Chronicle Spike’s Travels

Spike, the 8th Trinity Metro TEXRail train will be coming to Fort Worth this summer. This is where he will chronicle his journey. First rail of the trip is coming soon!

Make Your Move: 3/29/19

There are so many ways to make your move at Open Streets – April 7, 2019

Bicyclists, skateboarders, skaters and scooter fans get ready. Celebrate all the healthy ways to make your move at Near Southside, Inc.’s Open Streets. There will be free family-friendly fun from 120+ activity providers and a market featuring locally-handmade artisan items. Overall, enjoy a community play-day.

Presented by Trinity Metro, Open Streets is a chance to enjoy food trucks, yoga classes, face-painters and so much more.

Take bus route 1, 4 or 6.

Spring is in full bloom and the beginning of April is filled with fun

Below are cool events and attractions you can get to via Trinity Metro bus and rail.

March 29-31 – Lanterns in the Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. (Dates through May). Take TEXRail to Fort Worth Central Station, then bus route 7.

March 30 – Vino Palooza Music & Wine Festival presented by Tier 1 Events LLC & Ryan Cabrera at Shipping & Receiving. Take TEXRail to Fort Worth Central Station, then bus route 5, 9 or 14.

April 4 – An Evening with Sebastian Gorka and Mark Davis at Palace Theatre in Grapevine. Take TEXRail to Grapevine/Main St. Station, then a quick 8-minute walk.

April 4-5 – Cliburn At The Kimbell: Masters With Alexandre Tharaud, Piano at Kimbell Art Museum. Take TEXRail to Fort Worth Central Station, then bus route 2.

April 5-7 and 12-14 – Day Out With Thomas™ at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take TEXRail to Grapevine/Main St. Station, then a quick 1-minute walk.

April 6 – 22nd Annual Zoo Run presented by the Fort Worth Zoo. Take TEXRail to Fort Worth Central Station, then bus route 7.

April 6 – Water Lantern Festival at Panther Island Pavillion. Take TEXRail to Fort Worth Central Station, then bus route 2 or 46.

April 12 – Friday on the Green – A Near Southside Experience at Magnolia Green, 1201 Lipscomb St. Take TEXRail to Fort Worth Central Station, then bus route 1.

🚄 Start planning your trips now with our trip planner. 🚍

**Downtown ITC/Fort Worth Station is now Fort Worth Central Station**

See art the whole way on Trinity Metro

Keep your calendar wide open for more fun in April. The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is less than a couple weeks away.

April 11-14 – Plan on taking TEXRAIL, TRE or downtown bus routes to the Fort Worth Central Station and enjoy the experience to the festival. Trinity Metro may even have a surprise or two to see art the whole way.

Take 2 and click the link

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Head over to the Stockyards and mix in 

April 10 – Take bus route 15 to the Fort Worth Stockyards and enjoy the City Slickers Business Mixer, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Western Heritage Museum, 2029 N. Main St., Fort Worth. Find additional event details here.

Make Your Move: 3/15/19

Cowtown Goes Green this Saturday

Don’t drive, RIDE TEXRail to celebrate the city’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Cowtown Goes Green, at the Fort Worth Stockyards this Saturday, March. 16. Events begin at 11:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 4:15 p.m. Make a day of it and take TEXRail to the North Side Station, then a quick ride on bus route 12 or 14. Parking is free for 20 hours at most of our stations. Find your closest station here.

Feeling a wee bit Irish and looking to explore other St. Patty’s Day festivities? Let TEXRail help you chase the leprechaun to:

Grapevine/Main Street Station:

     March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Wine Trail – Grapevine Main Street Tasting Rooms.

     March 16 – Kiss Me I’m Irish – Grapevine Vintage Express. 

Downtown ITC/Fort Worth Station:

     March 17 – Fort Worth Patty Party at Chophouse Burger.

Help us celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day – Monday, March 18

We will be celebrating our hard-working transit drivers on Monday, March 18. They ensure our safety and get us where we need to be, seven days a week. Take a moment and submit a story or say thanks to your favorite transit driver. Submit your story or thanks, HERE

Below are some fun events that will allow you to see your favorite transit driver or meet a new one:

     March 15 – Superpower Dogs: An Original IMAX film at Fort Worth Science and History Omni Theatre. (Dates through April). Take bus route 2 or 7.

     March 16 – Dancing Beyond Borders (Fort Worth) at W.E. Scott Theatre. Take bus route 2.

     March 17 – 2019 Fort Worth Boat Expo at Amon G. Carter – Will Rogers Exhibit Hall. Take bus route 2 or 7.

