Being new to the area, I have no idea where I am going 85 percent of the time. I’m directionally challenged and easily confused by one-way streets. This isn’t West Texas, y’all! With that being said, all the FREE transportation options around the city are a great help.
When running errands downtown or simply heading out for lunch, hopping aboard Molly the Trolley is a quick and convenient way to get around – not to mention a great way to escape the scorching heat! Molly runs every 15 minutes, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., stopping at key destinations, including, the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth Water Gardens, TRE Commuter Rail, JFK Tribute, Sundance Square, the Omni Hotel and many more. It also runs from downtown to the Stockyards National Historic District on Saturdays only for $1.50 each. Why didn’t I know this back in my boot scootin’ days?
Another great option I’ve discovered is The T, which offers a Downtown Free Zone that includes the central business district. (Boundaries are set at South Lancaster Avenue, West Henderson Street, North Belknap and East Jones Street.) I practically never have to drive! Come this fall the mobile application GoPass will be available for download, allowing riders to purchase tickets, review route times and even plan trips. The app will provide service to riders of the TRE, DART, DCTA and The T.
Next up is the Bike Share program. Although not free, it’s a great way to get from point A to point B when outside of the “free” zones. It particularly comes in handy when checking out the museums in the Cultural District, which I know from first-hand experience! The program offers 300 Trek bicycles available for check-out at 30 docking stations throughout the Cultural District, Near Southside and Downtown. Day passes can be purchased for $8, with the first 30 minutes free. Additional 30 minutes incur additional charges.
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