Next steps for A Better Connection

(FORT WORTH, TX – Nov. 11, 2020) – As Trinity Metro continues working toward redesigning its bus network to create A Better Connection (ABC), the agency is hosting a series of public meetings to keep everyone updated and to generate more input. Trinity Metro is now considering three options for redesigning the bus network without increasing the agency’s operating budget.

“We’re asking the public to help us weigh the options,” said President & CEO Bob Baulsir. “We can simplify the bus system and serve some new areas or we could increase frequency to more of the network. Another choice is to add more on-demand service instead of hourly routes.”

Board Chairman Jeff Davis said, “Now is the time to take a thoughtful look at how we want our transportation services to better serve the community.”

The meetings will be held via Facebook Live and continue through Dec. 9.

Facebook Live sessions

6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 (Spanish)

12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2

12-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9

ABC key elements

The bus system redesign is intended to make substantial improvements by reviewing the entire network and focusing on five key trade-offs. Through the earlier rounds of research and feedback, Trinity Metro has created three options for the redesign:

  • System Simplification – consistent, all-day service on straighter and simpler routes with some new service areas.
  • Walk More, Wait Less – increased frequency to more of the network.
  • More ZIPZONEs – more on-demand ZIPZONE options instead of hourly neighborhood routes.

Visit the Trinity Metro website for more details about ABC.

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.

 

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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

Your satisfaction is important to us, and we’d like to hear your feedback! Take our customer satisfaction survey on our bus service: https://bit.ly/2HsK5bG.

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: 02/01/19

Make Your Move – Feb. 1, 2019

All aboard TEXRail

The first weeks of TEXRail service have us saying, WOW! A big THANK YOU to all who rode and had fun with us.

Our #MyTimeToTrain event showed TEXRail riders fantastic destinations that are now a train ride away. In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite places to visit on TEXRail this month and how to get there:

The Omni Hotel – ride TEXRail to the Downtown Fort Worth/ITC Station and connect with Molly the Trolley.

The Fort Worth Stockyards – take TEXRail to the North Side Station and then bus route 12 or bus route 14.

Back Forty Smokehouse – TEXRail takes you right there via the North Richland Hills/Smithfield Station.

The Palace Theatre – it’s easy to get there on TEXRail from the Grapevine/Main Street Station.

Mac’s on Main – it’s another convenient ride on TEXRail to the Grapevine/Main Street Station.

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

Follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay in the know or to see other upcoming activities.

 

Enjoy the ride and the destination

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

Feb. 2 – Easton Corbin at Billy Bob’s

Feb. 3 – Cowtown Opry at Livestock Exchange Building

Feb. 8 – Brothers Osborne at Billy Bob’s

Take Molly the Trolley over to Sundance Square for some family fun or fabulous shopping:

Feb. 2 – Family Film Series at Sid Richardson Museum

Feb. 7-9 – Winter Clearance Sale at all your favorite Sundance Square Shops

Get funky on bus routes 1, 4 or 6 to Fort Worth’s Near Southside:

Feb. 1-24 – Lonely Planet at Amphibian Stage Productions

Feb. 2 – Near Southside Brewery Tour

Feb. 7 – Samantha Fish at Shipping and Receiving Bar

Plan your trip to all the places Trinity Metro can take you with our trip planner. 

 

The city awaits you

You still have time to saddle up for a ride on Trinity Metro’s bus route 2 or 7, to check out the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. It runs through Feb. 9.

Want to do a little shopping before the show? Bus route 7 also takes you to University Park Village.

 

Driver Career Fair – 02/20/2019

Trinity Metro will be conducting a driver career fair on Feb. 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Downtown ITC/Fort Worth station at 1001 Jones St, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

 

 

 

Make Your Move: 01/04/19

Make Your Move – Jan. 4, 2019

Experience TEXRail and explore more in 2019. Kick off the new year and take one of Trinity Metro’s bus routes or Molly the Trolley to Sundance Square, the Stockyards or a TCU game and ensure that you are enjoying all that this area has to offer. Take TEXRail to the Stockyards via the North Side Station and bus route 14, NYTEX in North Richland Hills, Main Street in Grapevine, DFW Airport North Station or right into DFW Terminal B.

Enjoy the ride and the view. 

Make sure at least one of your resolutions is to head over to Dallas more often on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). During the month of January, take in one of these Mavs or Stars games at the American Airlines Center:

Jan. 4 – Stars vs. Capitals

Jan. 7 – Mavs vs. Lakers

Jan. 9 – Mavs vs. Suns

Jan. 12 – Stars vs. Blues

The city awaits you.

Another resolution to add to your list: be less stressed and take one of Trinity Metro’s bus routes to all things happenin’ in Fort Worth.

Head to the Stockyards – Ride bus route 15 to catch the PBR Classic or take in a band or fair:

Jan. 4 – Fort Worth PBR Cowtown Classic

Jan. 4 & 5 – Josh Abbott Band

Jan. 11 – Cracker

Jan. 13 – The Hollistic Fair

Jan. 18 – Feb. 9 – Gear up up now to rope a ride to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

2019 Resolution: EXPLORE MORE.

Happy New Year! 

Make your MOVE on Trinity Metro!