FORT WORTH, TX – May 26, 2020) – Starting Monday, June 1, Trinity Metro and the City of Crowley are partnering to provide a new on-demand transportation option for Crowley residents. The Crowley ZIPZONE will provide transportation to medical facilities and shopping options within the city as well as connections to four bus routes (route 6, route 65X, route 66X and route 72) in Fort Worth, plus the South Park & Ride.
“This is a great introduction to public transportation for Crowley residents,” said Jack Thompson, assistant city manager for the City of Crowley. “It will provide people with an easy and affordable way to get around the Crowley area. Since this is a new program, we are excited to get feedback from people using the system so that we can make changes that best meet the needs of the residents.”
The Crowley ZIPZONE, with service provided by Via, will operate 6:30-10 a.m. and 3:30-7 p.m. weekdays and will include service to Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South and the Gateway Station shopping center. The fares will be free for the month of June to give everyone a chance to try the new service. Beginning July 1, the cost for a one-way trip will be $3 per passenger.
Primary funding for the ZIPZONE was provided by the North Central Texas Council of Governments through a $333,000 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program grant.
Tarrant County Commissioner Roy C. Brooks said, “As Tarrant County Commissioner for Precinct One, I was pleased to help forge a partnership between the Regional Transportation Council, Trinity Metro, and Precinct One to provide the residents of the City of Crowley a new way to move within their city and allow them to connect to the larger public transportation network. It is important to have feasible transportation options for all of our Tarrant County cities.”
The new service in Crowley is the third on-demand service for Trinity Metro. A fourth option, the Near Southside ZIPZONE, is planned for this summer.
“We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Crowley to provide service to a new area,” said Wayne Gensler, vice president and chief operating officer of bus and paratransit at Trinity Metro. “This innovative solution will give residents the option of taking transportation within Crowley or connecting to one of our other services.”
Trinity Metro has two other ZIPZONE services. The Mercantile ZIPZONE connects Trinity Metro TEXRail and bus passengers (route 11, route 12 and route 16) to first-mile/last-mile service near Mercantile Center Station. The Alliance ZIPZONE connects with bus route 16 and route 63X/64X, which is a partner route between Trinity Metro and Denton County Transportation Authority. The connecting express routes are operating on a regular schedule and the other bus routes are operating on a Sunday schedule.
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.