Trinity Metro, Tarrant County to offer free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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A Trinity Metro bus passes the Tarrant County Courthouse on May 30, 2019. (Courtesy of Trinity Metro)

A Trinity Metro bus passes the Tarrant County Courthouse on May 30, 2019. (Courtesy of Trinity Metro)

Trinity Metro has partnered with Tarrant County to offer free rides to two COVID-19 vaccination sites starting Feb. 15.

An agreement up to $50,000 was approved by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court and will compensate costs for riders to the vaccination sites at the Tarrant County Resource Connection and the Hurst Conference Center. Customers can take bus Routes 3 and 25 for the Resource Connection and a modified bus Route 23 to the Hurst site.

Customers may also use Access paratransit to these sites or connect to these bus routes by riding another bus route, TEXRail, Trinity Railway Express (west zone only) or Zipzone.

To obtain a free ride, passengers will need to show the operator or train conductor the appointment text or email from Tarrant County Public Health.

“We are excited to partner with Tarrant County on this important initiative,” Trinity Metro President and CEO Bob Baulsir stated in a press release. “We want to do everything we can to provide access for anyone who wants to receive a vaccine.”


As part of the agreement, eligible riders can also get a free trip to vaccination appointments using Tarrant County Transportation Services and the Northeast Transportation Services, both operated by Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

“This partnership with Trinity Metro will make it easier for folks to get the vaccine,” Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley stated in a press release. “Our agreement includes trips on all Trinity Metro services, including those operated by Catholic Charities.”

By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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