TEXRail will kick off service with free rides

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Dec. 4, 2018 – When Trinity Metro’s new 27-mile TEXRail commuter rail line begins service on Jan. 5, 2019, passengers will be able to try out the train for free until Feb. 1, 2019. TEXRail will run from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International’s Terminal B, providing a daily commuting option for regional employees and travelers.

“TEXRail is a premium service, and we want to give everyone an opportunity to ride,” said Trinity Metro Senior Vice President Bob Baulsir. “From the day we open on Jan. 5 until the end of January, we won’t charge a fare.”

On Feb. 1, customers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket. A $5 day pass is good for all rail and bus in Tarrant County. “We are providing first-class service for a nominal price,” Baulsir said. “We expect to have 8,000 riders a day by the end of the first year of service.”

About the route

TEXRail service will begin at the Texas & Pacific Station in Fort Worth and will travel through North Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine before its final stop at Terminal B. The first train departs Fort Worth at 3:25 a.m. and arrives at the airport at 4:17 a.m.

“TEXRail’s extended hourly schedule is perfect for airport employees or travelers with early flights,” Baulsir said. “By operating 365 days a year for the majority of hours each day, we are offering riders the opportunity to avoid the hassles of driving while knowing what time they will arrive.”

For full schedule information, go to https://ridetrinitymetro.org/texrail/schedules/.

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 10 million passenger trips on buses, 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 constructing TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that will operate from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B, with service beginning Jan. 5, 2019.

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Proposed New Route “The Dash” launching Spring of 2019

 

Dash Bus Illustration

 

 

Trinity Metro invites public involvement and comment regarding a proposed new route connecting Downtown Fort Worth with the Cultural District along West 7th Street utilizing Trinity Metro’s first all-electric buses.

Public Hearing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:00 noon

Trinity Metro

Intermodal Transportation Center

2nd Floor Community Room

1001 Jones Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

 

Visit RideTrinityMetro.org for information on the proposed changes.  Attending a public meeting or the public hearing is not required for offering input.  You may also submit comments in one of three ways by 5 p.m., Friday, December 21st.

 

  • Send email to tmweb@ridetm.org.
  • Write to Trinity Metro, 801 Cherry Street, Suite 850, Fort Worth, Texas  76102 to the attention of Planning & Development Dept.
  • Call Trinity Metro’s Comment Line, 817-215-8793

 

Dash Route Illustration

Aviso de Audiencia Pública

Nueva Ruta Propuesta “The Dash” comezando en la Primarevera del 2019

 

dash-bus

 

Trinity Metro invita la participación del público y comentarios acerca de una nueva ruta propuesta conectando al Centro de Fort Worth con el Distrito Cultural a lo largo de la Calle “West 7th” utlizando los primeros autobuses eléctricos de Trintiy Metro.

Audiencia Pública

Martes, 11 de Diciembre del 2018 a las 12 mediodía

Trinity Metro

Intermodal Transportation Center

2nd Floor Community Room

1001 Jones Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

 

Visite RideTrinityMetro.org para mas información.  No es requirido que usted este presente en una reunión o audiencia pública para presentar sus comentarios.  También puede presentar sus comentarios en una de tres maneras hasta las 5 pm, viernes, 21 de diciembre.

 

  • Envíe un correo electrónico a tmweb@ridetm.org
  • Escriba a Trinity Metro, 801 Cherry Street, Suite 850, Fort Worth, Texas  76102  a la atención  de “Planning & Development Dept.”
  • Llame a la Linea de Comentarios de Trinity Metro, 817-215-8793

 

Dash Route Illustration

MAKE YOUR MOVE: 09/28/18 TO 10/11/18

Enjoy fall in Fort Worth on our bus routes or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Plan a trip to see all the places Trinity Metro can take you.

 

The State Fair of Texas has officially started! You’ll have more money for corny dogs when you skip parking and try transit on your visit to see Big Tex. Head eastbound to the fairground on TRE to Victory Station to connect to the DART Green Line straight to Fair Park. TRE will operate 7 days a week during the fair.

 

Have you heard of Loop? Ride bus route 2 to Burnett Park to see, and play in, this innovative and interactive art exhibit through 10/28/18.

 

Ride TRE from downtown Fort Worth to Victory Station and the start of fall sports at the American Airlines Center:

     9/28/18 – Alejandro Fernandez and Los Tigres Del Norte

      9/29/18 – Mavericks vs. Beijing Ducks – Preseason

     9/30/18 – Stars vs. Avalanche – Preseason

      10/2/18 – David Jeremiah

      10/4/18 – Stars vs. Coyotes                                                                                                            

      10/6/18 – Stars vs. Jets

      10/9/18 – Stars vs. Maple Leafs

     

Molly the Trolley is a favorite in downtown Fort Worth. Ride over to Bass Performance Hall for plenty of upcoming music, theater, and entertainment.

