How do I read a schedule?
One weekday afternoon you decide to leave the Wichita Falls Public Library and travel to Castaway Cove Water Park for the remainder of the afternoon. Turn to the system map and find the route(s) that travels nearest to the Library and the Water Park. This trip is best served by the BLUE EASTSIDE ROUTE. The schedule includes a map of the route. The map shows the names of the streets traveled along the route as well as the direction the bus travels on these streets.

In this example you would board the bus at the Library, which is a scheduled stop at the 10th minute of every hour. You would need to get off the bus at the Water Park, which is a bus stop but does not have a specific time of arrival.

Reading across the top row, you will find the names of the key designated stops along the route. Read down the column beneath Public Library; choose the most convenient departure time, perhaps 12:10 PM. Now read directly across from 12:10 PM, you will not find a time the bus arrives at the Water Park since it is not a scheduled stop. The next nearest scheduled stop is at US 287 at Wayfarer at 12:45 PM, one stop after passing the Water Park. The bus will stop at the Water Park, and you can assume you will arrive a few minutes before 12:45 PM.

One of the simplest rules for using timetables is to read down the departure times and across for arrival times. In some cases, when you are not getting on or off the bus at a scheduled stop, you will need to add or subtract a few minutes to the listed time of the closest key designated stops you will board or get off the bus.

Additional route and schedule information can be obtained by calling one of our information tellers at 761-7433. Go to for a complete list of routes.

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1. How do I buy a pass?
2. How do I pay a fare?
3. How do I read a schedule?
4. How do I ride public transportation?
5. Do you have bus service on Sundays?
6. Hours of Service?
7. How many carry on bags can I take on the bus?
8. Do you have door-to-door service?
9. Do you have wheel chair lifts on buses?