(FORT WORTH, TX – Feb. 13, 2020) – Trinity Metro and the City of Crowley are partnering to provide a new transportation option to Crowley residents. The Crowley ZIPZONE, which will begin in June, 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 will be a big benefit because it’s an affordable way to get around town, especially for our seniors,” said Jack Thompson, assistant city manager and economic development director for Crowley. “We are excited to work with Trinity Metro and Via (the contracted service provider).”
The Crowley ZIPZONE 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 cost for a one-way trip will be $3.
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.
Roy C. Brooks, Tarrant County Commissioner Precinct 1, said, “It is important to work toward feasible transportation options for all of our Tarrant County cities. Thanks to a partnership between the Regional Transportation Council, Trinity Metro, and Tarrant County Precinct 1, residents of the City of Crowley will have a new way to move within their city and to connect to the larger public transportation network.”
The new service in Crowley the third on-demand service for Trinity Metro. A fourth option, the Near Southside ZIPZONE, is planned for late spring.
“Helping customers reach their destination requires a combination of traditional transit and innovative solutions,” said Wayne Gensler, vice president and chief operating officer of bus and paratransit at Trinity Metro. “By introducing service in new areas, we are able to connect passengers with our existing services to provide a better customer experience.”
Trinity Metro has two other ZIPZONES. 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.
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.