Trinity Metro, formerly known as the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, is offering passengers complimentary rides on the new TEXRail commuter line through the end of January. After January 31 st, costs will be comparable to the fares charged on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Photo credit: Ken Fitzgerald
just a few short weeks, passengers will finally get to experience the new TEXRail commuter rail service running from downtown Ft. Worth to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport (DFW). The 27-mile commuter rail line has been under construction by the Archer Western Herzog (AWH) joint venture team since 2016. Although revenue service begins on Saturday, January 5, 2019, AWH will be wrapping up the final punch list of construction items through the first quarter of 2019. Herzog Transit Services, Inc. (HTSI) will be operating and maintaining the line. HTSI services include passenger rail operations, dispatching, rolling stock maintenance, and maintenance-of-way activities. The project is estimated to have more than 8,000 daily riders by the end of the first year of service. Read full article in the Community Impact Newspaper – Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake Editors note: Post updated on 1/2/19 to reflect the change by Trinity Metro to extend free rides through the end of January.