(FORT WORTH, TX – Feb. 26, 2021) – Beginning Monday, March 1, Trinity Metro is expanding the service area for the Mercantile ZIPZONE to include North Tarrant Parkway to the north and East Long Avenue to the south. The larger service area will provide easy access to popular destinations, including the Walmart Supercenter, Medical City Alliance and Meacham Airport.
On Sunday, Feb. 28, the Alliance ZIPZONE will expand to include Texas Motor Speedway, Kroger, two Walmart Supercenters, Tanger Outlets Fort Worth and Buc-ee’s.
About the Mercantile ZIPZONE
- The ridesharing on-demand service operates 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays.
- With any local Trinity Metro ticket, the ZIPZONE ride is included.
- If using ZIPZONE alone, the Mercantile ZIPZONE service is $1 or $3 per passenger, depending on location.
How to ride ZIPZONE
- Download the ZIPZONE app from the app store on a smartphone. Go to the Payment Methods page in the app menu and add payment information to get on the road.
- Connecting routes in the Mercantile ZIPZONE are bus routes 11, 12, 16 and Trinity Metro TEXRail. When you arrive at your stop, use the ZIPZONE app to order a ride to your destination.
- Haven’t tried ZIPZONE yet? Enter code FTWWEB to receive the first two rides for free.
- For riders who do not show up OR cancel after requesting a ride via the app, an automatic charge of 50 percent will be assessed.
Using the Alliance ZIPZONE
- Download the Lyft mobile app downloaded on a smartphone.
- Ride the bus and keep track of your paper pass, ID badge and/or your fare activated in the GoPass app.
- Connecting routes in the Alliance ZIPZONE are bus routes 16 and 63/64.
- When you get off at your stop within the Alliance ZIPZONE boundaries, use the Lyft app for a ride to your employer.
- Use Promotional code “ALLIANCEZONE“.
- Then look for your Lyft driver and ZIP to work.
- This ZIPZONE operates 4:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekdays and 5:30-7:30 a.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. weekends.
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, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, 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.