Trinity Metro Continues to Offer Free Rides on Election Day Despite Funding Cut

Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide free rides to voters on Election Day, defying a decision by Tarrant County commissioners to end the funding partnership.

Trinity Metro, the public transportation agency in Fort Worth, Texas, has decided to uphold its commitment to providing free rides to voters on Election Day, despite Tarrant County commissioners voting to terminate the funding partnership for this service. The decision by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, led by a conservative majority, aimed to discontinue the five-year collaboration with Trinity Metro that offered free bus services for voters.

In response to this funding cut, Trinity Metro President and CEO Richard Andreski emphasized the importance of ensuring that all community members have access to polling locations. He stated, “We are offering free rides to remove any transportation barrier that would prevent anyone in our community from voting.” This initiative reflects Trinity Metro’s dedication to supporting residents in exercising their fundamental right to vote.

On March 5, which marks the primary Election Day, riders can avail themselves of complimentary services on all Trinity Metro platforms, including buses, ZIPZONE on-demand rideshare services, ACCESS paratransit, TEXRail, and Trinity Railway Express stations throughout Tarrant County. To benefit from this offer, passengers simply need to inform the driver or train conductor that they are traveling to or from a voting location.

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