(FORT WORTH, TX – Sept. 14, 2020) – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many Tarrant County residents suffered job losses and are looking for new employment opportunities. Starting Monday, Sept. 14, Trinity Metro will be providing free rides for job seekers on all of its services.
“The pandemic impacted many people’s careers,” said Wayne Gensler, vice president and COO of bus and paratransit. “We know job seekers will be using our services to travel to job fairs and interviews, so we want to help them by providing free rides.”
Customers will need to provide a communication from the hiring company to the bus operator or train conductor. Examples include a document (email or text or flyer) indicating the date of the interview from the hiring company and/or job fair. On the day of the interview or job fair, the rider will show the document and ID to the bus operator or train conductor.
Free rides will be offered on all buses, trains, ACCESS and ZIPZONE services in Tarrant County. ZIPZONE riders will need to enter a code when booking their ride. To obtain a one-time code for a round trip on ZIPZONE, call customer care at 817-215-8600 and provide information about the time, date and location of the interview or job fair, and the representative will give you a code.
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, 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.