TCC Students Can Use Arlington’s Via Rideshare Service for Free Through Two-Year Pilot Program
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on August 06, 2020, August 06, 2020

Starting Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, Tarrant County College students will be able to use the City of Arlington’s Via rideshare public transportation service for free as part of a two-year pilot program.

Starting Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, Tarrant County College students will be able to use the City of Arlington’s Via rideshare public transportation service for free as part of a two-year pilot program.

This program, funded by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, will allow Tarrant County College students to ride Via to and from anywhere within the rideshare service area, not just the campus. The purpose of this program is to help provide access to higher education in the City of Arlington and promote workforce development and job readiness.

In support of City Council’s priority to Enhance Regional Mobility, Arlington first partnered with Via Transportation, Inc., in 2017. The app-based, on-demand transportation program, now in its third year, is expected to expand citywide in January 2021.

The Via rideshare service area currently includes a significant portion of Arlington between Lamar Boulevard to the north, State Highway 360 and beyond to the east, the City limits to the south and Silo Road, Matlock Road or Fielder Road to the west. Major destinations in this service area include Downtown, the University of Texas at Arlington, major hospitals, the Entertainment District, the Parks Mall, Arlington Highlands, Tarrant County College Southeast campus, the Interstate 20 at Park Springs Park and Ride lot, and the CentrePort TRE Station.

Click here to see the service area map.

Ready to try Via today? Book a trip on a rideshare vehicle using the free Via app or call 817-784-7382. Enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and a vehicle will pick you up within a block or two of where you are. The service is offered between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, please visit www.arlingtontx.gov/via.

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