     March 22-24 – Jurassic Park – In Concert at Bass Performance Hall. Take Molly the Trolley.

     March 23 – Mark Chestnut at Billy Bob’s Texas. Take bus route 15.

Give thanks – Gracias, Merci, Grazie, Arigato, THANK YOU!

It’s the last weekend for Spring Break Safari Xpress. Don’t miss out on a fun-filled zoo adventure.

Take the Safari Xpress to the Fort Worth Zoo from our Downtown ITC/Fort Worth Station. Roar on over and board the bus in “Bus Bay A”.

Plan your adventure, HERE.

There’s still time. File your taxes with VITA for FREE.

File through April 17. For incomes up to $56,000. No appointment needed. 

NE Tarrant County VITA locations:

CEC, 6250 NE Loop 820, NRH, TX 76180. Take TEXRail to the North Richland Hills/Iron Horse Station.

GRACE in Grapevine, 837 E. Walnut Street, Grapevine, TX 76051. Take TEXRail to the Grapevine/Main Street Station.

Learn the basics of common legal issues.

Attend the 15th Annual People’s Law School, Saturday, March 23, from 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Texas A&M School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Downtown Fort Worth. A short walk from our Downtown ITC/Fort Worth Station or take bus route 7 or 89.

Register HERE.

Make Your Move on Trinity Metro!

Make Your Move: 3/1/19

Make TEXRail part of your spring break plans

Have a fun trip coming up? Eliminate the stress of driving or trying to find parking by taking TEXRail to DFW Airport. TEXRail takes you right into Terminal B, via entry B43. If you’re not flying out of Terminal B, you can get to your departure terminal by taking DFW Airport’s Terminal Link on the upper level.

There are fun shows and exciting events coming up in Fort Worth and Grapevine too. Here’s how to get there on Trinity Metro TEXRail.

Fort Worth:

     Mar. 5 – A “Phat” Tuesday at the Scat Jazz Lounge – Ride TEXRail to the Downtown Fort Worth/ITC Station and connect via Molly the Trolley.

     Mar. 8-10 – Mariachi Los Camperos at Bass Performance Hall – Ride TEXRail to the Downtown Fort Worth/ITC Station and connect via Molly the Trolley.

     Mar. 9 – Scotty McCreery at Billy Bob’s – Ride TEXRail to the North Side Station and take bus route 12 or 14 to the Stockyards.

Grapevine:

     Mar. 2 & 9 – St. Patrick’s Day – Hot Glass, Cold Brew! at Vetro Glassblowing – Ride TEXRail to the Grapevine/Main Street Station, then just a few steps to Vetro.

     Mar. 3 – Art, Music & Wine at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery – Ride TEXRail to the Grapevine/Main Street Station, then head down Main Street.

     Mar. 7 – Classical Music Concert by Melange Musical at Lancaster Theatre – Ride TEXRail to the Grapevine/Main Street Station, then head down Main Street.

🚄 TEXRail rides are $2.50 for a single ride or $5.00 for a day pass 🚄

Plan your trip on Trinity Metro with our trip planner. 

 

More fun on the rails

What kind of fun is going on in Dallas? Take the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and see.

The games are still going strong at American Airlines Center. Here’s the latest and greatest lineup:

     Mar. 2 – Mavs vs. Grizzlies

     Mar. 5 – Stars vs. Rangers

     Mar. 7 – Stars vs. Avalanche

     Mar. 9 – Stars vs. Blackhawks

     Mar. 12 – Mavs vs. Spurs

Want to explore more of Dallas? Check out one of these events:

     Mar. 5 – Pardi Gras at House of Blues Dallas

     Mar. 13-16 – Hearth, Patio and BBQ Expo at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

 

Bird is the word! Safari Xpress is back.

Go on a safari adventure to the Fort Worth Zoo this spring break with express service from downtown straight to the zoo. Flock over to the Downtown ITC/Fort Worth Station at 1001 Jones St., and board the bus in Bus Bay A. Enjoy Safari Xpress service Mar. 9-17.

 

Make Your Move: 2/15/19

Ride the rails on TEXRail

Have you had your chance to ride TEXRail? If not, there are plenty of opportunities that allow you to experience our new commuter rail service. Find a new lunch spot, plan a fun date night or explore the world by riding into DFW Airport’s Terminal B.

