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TEXRail approaching one-year anniversary

More than a half million rides and miles traveled on TEXRail since Jan. 10, 2019

 

(FORT WORTH, TX – Jan. 6, 2020) – Time flies when you’re riding in style to the airport.

On Jan. 10, Trinity Metro TEXRail will celebrate one year in operation, providing a comfortable and convenient ride between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

At the end of 2019, TEXRail ridership reached 545,345 for the year. December was a record-setting month, with 51,217 passengers and the trains were on schedule 99.15 percent of the time. The previous record for paid ridership was 44,741, which oTEXRail by Downtown Fort Worthccurred in November.

Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen, vice president and chief operating officer for rail, said TEXRail’s reliability is key to increasing ridership.

“Riders want to know TEXRail at DFW Airport Terminal Bthat the train is going to pick them up on time and take them safely to their destination as scheduled,” Arjanen said. “If you’re traveling to the airport to catch a flight, you don’t want to worry about when you’ll arrive.”

Ridership patterns emerged during the first year, with DFW Airport Terminal B Station consistently ranking first in ridership on weekdays and Sundays. On Saturdays, Grapevine/Main Street had the highest ridership.

“We found that more business and leisure travelers are choosing to leave their cars at home and not worry about getting stuck in traffic,” Arjanen said. “In 2020, we expect our commuter base to grow as more companies take advantage of the 25 percent discount we offer through our EasyRide program.”

First year fun facts

To put the one-year anniversary in perspective, consider the number of miles TEXRail has traveled since beginning operations. Between Jan. 10, 2019, and late July, the trains traveled 230,442 miles between Fort Worth T&P Station and DFW Airport Terminal B Station. Frequency increased to 30 minutes during peak travel times late in July. From that point through Jan. 10, 2020, the mileage is 297,594.

  • 528,036 total miles traveled on TEXRail
  • 560,345 rides (estimated)
  • 3,600+ maintenance inspections
  • 1,792 seats (224 per train)
  • 832 train washes
  • 688 windows (86 per train)
  • 41 railroad crossings
  • 27 miles each way
  • 23 bridges
  • 9 stations
  • 8 trains
  • $2.50 one-way ticket

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, 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.

Trinity Metro has a treat for Dash passengers

(FORT WORTH, TX – Oct. 30, 2019) – With the season of trick-or-treating upon us, Trinity Metro has a special treat for riders of The Dash. Customers can now enjoy complimentary rides on The Dash through Dec. 31, 2019. The route operates between 

The Dash En Route

downtown Fort Worth, the 7th Street corridor, Crockett Row’s dining and entertainment options, the Cultural District and the new Dickies Arena.

“We’ve had such a great response from riders who are using our new battery-electric bus service,” said Trinity Metro CEO and President Bob Baulsir. “The feedback has been so positive that we decided to extend free rides on The Dash through the end of the year.”

Since service began on Sept. 22, more than 6,500 passengers have ridden The Dash. Customers enjoy a perimeter seating arrangement that allows for a comfortable and engaging way to visit with friends and other passengers while en route.

The late night service on Friday and Saturday nights also makes The Dash a popular choice for weekend outings. The Dash operates 9:22 a.m.-10:44 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 9:22 a.m.-12:44 a.m. Friday-Saturday. The full schedule is available online.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, tickets will be $2 one way or $5 for a day pass, which includes all of Trinity Metro’s bus services, Trinity Metro TEXRail, and Trinity Railway Express to CentrePort Station.

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, 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.

Trinity Metro Medical Clinic opening Sept. 10

Patient being examed at Trinity Metro Medial Clinic

(FORT WORTH, TX – Sept. 5, 2019) – Trinity Metro is offering an exciting new benefit to help employees stay healthy – an onsite medical clinic that provides everything from flu shots to urgent care. Employees and media will get a preview of the facility during two open houses on Monday, Sept. 9. The first will be 9-11 a.m. and the second will be 1-3 p.m. at Trinity Metro’s site at 1600 E. Lancaster Ave.

The Trinity Metro Medical Clinic is located inside the maintenance and operations facility in a space that was formerly used as the agency’s print shop. The clinic will open for patient care on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Designed to provide convenient and timely medical care, the clinic will provide access to all employees and covered dependents, and will meePatient getting lab work at Trinity Metro Medial Clinict the needs for employees who do not have a primary care doctor.

“An essential component of a healthy lifestyle is having access to convenient, high-quality medical care,” said Trinity Metro President and CEO Bob Baulsir. “Our employees provide daily service for everyone in the community, and we want to help provide this service for them.”

Trinity Metro has partnered with Premise Health, the nation’s leading worksite healthcare provider, to provide employees and eligible dependents with access to a variety services, which include:

• Annual physicals
• Preventive exams
• DOT physicals
• Biometric screenings
• Lab draws
• Allergy & flu shots
• Immunizations
• Acute & urgent care
• Women’s health
• Wellness coaching
• Pediatric care (ages 2 and up)

The Trinity Metro Medical Clinic will be open Monday through Friday, and Premise Health medical professionals will provide all clinic services.

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, TEXRail, 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 from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

TEXRail Bus Bridge

BUSES TO REPLACE TEXRAIL TRAINS FOR RAILWAY CLEANUP

BEGINNING: MARCH 3, 2019, 1:30 A.M.
ENDING: MARCH 4, 2019, 3:30 A.M.

Trinity Metro will operate buses between DFW Airport North Station and DFW Airport Terminal B Station beginning Sunday, March 3, 1:30 a.m. and ending Monday, March 4, 3:30 a.m.

Please allow additional time beyond your normal commuting schedule if planning to use either of these stations.

Location of bus bridge at DFW Terminal B Station:

 

TEXRail Bridge Bus Map

Route Train Detours

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TEXRail Contest Rules

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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