Northeast Tarrant County Mass Transit
Are you looking for a way to avoid the traffic in Northeast Tarrant County? Living right outside of Fort Worth, our area has some great public transportation options available to get you around. To help, we’ve done the research for you. Below are some of the best northeast tarrant county mass transit options in our area.
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) provides bus, rail, and rider services to commuters and residents throughout Tarrant County. The mission of The T is to reduce the traffic burden on Fort Worth and Tarrant County roads and interstates, reduce pollution levels and ease parking problems for the communities we serve.
The T Bus System
The bus system is the largest of the public transportation systems offered by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. See below for more information on fares and bus maps.
Click here to view the Bus System Map: http://www.the-t.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FWTA-TheT_System_Map-April17.pdf
Looking for a way to get from Dallas to Fort Worth? The Trinity Railway Express is a 35-mile, east-west track railway connecting downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth. The route schedule is as follows: 5 a.m. to 11:35 p.m. on weekdays, 8:50 to 11:35 p.m. on Saturdays, and no regular service on Sundays. The TRE currently has 10 stations: T&P (Fort Worth), Fort Worth ITC, Richland Hills, Bell Station, CentrePort/DFW Airport, West Irving, Downtown Irving, Medical/Market Center, Victory, and Union Stations. The TRE has 25 passenger cars, seating an average of 140 passengers each.
Click here to view information regarding the TRE fares. http://www.trinityrailwayexpress.org/howtoride.html
For more information on the TRE, click here to view a fact sheet. http://www.the-t.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TrinityRailwayExpress_Fact-Sheet.pdf
The TEXRail is a 27-mile commuter project, developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. When complete, the commuter rail line will extend from downtown Fort Worth, and continue through the Northside,North Richland Hills, downtown Grapevine, to the northern entrance of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Construction for the TEXRail began in 2016 and is expected to start routine operation in late 2018.
Click here to view TEXRail Fact Sheet: http://www.the-t.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/TEXRail_Fact-Sheet.pdf
Bike and Ride
Do you want to bring your bike downtown to get around easily, but don’t want to bike all the way there? The T has just the solution for you. Bring your bike downtown by loading it on the bus bike racks, or board the TRE train with your bike.
Use The T’s two rideshare programs to reduce congestion, while saving time and money:
A vanpool program is a group of at least six people who share the costs of getting to and from work – these individuals usually live or work near each other. Participating in the vanpool program may make you eligible for saving on automobile insurance (up to 15 percent).
The carpool program is two or more people sharing a ride to and from work in a car. These are based on sharing commute expenses. This program has two different arrangements:
- Poolers use one car owned by one driver. The driver calculates the operations costs for a daily commute and divides by the number of riders to determine how much each rider should contribute.
- Poolers can rotate car use. No money is exchanged in this arrangement as each person’s vehicle and driving time are shared equally.