Partnership to provide free rides to polling stations in Tarrant County – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
During early polling and polling day on Tuesday, November 2, Tarrant County partnered with residents of Trinity Metro to have a variety of options for getting to the polls.
From October 18 to 29 and on polling day, Tuesday, November 2, a partnership between Tarrant County and Trinity Metro will provide free transportation services to those who need to get to a polling location.
Trinity subway rides will offer rides to those with a Texas ID or voter card. The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved the partnership on Tuesday.
This isn’t the first time voters in Tarrant County have gone to the polls for free. In the November 2020 election, the county offered more than 5,800 free trips to polling places.
“Access to transportation should not be a barrier that prevents people from exercising their right to vote,” said Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. “Tarrant County is once again offering free rides to polling stations, including accessible services for the elderly and disabled, as well as on-demand service in Arlington and Fort Worth. These free rides will be available from then on. early voting and during Elections Day. “
Trinity Metro vice president and COO Wayne Gensler says he’s happy to partner with the Tarrant County Commissioners Tribunal and provide free rides to the polls. Gensler also said they were grateful for the funding provided by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court and wanted to give everyone the opportunity to vote.
The partnership with Trinity Metro includes bus routes, ZIPZONE services, ACCESS paratransit services, as well as Northeast Transportation Services (NETS) Tarrant County Transportation Services (TCTS) and Via and Handitran d ‘Arlington.