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.

Bus bridge planned for TRE on Feb. 6

Medical/Market Center construction will impact Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers on Saturday, Feb. 6.

DART shuttle buses will replace TRE trains between Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing, Medical/Market Center, Victory and EBJ/Union stations on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

TRE is making track improvements in the area, and TxDOT is widening Medical District Drive from four to six lanes.

MEDICAL/MARKET CENTER STATION PASSENGERS:

Please be advised that the platform and crosswalk will not be accessible to passengers. Look for the DART bus shuttle at the red “Rail Disruption” sign to continue your trip. A temporary stop will be placed opposite this stop for westbound passengers. Medical District Drive will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic this day.

Passengers should allow for additional time beyond their normal commute if utilizing these stations. Please arrive at the affected stations 25-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times to board buses that will take passengers between stations.

For additional information, visit TrinityRailwayExpress.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Free rides for voting

(FORT WORTH, TX – Feb. 12, 2020) – When early voting starts on Feb. 18, Tarrant County voters will be able to catch free rides to the polls on six transit options.

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved a partnership with four transportation services in Tarrant County to pay for customer trips to voting locations for the entire early voting period (Feb. 18-28) and Election Day on March 3.

The Commissioners Court approved the plan, which is not to exceed $20,000, on Jan. 28.

Last month, the Commissioners Court also approved early voting locations at nine college campus sites. The Texas Secretary of State also signed off on countywide vote centers, meaning Tarrant County voters can go to any polling place on Election Day.

“With vote centers, early voting sites on college campuses and free rides to the polls, Tarrant County is giving voters every opportunity to participate in the upcoming March 3 primaries,” said Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. “We

 are including as many public transit providers as possible within Tarrant County, from accessible services for the elderly and mobility-impaired, to on-demand service in Arlington.”

Tiffany Moore-Turner, general manager at Trinity Metro, said this partnership encourages voter participation. “Providing free transportation is an excellent way to help voters get to the polls. We appreciate the Tarrant County Commissioners Court for funding this initiative.”

For Trinity Metro buses, passengers should show a voter registration card or driver’s license to the bus operator.

The six transit services included in the program are Trinity Metro’s fixed-route bus, ACCESS paratransit, Tarrant County Transportation Services (TCTS), Northeast Transportation Services (NETS), Arlington’s Via and Handitran.

Those who qualify and want to ride to vote on ACCESS, TCTS, NETS or Handitran should call the provider at least 48 hours ahead of the trip to schedule their free ride to any of the Tarrant County Vote Centers.

To use Via’s on-demand service in Arlington to vote, riders simply download Via’s app, enter the address of a Vote Center within Via’s service area along with promo code ARLINGTONVOTE, or call 817-794-7382 to hail a ride by phone. The rider will not be charged for trips scheduled to or from a Vote Center location.