Trinity Metro expands free rides to vaccine sites

In partnership with Tarrant County, Trinity Metro began providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments Feb. 15. (Courtesy of Trinity Metro)
In partnership with Tarrant County, Trinity Metro began providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments Feb. 15. (Courtesy of Trinity Metro)

In partnership with Tarrant County, Trinity Metro began providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments Feb. 15. (Courtesy of Trinity Metro)

Trinity Metro is providing free rides to two Arlington vaccination sites starting March 8 with proof of an appointment.

Services will run between Fort Worth Central Station and Globe Life Field and Esports Stadium Arlington. Vaccines at the Globe Life Field location are currently being administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and vaccines at the Esports Stadium are being administered by the city of Arlington and its fire department.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this additional option for residents to receive vaccines,” Trinity Metro President and CEO Bob Baulsir said in a press release. “Tarrant County has been a great partner in the effort to provide free rides to vaccination sites.”

Shuttles beginning at the Fort Worth Central Station will connect with bus routes 1-15, 46, 63X/64X, 65X, 66X and 89. The route also connects with The Dash, Trinity Metro's all-electric bus, TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express.

Trinity Metro began offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites Feb. 15 following a $50,000 agreement with Tarrant County Commissioners Court. Locations include the Hurst Conference Center and the Tarrant County Resource Connection.

Denton County began offering free rides to the county's mass vaccination clinic at Texas Motor Speedway on Feb. 26. The bus services will run from the Denton County Transportation Authority's Hebron Station in Lewisville and the agency's downtown transit center in Denton. Free pickup is also available for those unable to travel to the vaccination site or the two shuttle locations through DCTA's partner, Span Inc. of Denton County.

Both Trinity Metro and the DCTA announced they will maintain face mask policies in line with the federal mask mandate. All agency personnel and customers are required to wear a mask while on any service vehicle or when inside any transit center.
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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