Check out one of these great shows or events in Fort Worth or Grapevine:

     Feb. 16 – Dwight Yoakam at Billy Bob’s – take TEXRail to the North Side Station, then bus route 12 or bus route 14 to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

     Feb. 20-24 – Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron at Bass Performance Hall – ride TEXRail to the Downtown Fort Worth/ITC Station and connect via Molly the Trolley.

     Feb. 22 – Goldfinger (1964) at the Palace Theatre in Grapevine – take TEXRail to the Grapevine/Main Street Station and then enjoy the quick walk up Main Street.

     Feb. 23 – Shenandoah at Billy Bob’s – ride TEXRail to the North Side Station, then bus route 12 or bus route 14 to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

     Feb. 23-24 – Loremaster’s Challenge at Warhammer Store and Cafe in Grapevine – take TEXRail to the Grapevine/Main Street Station.

🚄 TEXRail rides are $2.50 for a single ride or $5.00 for a day pass 🚄

 

Enjoy the ride and the destination

Take Molly the Trolley to Sundance Square for some jazzy tunes or to take in an iconic play:

     Feb. 19 & 26 – Straight Ahead – A Blue Note Tribute at Scatt Jazz Lounge. 

     Feb. 21 – Our Town at Circle Theatre (Show dates into March).

Take bus routes 2 or 7 to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History during Engineers Week to Will Rogers Memorial Center for the Cowtown Marathon:

     Feb. 19-23 – Engineers Week: Invent Amazing.

     Feb. 23-24 – Cowtown Marathon. 

Take bus route 15 from our Downtown ITC/Fort Worth Station to the Fort Worth Stockyards for:

      Feb. 28 – Book signing with Beck Crouch Patterson, author of “Luckenbach Texas – Center of the Universe” at Maverick Fine Western Wear.

      Feb. 28 & Mar. 1 – Margaret Sullivan Trunk Show at Maverick Fine Western Wear. 

Get your groove on bus routes 1, 4 or 6 and head over to Fort Worth’s Near Southside to celebrate one of Fort Worth’s own:

     Mar. 1 – Quaker City Nighthawks – new release performance celebration at Record Town followed by more revelry at the Shipping and Receiving Bar.

Plan your trip on Trinity Metro with our trip planner. 

 

Trinity Metro Career Fair – Feb. 20, 2019

Looking for your next step? We have immediate openings for Bus Operators. Come visit with Trinity Metro staff at the Downtown/ITC Fort Worth Station located at 1001 Jones Street, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more. Interviews will be held onsite, so be sure to bring a resume and perhaps get hired on the spot. Apply online before the event for a quicker process. Share this email with family and friends that might be looking for a new career opportunity. 

See all of our available positions HERE.

MAKE YOUR MOVE: 10/15/18 TO 10/25/18

Make your MOVE to fall fun on board our Fort Worth bus routes and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Visit https://ridetrinitymetro.org/ to purchase your pass and plan your trip!

 

Howdy partners! The State Fair of Texas is in full swing! Ride eastbound to the fairgrounds on TRE to Victory Station and connect to the DART Green Line straight to Fair Park. TRE will operate 7 days a week during the fair.

 

Make time to see Loop, a fun family art experience, at Burnett Park along bus route 2 through 10/28/18.

 

Beginning this weekend, enjoy a ride to the Kimbell Art Museum for Balenciaga in Black on bus route 2.

 

Ride bus route 46 all month long to see the Worth Painting Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library.

 

Ride TRE from downtown Fort Worth to Victory Station and the American Airlines Center for:

10/15/18 – Bruno Mars

10/19/18 – Stars vs. Wild

10/20/18 – Mavericks vs. Timberwolves

10/21/18 – Romeo Santos (TRE will operate 7 days a week during the State Fair of Texas)       

Molly the Trolley is a favorite in downtown Fort Worth. Take a trip to Bass Performance Hall for upcoming entertainment:

10/18/18 – Adam Golka, Piano

10/19/18 and 10/20/18 – The Illusionists

 

10/18/18 – Join the American Council of the Blind of Texas, Inc./Greater Fort Worth Area Council at the Fort Worth Stockyards for White Cane Day. Bus route 15 makes it easy with 15 minute service 7 days a week!

 

10/19/18 through 10/20/18 – Plan a trip on bus route 2 or bus route 7 to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity.

 

10/20/18 – Ride bus route 5a to Evans Avenue Plaza for family fun at KEENFISH with Kelly.

 

10/20/18 – Enjoy a fun filled afternoon at the Log Cabin Village for Frontier Fall Fest along bus route 7.

 

10/20/18 – The all-day music festival, Ranch Bash 2018 is along bus route 46 at Panther Island Pavilion. 

