#17 A Conversation with Miss Opal Lee
Juneteenth is officially a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States! Hear from the Grandmother of Juneteenth, Miss Opal Lee, why it is important to celebrate this holiday. To learn more about Miss Opal, please visit https://www.opalswalk2dc.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TrinityMetro Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ridetrinitymetro/ Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TrinityMetro
June 18, 2021
#16 Bike to work, are you up for the challenge?
Biking to work has many health and environmental benefits but is it really feasible? Our friends from Fort Worth Bike Sharing joined us to answer that question and to talk about some of the things you can do to chip in to protect the environment. For more information about Fort Worth Bike Sharing, please visit https://fortworthbikesharing.com To read our blog, please visit RIDETRINITYMETRO.org/BLOG Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TrinityMetro Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TrinityMetro Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ridetrinitymetro
April 16, 2021
Mini Episode: Your bus system is changing this fall
Join us for a mini-episode of We'll Take the Wheel where we'll go over the latest update on A Better Connection. Sam and Christof Spieler talk about the proposed changes to Trinity Metro's bus system. To view the Draft Plan key changes and map, please visit RIDETRINITYMETRO.org/ABC-FINALMAP To submit your feedback on the Draft Plan, complete the survey at https://form.typeform.com/c/WHBfXoDz
April 01, 2021
#15 Women Making an Impact in Fort Worth
In this episode of We'll Take the Wheel we chat with an amazing group of women who are making a big impact in our community: -Beth Worman, co-owner of The Missing Peace an autism therapy center dedicated to improving lives of the children with autism and other developmental disorders and their families. www.missingpeacetheraphy.com -Afton Battle, General Director for the Fort Worth Opera. www.fwopera.org -Tina Howard, the entrepreneur behind Leaves Book and Tea Shop in the Near Southside. www.leavesbookandteashop.com Plus, Trinity Metro Board of Directors member, Sylvia Alcala, shares her experiences with us working in transportation leadership.
March 29, 2021
#14 Exceptional Women of Trinity Metro
Season 2. Episode 4. Some of the exceptional women from Trinity Metro share their words of wisdom for other women who are looking to pursue a career in transportation. Plus, Teresa Ayala, Trinity Metro Board of Directors member, shares her experiences in transportation leadership. Read more stories from the exceptional women of Trinity Metro at RIDETRINITYMETRO.org/BLOG
March 12, 2021
#13 Lifting Black Voices
We are celebrating Black History Month by sharing inspiring messages from African American leaders, poets, and philanthropists who have made an impact in the fight for equality.
February 25, 2021
#12 Fort Worth's Historic Wall
Season 2, Episode 2 The Historic Wall was dedicated on Feb. 24, 2002, to commemorate the important and vibrant African-American commercial and historic warehouse district that existed at the site of the Fort Worth Central Station between 1865 and 1940. Working with the State Historic Preservation Office, the Black Historical and Genealogical Society, Historic Fort Worth, and many community volunteers, Trinity Metro developed this display to perpetuate the economic and cultural contributions of this era. To follow along with this podcast, go to www.ridetrinitymetro.org/mural/ Read our statement on the Federal Mask Mandate: https://ridetrinitymetro.org/federal-face-mask-order-enforced/ Read our Statement on Equality: https://ridetrinitymetro.org/equality/
February 09, 2021
#11 Human Trafficking and the Transportation Industry
Season 2, Episode 1 In this episode, we meet with Sandy Hennip, Executive Director of Unbound North Texas at the Underground, Fort Worth's One Safe Place location, where youth and young adults ages 22 and under looking to escape a trafficking situation can find safety and a warm meal, in addition to the myriad of support services aimed at protecting them against the human trafficking industry. We talk about the role that the transportation industry plays in human trafficking and what Trinity Metro is doing to prevent human trafficking in our community. National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888, or text "Be Free" to 233-733 The hotline is confidential and accessible in over 200 languages 24/7 for victims to get help or community member to report a tip. Unbound's Underground location is: 1100 Hemphill Street Fort Worth, TX 76104 inside One Safe Place Take Trinity Metro bus route #001 to Hemphill/Magnolia 817-885-7735 (24/7) Unbound Underground firstname.lastname@example.org
February 02, 2021
#9 An Update on A Better Connection
In this episode, we are joined by Christoff Spieler for A Better Connection. If you would like to learn more about this project, go to https://ridetrinitymetro.org/abc/
January 27, 2021
#5 RESIST COVID/Take 6!
In this episode of We'll Take the Wheel we address the big elephant in the room, COVID-19. We go over all of the steps that Trinity Metro is taking to deliver you safely. Plus, we are joined by Alison Hearst from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She tells us everything about RESIST COVID/Take 6!.
January 27, 2021
#4 The Dash Celebration Continues
We're still celebrating the anniversary of The Dash! In this episode, our host, Ben Ajayi, is joined by Dustin Van Orne from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and local videographer, Christopher Clements. Tune in to listen to their experiences on The Dash.
January 27, 2021
#3 The Dash Anniversary
We're celebrating the launch of The Dash into service! Our host, Ben Ajayi, is joined by different members of the Trinity Metro team to talk about our fleet of electric buses and how they have impacted transit in the City of Fort Worth.
January 27, 2021
#7 Honoring the Trinity Metro Veterans
In this episode of We'll Take the Wheel we introduce you to our new host, Sam Worman. Tune in to meet Sam and hear from some of the veterans who are currently working at Trinity Metro. This episode is dedicated to all the brave men and women who took an oath to serve our country. Meet some of our employees who served the United States Armed Forces and are now serving our community by providing reliable public transportation.
January 27, 2021
End of Year Update
We will be taking some time off before the new year, but we look forward to bringing you Season 2, Episode 1 of We’ll Take the Wheel in mid-January. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @trinitymetro, and on Instagram @ridetrinitymetro .
December 31, 2020
We'll Take the Wheel Episode 10
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
In this episode, Ben Ryan from 95.9 The Sound of Texas gives us his favorite holiday soundtrack that he listens to while riding TEXRail. Listen to this episode using your Spotify Premium account, for the best version featuring full music tracks.
December 15, 2020
#8 COVID-19 safety roundtable with DART and DCTA
In this episode of We'll Take the Wheel, we talk about COVID-19 and what Trinity Metro is doing to protect you on your way to your destination. Learn more about our efforts here: https://ridetrinitymetro.org/covid19/
November 20, 2020
#6 TEXRail Station Upgrades
In this episode of We'll Take the Wheel we talk with Trinity Metro's graphic designer, Matthew David King, about all the signage upgrades done across TEXRail stations. Get an in-depth look at everything that this project entailed.
October 27, 2020
#2 Meet Christof Spieler
The man behind "A Better Connection", Christof Spieler, joins our host, Ben Ajayi, to talk about Trinity Metro's bus system redesign. Plus, we go over the two remaining trade-offs of this initiative. We'll Take the Wheel is Trinity Metro's podcast. Tune in to learn everything you need to know to get your car off the road and fast track your commute.
August 28, 2020
#1 Introducing a Better Connection
In this episode of We'll Take the Wheel we introduce you to A Better Connection and go over some of the key trade-offs considered in this project to improve public transit in the City of Fort Worth.
August 19, 2020