     9/28/18 through 9/30/18 – Cleopatra

      10/2/18 – Cliburn Laureates + Rachmaninov

      10/3/18 – Josh Halverson, Abraham Alexander, and Jonathan Terrell

     10/5/18 through 10/7/18 – La Mer

 

There is always something to do at Panther Island Pavilion! Bus route 46 stops at Henderson and Peach for quick access to all there is to offer:

     10/27/18 through 10/29/18 – Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest

      10/3/18 – CXTOPIA

      10/5/18 through 10/7/18 – SCA World Championship Steak Cookoff

      10/10/18 – CXTOPIA

 

Beginning 9/28/18 –Nina Simone: Four Women takes the stage at Jubilee Theatre. Take Molly the Trolley or bus route 2 and enjoy the show!

 

9/29/18 – Catch bus route 7 or bus route 25 to TCU’s campus to cheer the football team to a victory over Iowa State.

 

9/29/18 – Party on the Porch at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art along bus route 2.

 

Beginning 10/10/18 – Start shopping early when you take bus route 2 or bus route 7 to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for Christmas in Cowtown Gift Market.

 

Make sure to check out our new Trinity Metro bus routes to TCC Northeast and TCC Southeast!

 

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

 

 

 

Media Alert: SPUR 280 ROAD CLOSURES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas – Weather permitting, Spur 280 Westbound (WB) will be closed beginning Wednesday, September 19 at 9 a.m., through Tuesday, October 9 at 5 a.m., while the Eastbound (EB) portion of the highway will be closed between Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m., and Monday, September 24 at 5 a.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, the highway closures are taking place to ensure the safety of both drivers and the construction crews beneath Spur 280 during the construction of a railroad bridge below the traffic flyover as well as construction activity occurring on the WB Spur 280 Bridge.  Traffic will be detoured:

WB or into downtown Fort Worth:

I-30 to the Lancaster or Henderson exits
I-35 to the Belknap exit (Belknap will be closed overnight due to I-35 construction, requiring motorists to use I-30 during the overnight hours)
EB or out of downtown Fort Worth

I-30 enter from either Lancaster or Henderson
I-35 enter from Weatherford
The Spur 280 road closures are part of the TEXRail project, the new 27-mile commuter rail line that will extend from Downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.  The line is scheduled to begin service in January 2019.

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 10 million passenger trips on buses, 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 governed by an 11-member board of directors, consisting of eight Fort Worth City Council appointments and three Tarrant County Commissioners Court appointments.

 

 

May 28, 2018 Memorial Day Holiday Service Schedule.

Trinity Metro bus services will operate on a Sunday and Major Holiday Schedule in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Trinity Railway Express will not be in service.

Trinity Metro Customer Service locations will be closed.

Customer Service phone lines will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 817-215-8600.

Events: 04/13/18 to 04/26/18

There are plenty of places to go and things to do when you ride our Fort Worth bus routes and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE).  Plan your trip on transit to these spring activities.

 

SPRING FESTIVALS

Fort Worth’s most famous festival kicks off next week and we’re happy to navigate the traffic and parking for you! Look for downtown bus routes that go through our Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) – it’s just 2 blocks away from the festival.

 

Coming from outside Fort Worth? Climb aboard the TRE. TRE will operate on a normal schedule on 4/19, 4/20 and 4/21 with special Sunday service in operation on 4/22.

 

 

Fortress Festival is ready to celebrate it’s 2ndyear in Fort Worth. Buy your tickets today to see great music in the Cultural District along bus route 2. Route 2 runs up to every 15 minutes, 7 days a week!

 

EVENTS AND DESTINATIONS

 

4/13/18 – Opera for Everyone at the Kimbell Art Museum is along bus route 2.

 

4/14/18 – Cliburn Concerts – Hannah Lash at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth along bus route 2.

 

4/22/18 – Ride bus routes 1, 5a or 25 to see the Toty and Andy Clown Showon the 3rd floor of El Mercado at La Gran Plaza Shopping Center.

 

Fort Worth’s Near Southside is keeping busy this month.  Bus route 1, bus route 4 and bus route 6 are all great routes to the area.

• 4/13/18 – Friday on the Green Concert Series

• 4/15/18 – Open Streets (special note: Route 4 will have a small detour due to road closures for the event)

 

Hop on board Molly the Trolley!  Our fare free trolley circulates downtown 7 days a week and stops right at Bass Performance Hall.  Enjoy a ride to these great shows:

• Now through 4/15/18 – Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I Was Drinking Last Thursday

• 4/13/18 through 4/15/18 – Pink Martini

• 4/26/18 – Emanuel Ax, piano

 

Every third Thursday of the month, the Fort Worth Stockyards hosts Sippin’ and Shoppin’.  Ride on up on bus route 15!

 

Have an adventure and take the family to a showing of Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Casa Manana.  Bus route 2 and bus route 7 both go by the theatre.

 

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

 

Visit https://ridetrinitymetro.org/to see all our routes like bus route 44 and bus route 45 to Tarrant County College Northwest Campus.