 

10/20/18 – Use Molly the Trolley to get around Sundance Square for Spooky Sip and Shop. 

 

Beginning 10/24/18 – Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera is showing at the Modern Art Museum. Bus route 2 travels between downtown and the Cultural District 7 days a week!

 

Have you heard that Trinity Metro is hiring? We have great pay waiting for the right people – apply today.

 

Tag us (@TrinityMetro) on Facebook and Twitter during your trip and bookmark our new website address at https://ridetrinitymetro.org/!

EVENTS: 06/08/18 TO 06/21/18

Make your MOVE around the Metroplex.  Try using our Fort Worth bus routes or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) on your way to great upcoming events and fun summer destinations!

 

TONIGHT! There is no better summer tradition than Friday on the Green at Fort Worth’s Near Southside and there is no better way to get to Magnolia Green for the show than on public transportation. From downtown, ride bus route 1 to Hemphill and Oleander for this free event.

 

Through 6/10/18 – Downtown is easy to explore while attending A-Kon 29. Bus routes 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 46 and Molly the Trolley all stop at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

 

6/9/18 – Take the TRE from Fort Worth to Victory Station to see Maroon 5 at the American Airlines Center.

 

6/9/18 – Ride bus route 2 to After Hours at The Kimbell.

 

6/9/18 – Beat the heat at Hulen Mall with a live concert featuring Zuriel, an electric violin player. Take your pick of bus routes 6, 25 or 32 to Hulen Mall Transfer Center.

 

6/12/18 through 6/16/18 – Cheer the riders along at the Ranch Sorting National Championships (RSNC) World Finals/All Around Ranch Rodeo Challenge at Will Rogers Memorial Center along bus route 2 and bus route 7.

 

6/13/18 – Molly the Trolley will take you to Razzoo’s 27th Birthday Celebration in downtown Fort Worth!

 

6/15/18 – Try something new at Friday Happy Hour at BlackEyed Distilling Co. The trip will be a breeze on bus route 5b or bus route 9.

 

6/16/18 – Ride bus route 7 to Log Cabin Village to Paint Your Own Memory Box.

 

Beginning 6/19/18 – The highly anticipated performance, Waitress takes the stage. Ride over on Molly the Trolley for the show at Bass Performance Hall. 

 

Safari Express is the only way to beat the traffic at the Fort Worth Zoo. The bus leaves downtown and heads straight to the zoo, every 30 minutes on Saturdays all summer long. The kids will love the ride and you’ll love leaving the car at home!

 

Staycation Idea:  Round up the family and head over to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Your trip from Fort Worth begins on the TRE to Union Station. At Union Station, make a quick transfer to DART bus route 60.

 

Tag us (@TrinityMetro) on Facebook and Twitter during your trip.

Events: 1/11/18 – 1/24/18

The new year brings new adventures!

Explore our community by riding public transportation on our Fort Worth bus routes or our Trinity Railway Express (TRE) train service to these upcoming events and activities.

1/11/18 – 1/13/18 – Ride bus routes 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 46 or Molly the Trolley to the Fort Worth Convention Center for the University Interscholastic League Spirit State Championships.  Coming from Dallas?  Arrive in style on board the TRE!

1/12/18 – The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo kicks off at Will Rogers Memorial Center and runs through 2/3/18.  Ride on over on bus routes 2 or 7.

1/12/18 – 1/14/18 – The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Nights in the Gardens of Spain at Bass Performance Hall along the Molly the Trolley route.

1/14/18 – The Fort Worth Stockyards is hosting The Holistic Fair at Billy Bob’s Texas.  Bus route 15 will take you there with service between downtown Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Stockyards every 15 minutes.

1/17/18 – 1/21/18 – Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Something Rotten! at Bass Performance Hall along the Molly the Trolley route.

Visit The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for Figures from the Collection through 1/28/18 on bus routes 2 or 7.

Take bus routes 2, 26, 27 or 91 to see all the sights at SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium now open in Ridgmar Mall.

The Trinity Railway Express is the best way to enjoy events at the American Airlines Center.  Ride to Victory Station and you are there.  Coming up the Mavericks are hosting the Lakers, Wizards and Rockets.  And the Avalanche, Panthers and Maple Leafs are all visiting the StarsKaty Perry takes the stage on 1/14/18.

Don’t forget to tag us (@TheTFortWorth) on your ride!

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on 1/13/18 and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade and Rally on 1/16/18 will cause short term detours in downtown Fort Worth.  Stay up to date on all detours at www.FWTA.org or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.