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Zip to the zoo on ZIPZONE

Zip Free To The Zoo

(FORT WORTH, TX – July 1, 2021) – One of the many local summertime traditions is visiting the Fort Worth Zoo for a fun family outing. Now it’s even easier – with free rides on Trinity Metro’s Southside ZIPZONE, an on-demand rideshare service.

The free rides are available on the Southside ZIPZONE, plus Mercantile ZIPZONE and South Tarrant ZIPZONE, through Sept. 6.

In addition to providing a convenient transit option to the Fort Worth Zoo, the Southside ZIPZONE serves hospitals and facilities within the Medical District and the many popular destinations along Magnolia Avenue and grocery stores and services throughout the Southside. Riders also use this service to reach the TCU campus and the vibrant entertainment district along the West 7th corridor, including Crockett Row and Montgomery Plaza.

Riders may also connect to TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express at Fort Worth T&P Station or to bus routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 24 and The Dash.

Hours of operation

Sunday-Wednesday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday: 6 a.m.-midnight


  • Download the Trinity Metro ZIPZONE mobile app on your smartphone.
  • Add your payment method.
  • With the app, type in your destination and wait for your ZIPZONE-branded van to pick you up and zip you away.

It’s that simple. Zip in. Zip out. But please, don’t skip out. For riders who do not show up or cancel after requesting a ride, an automatic charge of 50% will be assessed.

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.