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Videos help explain A Better Connection

(FORT WORTH, TX – Aug. 27, 2021) – Trinity Metro will be rolling out its newly redesigned bus system with more frequency, extended hours and better customer options on Sunday, Sept. 5. Known as A Better Connection (ABC), the redesign will offer customers more direct routes that reach their destination without having to go through downtown.

To help customers visualize some of the changes, Trinity Metro developed an overview video to share ABC highlights. Additionally, the agency created time-lapse videos to give riders a preview of their route, such as this Route 2 video. For a full overview of the ABC implementation, go to this presentation from Trinity Metro’s planning department.

ABC will offer seven routes with service to neighborhoods that did not have service. These routes mean new access for 27,400 people in 8,500 households. They will be within 1/4-mile of a bus route as will 3,600 jobs. Additionally, 17 schools will have access within 1/4-mile.

ABC Highlights

Increased frequency

  • Route 4 East Rosedale and Route 6 8th Ave/McCart will increase service to every 15 minutes.
  • Within 1/4-mile of high-frequency transit:
    • 44,500 more people in 15,100 more households
    • 25,100 more jobs
    • 7 hospitals, 40 schools and 1 college campus

More Sunday service

  • 7 route segments with new Sunday service
  • Serving 25,600 more people in 9,300 more households
  • Providing access to 9,600 more jobs
  • Serving 4 hospitals and 1 college campus

Later service (until between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.)

  • 12 route segments with later service
  • Serving 27,400 more people in 23,100 more households
  • Providing access to 23,100 more jobs
  • Serving 4 hospitals and 2 colleges

Streamlined services

  • Better crosstown connectivity with 14 routes combined into 8 longer routes.
  • Another 13 routes adjusted for faster and more direct service.
  • Overall, 8 fewer routes because of system simplification.

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, 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.