Tarleton launches shuttle service to reduce parking demand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Responding to the significant increase in parking demand, Tarleton State University has reached agreement with Lone Star Coaches to begin providing free shuttle bus service from The Grove and Mustang Ranch and from the First Baptist Church Paradigm parking lot to campus, beginning on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Shuttles will not be available on Friday, Sept. 2, but will resume service on Tuesday, Sept. 6 after the Labor Day holiday. The buses also will not be available on Friday, Sept. 23.

Using 40 passenger motor coaches, Lone Star will operate two routes, one from Frey Street between The Grove and Mustang Ranch to the tennis courts and the second from First Baptist Paradigm, 555 W. Washington St., to the tennis courts. With students riding the shuttles, the parking overflow should be eliminated.

The schedule for Shuttle 1 from Frey Street will begin at 7:15 a.m. and run until 9:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, the shuttle will discontinue at 4:15 p.m. and on Fridays at 3:15 p.m.

Shuttle 2 will run from the First Baptist Paradigm parking lot from 7:30 each morning and end at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 3 p.m. on Fridays.

On Sept. 26, the service will switch to CARR, which provided the shuttle service for the university the past two years.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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Contact: Kurt Mogonye
254-968-9460
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.