Bus route service changes begin April 17

(FORT WORTH, TX – April 1, 2022) – In September 2021, Trinity Metro launched A Better Connection – a redesigned bus network to provide an improved system for customers. After reviewing travel patterns and incorporating customer feedback, the agency is implementing several system adjustments on April 17 for better service and efficiency.

Service change highlights

  • Route 4 East Rosedale – To reduce traffic congestion for vehicles going to the garage, the direction of the bus route for the loop around Cook Children’s Hospital will be reversed. The bus stop will be placed on West Terrell Avenue west of 7th Avenue.
  • Route 11 North Beach/Mercantile Center – Last two trips on weekdays and Saturdays and the last trip on Sundays will be adjusted by 5 minutes to meet the last two line-ups at Fort Worth Central Station.
  • Route 16 Alliance Town Center/Mercantile Center Station – Route 16 is interlined with Route 11. The last two trips on weekdays and Saturdays and the last trip on Sundays will be adjusted by 5 minutes so that Route 11 can meet the last two line-ups at Fort Worth Central Station.
  • Route 25 Miller/E. Seminary – On weekdays, one additional morning trip leaving Dr. Dennis Dunkins Transfer Center at 4:50 a.m. to help customers connect with Route 1 and Trinity Railway Express (TRE). In addition, adding one trip in the evening leaving Dr. Dennis Dunkins Transfer Center at 10:50 p.m. Route 25 will also be adjusted going west on Mansfield Highway to cover the Bread Basket Ministries and south on Campus Drive to cover Goodwill Industries North Central Texas.
  • Route 51 Bryant Irvin – Adjust the time at Bryant Irvin and Camp Bowie and Ridgmar Mall timepoints by a minute so that it can connect with Route 2 and Route 91 Normandale/North Side Station.
  • Route 53 University – The cars are parked on Sondra Drive between Blanch Circle and Bailey Avenue making the bus stops inaccessible, so the northbound route will be adjusted going south on University Drive from White Settlement Road and west on Sondra Drive to access the bus stop at Sondra and Blanch.
  • Route 61 Normandale Xpress – After dropping and picking up passengers at Fort Worth Central Station, Route 61 will be altered to go north on Jones Street, west on 6th Street, and south on Houston Street to access the bus stops at Houston/6th and Houston/11th.
  • Route 65 South Park & Ride Xpress – After dropping and picking up passengers at Fort Worth Central Station, Route 65 will be altered to go north on Jones Street, west on 6th Street, and south on Houston Street to access the bus stops at Houston/6th and Houston/11th.
  • Route 89 SPUR/East Lancaster – On weekdays, one westbound trip will be added in the morning leaving Handley Transfer Center at 4:40 a.m. to meet the 5:15 a.m. line-up at Fort Worth Central Station. Also, the next westbound trip in the morning will be adjusted by a minute leaving Handley Transfer Center at 5:15 a.m. to meet the TRE arriving at Fort Worth Central station at 5:55 am. The timepoint for the two eastbound morning trips from Dr. Dennis Dunkins Transfer Center on weekdays are adjusted by two minutes to meet with inbound Route 21.
  • Route 91 Normandale/North Side Station – To provide service along South Normandale Street neighborhood, the eastbound Route 91 will be adjusted going south on West Normandale Street, east on South Normandale Street and south on Portales Drive. In addition, the eastbound Route 91 timepoints will be adjusted to meet with Route 51 Bryant Irvin at Ridgmar Mall.

For questions about your route, call a customer care representative at 817-215-8600.

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 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.