ZIPZONE expands to serve TCU, Zoo, West 7th corridor

(FORT WORTH, TX – March 11, 2021) – Trinity Metro is expanding the Southside ZIPZONE to reach the TCU campus, the Fort Worth Zoo and the entertainment district along the West 7th corridor, including Crockett Row and Montgomery Plaza. The expansion goes into effect Sunday, March 14, which will provide a new way for spring breakers to visit the Fort Worth Zoo.

To give everyone the opportunity to explore the new service area, Trinity Metro is offering free rides on the Southside ZIPZONE March 14-31.

Formerly known as the Near Southside ZIPZONE, the service area will continue to include access to the hospitals and facilities within the Medical District and the many popular destinations along Magnolia Avenue, plus grocery stores and other services throughout the Southside.

About ZIPZONE

ZIPZONE is an on-demand rideshare program that provides a convenient public transportation option. Save time and money without worrying about where to park or when the meter will expire. Instead of searching for a parking spot, ZIPZONE riders enjoy the convenience of being dropped off near their destination.

Southside ZIPZONE riders may also connect to TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express at Fort Worth T&P Station or to bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 24 and The Dash.

Hours of operation

Current schedule:

Daily: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Starting March 21:

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

Thursday-Saturday: 6 a.m.-midnight

Fares

Beginning April 1, the cost is $3 per passenger per ride or FREE with any multi-ride Trinity Metro Local Ticket.

New to ZIPZONE? Enter code FTWWEB to receive the first two rides free.

How to use ZIPZONE

  • 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.

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, 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.