Free rides for early voting, Election Day

(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 routesZIPZONE on-demand rideshare servicesACCESS 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.”

Tarrant County has multiple locations for early voting and a list of locations for Election Day. 

 

LocationAddressCityZIP CodeTrinity Metro Route
Tarrant County College Southeast Campus2100 Southeast ParkwayArlington76018RT 067
Crouch Event Center in Bicentennial Park900 E Glendale StreetCrowley76036South Tarrant ZIPZONE
Como Community Center4660 Horne StreetFort Worth76107RT 051 Horne & Helmick
Diamond Hill-Jarvis Branch Library1300 NE 35th StreetFort Worth76106RT 012 Long & Lulu
Griffin-Poly Sub-Courthouse3212 Miller AvenueFort Worth76119RT 024 or RT 025 Miller & Berry
Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center6201 Beaty StreetFort Worth76112RT 89 Lancaster & Haynie
James Avenue Service Center5001 James AvenueFort Worth76115RT 033 James & Yates
Southside Community Center959 E Rosedale StreetFort Worth76104RT 004 Rosedale & New York
Southwest Sub-Courthouse6551 Granbury RoadFort Worth76133RT 051 Granbury & Dan Dancinger
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary1900 W Boyce AvenueFort Worth76115RT 006 McCart & Seminary, 16 min walk
Summerglen Branch Library4205 Basswood BoulevardFort Worth76137RT 016 N Beach & Basswood
Tarrant County College Northwest Campus4801 Marine Creek ParkwayFort Worth76179RT 45
Tarrant County College South Campus5301 Campus DriveFort Worth76119RT 054
Tarrant County Elections Center2700 Premier StreetFort Worth76111RT 054 Sylvania & Ivey, 11 min walk
Tarrant County Plaza Building201 Burnett StreetFort Worth76102RT 046 Belknap & Burnett
UNT - Health Science Center3430 Camp Bowie BoulevardFort Worth76107RT 002 Camp Bowie & Montgomery
Worth Heights Community Center3551 New York AvenueFort Worth76110RT 024 Berry & Evans, 14 min walk
The REC of Grapevine1175 Municipal WayGrapevine76051TEXRail + 7 min walk
Tarrant County College Northeast Campus828 W Harwood RoadHurst76054RT 023