Have you ever wanted to ride a Trinity Metro bus or the TRE train system but weren’t sure where to start? Trinity Metro’s award-winning Transit 101 takes the mystery out of riding the bus and train.
At these fun and engaging get-togethers, staff from Trinity Metro will teach you everything you need to know. Join us for an upcoming session near you.
Add to your adventure by riding scheduled Trinity Metro buses, trolleys and TRE trains. We can even teach your group how to ride in our Transit 101 program!
Simply decide when and where you want to take your class or group. Keep in mind this is not a special charter service. Your group will ride with other passengers. For more information, call 817-215-8600.
Enjoy the benefits of public transportation by utilizing the Trinity Metro’s park and ride lot locations.
Drive to one of the Trinity Metro bus or TRE rail lots across the city, park your car for free, and ride to your destination.
Make your commute more enjoyable through a Rideshare program. Whether you choose a carpool or a vanpool, you will benefit by reducing congestion and saving time and money.
Your employer may also offer commuter benefits for using a Rideshare program. In most cases, the employer purchases a transit/vanpool pass or voucher from a local transit operator or voucher provider.
Track your contribution to our area’s alternative commute options by registering with the North Central Council of Governments (NCTCOG) TRY PARKING IT web page.
A vanpool is a group of at least six people who share the costs of getting to and from work. These individuals usually live and work near each other. Generally, vanpools will have one primary driver and one alternate driver.
By using a vanpool, you can benefit through lower transportation costs, less wear and tear on your vehicles and less stress during commutes. In addition, vanpooling helps reduce traffic congestion and dangerous levels of ozone.
Vanpooling may also make riders eligible for savings on automobile insurance — in some cases, up to 15%. (Riders should contact their insurance agents for more information.) If necessary, Trinity Metro will provide written verification of your vanpool participation.
Call 817-336-RIDE (7433) for more information.
A carpool is when two or more people share a ride in a car. Carpooling is simple, and can last as long as the participants desire. Carpools are based on sharing commute expenses. There are two basic types of carpool arrangements:
Poolers use one car owned by one driver. The driver calculates his/her operating costs for the daily commute, then divides by the number of riders to determine how much each rider should contribute. The riders and driver agree to a periodic (daily, weekly, monthly) payment plan.
Poolers can rotate car use and driving so that each person’s vehicle and driving time are shared equally. No money is exchanged in this arrangement.
Many carpools begin quite informally between neighbors or coworkers.
Once commuters find someone whose schedules and locations are compatible, the next step is to meet the potential carpooler to discuss arrangements. Suggestion: Set a trial period of a week or so. Each individual carpooler can leave the pool during the trial period if they so desire. Once the carpool is set, courtesy dictates that participants who decide to leave give advance notice to their carpooling partners to minimize any inconvenience.
Other carpools are initiated with the help of employers and NCTCOG, who can match commuters based on work hours and geographic location.
We have all experienced emergencies, schedule changes or overtime that may alter your travel plans. If you are using public transportation, you will have peace of mind with the Guaranteed Ride Home program (GRH). If your schedule changes and you need to leave before your planned departure time, you have another option with the GRH. You can get a ride home or back to a park-and-ride lot with no worries if Trinity Metro’s regular schedules and routes can’t get you there.
EasyRide participants, vanpool commuters and monthly pass holders are eligible for the GRH. You can use this service up to two times within a three-month period. You pay the driver a $5 co-pay and Trinity Metro covers the balance.
All you need to do is call the number on your GRH Calling Card. The dispatcher will ask for your name, phone number and where you need to be picked up and dropped off. Request a wheelchair-accessible vehicle if needed. When your driver arrives, be ready to show the driver your Trinity Metro transit pass to identify yourself as a participant.