m. The last bus would leave Esports at 5:20 p.m., arriving at ETC at 5:46 p.m. and FWCS at 5:56 p.m. The schedule is optimized to meet routes 21, 22 and 25 at ETC and minimize wait time. The schedule is subject to change, based on the vaccination site schedule that we receive each week.

The City of Arlington and the Arlington Fire Department are administering COVID-19 vaccines at Esports and the Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is administering them at Globe Life Field.

In addition to the Arlington sites, Trinity Metro also serves vaccination sites at 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.

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.

 

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 RT on Andrew, LT on Elgin, RT on  Stalcup Reg. Route

          Alt Route –Inbound LT on Elgin, RT on Andrew, LT on Rosedale Reg. Route

Route 5

Outbound 5b – From JPS, Right – Allen, RT on Hemphill, RT on 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), LT on Rosedale, LT on Hemphill, LT on Allen, LT on S Main, then regular route

Outbound 5a – From JPS(skip Allen RR bridge), Right – Allen, RT on Hemphill, RT on Rosedale, Right – Evans, then regular route to James Ave, LT on 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, LT on Felix (skip Southcrest/Townsend), RT on James Ave, regular route to Evans Ave, LT on Rosedale, LT on Hemphill, LT on Allen, LT on 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, RT on Bryant Irvin (skip Littlepage/Manhattan), LT on Southwest Blvd Service Rd (skip southern portion of Bryant Irvin/John Ryan Dr), RT on Chisholm Trail Service Rd past I-20, enter Chisholm Trail, exit Oakmont, LT on Oakmont, then regular route to CENTRAL STATION

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

Inbound – regular route

Route 10

Outbound – From Belknap, LT on Henderson (skip Summit), RT on W 7th, then regular route.

Inbound – Regular Route from Sondra to W 7th, Left-Henderson (skip Summit), RT on 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, RT Decatur (skip RR Bridge on 28th), LT on Long Ave, LT on N Main St, RT on NW 28th, then regular route to the North Transfer Center

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

Route 15

Outbound – Regular route from Stockyards Transfer Center, from N. Main, RT on NE 32nd St., LT on Calhoun, LT on 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) LT on 7th , RT  Houston then regular route. (if 7th street closed by police) Left- Lancaster,

LT on Jones, then regular route to Central Station.

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

7th street closed by police) LT on Henderson, RT on  Lancaster, RT on University to North Side Dr, LT on 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), RT on Brentwood Stair, R-Handley

Southbound – Regular route

Route 21

Outbound – From Northbound Oakland, Veer RT on Ederville Rd (skip steep portions Brentwood Stair), RT on Brentwood Stair, LT on

Woodhaven, RT on Bridge St, LT on Country Club, RT on Boca Raton, LT on High Woods Trl, RT on Randol Mill, RT on Loop 820 Svc Rd, LT on John T White, RT on Eastchase,

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

Route 22

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

Inbound – From Eastchase, RT on 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, LT on Mitchell Blvd , RT on Renaissance Dr

Westbound – From E Berry Street, LT on Mitchell Blvd, RT on E Berry Street South, LT on 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, RT on Lands End, RT on I-30 Service Rd., LT on Green Oaks Rd (skip Calmont), RT on Camp Bowie (skip Renzel/Chapin/Cimarron), RT on Las Vegas Trl (skip Normandale), RT on  I-30 Service Rd, RT on Laredo, RT on Calmont.

Inbound – From Calmont/LasVegas, LT on Las Vegas (skip Normandale), LT on Hwy 80 (skip Renzel/Chapin/Cimarron), LT on Lackland Rd (skip Altamere), RT on Plaza Parkway (skip Ridgmar Mall, make transfers behind Albertsons)

Route 27 (No service to Littlepage)

Southbound – From Albertsons RT on Lands End, RT on I-30 Service Rd, LT on Green Oaks, LT on Calmont, RT on Bryant Irvin, then regular route to Horne, LT on Wellesley (skip Houghton), RT on Prevost, RT on Vickery, RT on Chariot, (skip Bryant Irvin/Manhattan/Littlepage), RT on Horne continue northbound

Northbound – Regular route to Bryant Irvin, LT on Camp Bowie, RT on Ridglea Ave, LT  on I-30 Service Rd, RT on Green Oaks, RT on 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), LT on  Northwest Centre Dr, LT on SH-199/Loop 820

Access Rd (in front of Lowes), LT on Boat Club Rd, RT on 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 , RT on Forrest Hill Cr. RT on Wichita, LT on

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

Route 72

Outbound – From Hemphill, RT on Felix (skip Hemphill Bridge), LT on

James Ave, Veer RT onto Crowley Rd, LT on Edgecliff Rd, RT on Hemphill, then regular route

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

Route 89 – on regular schedule

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

Route  91 – From Altamere (183) Right in first turn past Starbucks, RT on Hawks Creek Cir, RT on Hawks Creek Dr. LT on Altamere, then Regular Route.

Route DASH – on regular schedule

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