U.S. Rep. Veasey dons conductor hat at Mercantile Center Station
Congressman Veasey will be working as a guest conductor on TEXRail
as part of his Marc Means Business Initiative
(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) May 23, 2019 – On Friday, May 24, Congressman Marc Veasey will be working as a guest conductor on TEXRail. He will be checking tickets and helping passengers, starting his shift on the 10:44 a.m. eastbound train from the Mercantile Center Station.
Prior to beginning his work, Veasey will tour the Mahaffey Maintenance Facility, where TEXRail trains are housed and maintained. He will then participate in a safety briefing before boarding the train at the Mercantile Center Station.
“For the last five years, I’ve embraced the opportunity to get an inside glimpse of what it’s like to work in other professions,” Veasey said. “There’s no better way to connect with hardworking Texans than to jump in and work with them.”
Since 2014, Rep. Veasey has worked alongside Texans in a variety of roles – from decorating cakes to assisting as a concrete batch laborer. Last month, Rep. Veasey was an Uber driver in Dallas-Fort Worth, getting to transport residents to and from work and to a variety of destinations. The Marc Means Business initiative has connected the Congressman with constituents at their place of employment to better understand the challenges they face in their work and daily lives.
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 10 million passenger trips on buses, 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 from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.