(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Jan. 2, 2023 – TEXRail ridership set an all-time high for monthly rides in December 2022 with 61,689 passengers. That marks the highest number of ridership for revenue service since the commuter rail line opened in January 2019.
“Our ridership has continued to rebound from the impact of COVID, and we are so excited to see the TEXRail numbers soar as they did last month,” said President and CEO Richard Andreski.
“The surge in ridership could be attributed to a number of factors,” said Vice President of Rail Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen. “More people are traveling now, and TEXRail is an easy and reliable way to get to the airport. Plus, we see a lot of locals and tourists taking day trips to holiday events in Grapevine.”
TEXRail ridership to and from DFW Airport was 28% higher in December 2022 than in December 2021. When comparing the last quarter of the calendar years, total ridership increased 16% for October-December 2022 over the same period in 2021.
Trinity Metro opened long-term parking options at five of its stations in August, which has also resulted in higher ridership on TEXRail. The long-term parking was expanded to include additional spots to accommodate riders during travel over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays.
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, providing passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, vanpools and 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.