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Mar 19

Trinity Metro Modified Service in Response to COVID-19

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 4:32 PM by Bradley Fraley

As the COVID-19 events continue to increase within the service area, Trinity Metro is making some temporary service adjustments to reduce the COVID-19 risk for customers and employees.

Beginning Monday, March 23, all regular bus service will operate on a modified Sunday schedule seven days a week. This means that the schedule those routes use on Sunday will be duplicated throughout the week. Routes that do not operate on Sunday, such as the downtown Lunch Line and 71-Forest Hill, will be temporarily suspended. This service change is expected to last two weeks, and then the status will be re-evaluated to see if any additional changes are needed.  If other alterations are needed, Trinity Metro will provide updates three days before changes are implemented.

Express routes 63X/64X and 65X will continue to operate on their regular schedules.

During this time, TEXRail will shift to an hourly service, which is based upon the current schedule, seven days a weekTrinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate six days a week based upon its current Saturday schedule, with no service on Sundays.

The number of ACCESS rides will be reduced, with a focus on only making essential tripsZIPZONE services are not impacted by this temporary change.

To limit the risk of COVID-19 exposure, Trinity Metro will offer free rides for these two weeks, beginning Monday, on bus routes,ACCESSand TEXRail. This should significantly minimize the amount of contact between operators and customers as well as conductors and riders.

Because TRE is a shared service with DART, those passengers will need a ticket to ride.