(FORT WORTH, TX – Feb. 11, 2022) – Throughout early voting and on Tuesday, March 1, Tarrant County voters will once again be able to catch free rides to the polls on Trinity Metro, Arlington’s Via and other transit services.
Riders can show their voter registration card or current Texas ID and ride for free during early voting from Feb. 14-25 and on Election Day, March 1.
The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved a partnership with transportation services in Tarrant County to pay for customer trips to voting locations, with an amount not to exceed $30,000. This program is a continuation of the Election Transportation Program that was offered in November 2019, March 2020, November 2020 and November 2021.
“It is crucial that people get out to vote in the primary election, and access to transportation should not be a barrier to getting to polling locations,” said Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. “We are pleased to be able to once again offer free rides, including accessible services for the elderly and mobility-impaired, through this partnership.”
The transit services included in the program are Trinity Metro’s bus routes, ZIPZONE on-demand rideshare services, ACCESS paratransit, plus Tarrant County Transportation Services (TCTS), Northeast Transportation Services (NETS), and Arlington’s Via and Handitran.
To use Trinity Metro ZIPZONE, download the ZIPZONE app and book your ride. ZIPZONE rides will be free for customers who schedule a ride to or from a voting center within the ZIPZONE boundaries. For questions about ZIPZONE, bus or ACCESS rides to your polling place, call Trinity Metro at 817-215-8600.
To use Via’s on-demand service in Arlington, riders simply download Via’s app and enter the address of a Vote Center within Via’s service area or call 817-784-7382 to schedule a ride by phone. USE the promo code ARNVOTE22S.
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 voting locations.
“We appreciate this partnership with the Tarrant County Commissioners Court to provide rides for voters,” said Trinity Metro President/CEO Paul J Ballard. “Voting is an essential right, and we are happy to help riders travel to the polls.”
|Location||Address||City||ZIP Code||Trinity Metro Route|
|Tarrant County College Southeast Campus||2100 Southeast Parkway||Arlington||76018||RT 067|
|Crouch Event Center in Bicentennial Park||900 E Glendale Street||Crowley||76036||South Tarrant ZIPZONE|
|Como Community Center||4660 Horne Street||Fort Worth||76107||RT 051 Horne & Helmick|
|Diamond Hill-Jarvis Branch Library||1300 NE 35th Street||Fort Worth||76106||RT 012 Long & Lulu|
|Griffin-Poly Sub-Courthouse||3212 Miller Avenue||Fort Worth||76119||RT 024 or RT 025 Miller & Berry|
|Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center||6201 Beaty Street||Fort Worth||76112||RT 89 Lancaster & Haynie|
|James Avenue Service Center||5001 James Avenue||Fort Worth||76115||RT 033 James & Yates|
|Southside Community Center||959 E Rosedale Street||Fort Worth||76104||RT 004 Rosedale & New York|
|Southwest Sub-Courthouse||6551 Granbury Road||Fort Worth||76133||RT 051 Granbury & Dan Dancinger|
|Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary||1900 W Boyce Avenue||Fort Worth||76115||RT 006 McCart & Seminary, 16 min walk|
|Summerglen Branch Library||4205 Basswood Boulevard||Fort Worth||76137||RT 016 N Beach & Basswood|
|Tarrant County College Northwest Campus||4801 Marine Creek Parkway||Fort Worth||76179||RT 45|
|Tarrant County College South Campus||5301 Campus Drive||Fort Worth||76119||RT 054|
|Tarrant County Elections Center||2700 Premier Street||Fort Worth||76111||RT 054 Sylvania & Ivey, 11 min walk|
|Tarrant County Plaza Building||201 Burnett Street||Fort Worth||76102||RT 046 Belknap & Burnett|
|UNT - Health Science Center||3430 Camp Bowie Boulevard||Fort Worth||76107||RT 002 Camp Bowie & Montgomery|
|Worth Heights Community Center||3551 New York Avenue||Fort Worth||76110||RT 024 Berry & Evans, 14 min walk|
|The REC of Grapevine||1175 Municipal Way||Grapevine||76051||TEXRail + 7 min walk|
|Tarrant County College Northeast Campus||828 W Harwood Road||Hurst||76054||RT 023|