Thursday is a holiday, but for those charged with getting fans to the Dallas Cowboys’ annual Thanksgiving game, the show must go on. The Fort Worth Transportation Authority will operate its usual Cowboy Coach shuttle buses Thursday from downtown Fort Worth to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
The T’s buses will begin leaving the T&P Station parking lot, 200 W. Vickery St., about 1:15 p.m. — two hours before the scheduled kickoff of the Dallas Cowboys-Oakland Raiders game. Fans will be charged $5 per car to park in the lot, and $5 a head for a round trip bus ride.
The rest of the T’s bus system, and the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail line, will be closed Thursday. On Friday, the T’s buses will follow a regular schedule, and the TRE will operate on a Saturday schedule, with two extra morning trains. T buses will be free after 4 p.m. Friday to encourage ridership to and from the Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights, which starts at 6 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth.
— Gordon Dickson