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Zipzone offers a cheaper alternative for students to get off-campus

The newest addition to ZIPZONE called Southside. (Makayla Banks)

ZIPZONE Trinity Metro has expanded a zone called the Southside, which gives access to the Medical District, Magnolia Ave, TCU, Texas Wesleyan, the Fort Worth Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. 

“I did not know what ZIPZONE was, but I would use this service instead of walking,” said Emmerie Harris, a first-year biology major. 

To use the service, students can download the Trinity Metro ZIPZONE app, follow the simple sign-up steps, book your ride, and then meet your driver. The alternative to downloading the app is to call 817-215-8600. 

People can access ZIPZONE through the mobile app. (Makayla Banks)

“I have seen the cars dropping people off by the education building and didn’t know much about it. It would have been helpful the other day when I needed a ride,” said Lizandra Cordero, a senior math major. 

ZIPZONE offers two free rides by using the code FTWWEB. After that, it is $3 for a ride within any zone, $1.50 per additional rider, and select rides in Mercantile are $1. There are free transfers between TEXRail, Trinity Metro bus and ZIPZONE.  

“I did not know about ZIPZONE, but I will tell my friends about it because I plan to stop carpooling and taking people everywhere,” said Seth Gabriel, a senior computer science major. 

The ways to pay include a credit/debit card or transfer pay with a Trinity Metro Local Ticket.  

When you get assigned a driver, you will meet them at a “Virtual bus stop,” at a nearby corner or no more than a block away from your location.  

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Makayla Banks, Content Producer
MaKayla Banks is a content producer for the Rambler at Texas Wesleyan University. She is currently a sophomore majoring in psychology, hoping to go into counseling psychology where she will work at a children's psychiatric hospital. She was born and raised in the Dallas area. Makayla found her passion for editing and producing visual films in high school, where she was a manager of many different sports and a part of the film classes during her four years there. She is a social butterfly ready to step out of her comfort zone to ensure everyone is included and has a voice.

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