A. Lee Graham
Folks planning on attending the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo may ride buses to and from the event for one dollar each way, according to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, or The T.
Bus service begins on Saturday Jan. 17 and Sunday January 18 and operates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Ridgmar Mall and Billy Bob’s Texas every Saturday and Sunday through Saturday Feb. 7.
Trinity Railway Express (TRE) riders also may use their train pass to transfer at no extra charge to The T buses running from downtown to and from the Stock Show. (TRE does not run on Sundays.)
Bus shuttles will run on Saturdays Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, and on Sundays Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. No shuttles will operate on Sunday Feb. 8
Shuttles will depart every half hour from Ridgmar Mall and every 20 minutes from Billy Bob’s north lot at the Stockyards. Pickup from park-and-ride lots starts at 10 a.m., with the last bus returning from Will Rogers Memorial Center at 10 p.m. after the night rodeos end.
The cost each way is one dollar per person, with no change provided. Children younger than 5 ride free. No transit passes or Go Pass may be used for the Stock Show shuttles.
At Ridgmar Mall, the bus stop is on the service road near Macy’s. At Billy Bob’s, buses will enter the parking lot from 27th Street and pick up passengers at the north end of the lot.
Meanwhile,TRE same-day, weekly, monthly or annual passes also cover regular bus rides from the Intermodal Transportation Center station in downtown to and from the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Arriving westbound TRE passengers should get off at the ITC and board Route 2/Camp Bowie Boulevard, which departs from Bus Bay C at the ITC every 15 minutes weekdays and every 30 minutes on Saturdays. TRE schedules are availbale at www.trinityrailwayexpress.org.
More information is available at www.the-t.com or by calling 817-215-8600.