Editor's note: Trinity Metro has extended its service for free TEXRail rides to the full month of January. Read more here.
On Jan. 5, Trinity Metro, formerly known as the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, will begin operations of its TEXRail light-rail system. TEXRail is a new 27-mile commuter rail project that will extend from downtown Fort Worth, through Grapevine and Colleyville, and into the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at Terminal B.
To help the rail pick up steam passengers can ride at no charge during the first two weeks of operation, or from Jan. 5 to Jan. 19.
TEXRail will pick up passengers every hour at one of its nine stations and is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders by the end of the first year of operation. By 2035 nearly 14,000 riders are expected to ride per day.
Learn more about TEXRail here, and view schedules here.
Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.