Three T buses in Fort Worth will soon display major works of art to encourage the public to "Ride the T" to the city's Cultural District.
Spotters of the art may do a double-take when the Kimbell's Carravaggio painting, The Cardsharps, rolls by. The same could be said for seeing a T bus adorned with the Modern Art Museum's Conjoined or the outsized Wrapped Oranges from the Amon Carter Museum.
"The Cultural District is one of our most popular destinations; nearly a half million people visit each year," says Dick Ruddell, president of The T. "We wanted to remind the public that riding The T is an easy and affordable option for visiting the museums."
The buses aren't all for show. The museums are offering those who partake of mass transit special discounts on any of The T's passes, as well as $2 off the price of a admission to the Modern. Art lovers will also receive an additional 10 percent off at the museum gift stores during the month of November.
Visitors can continue to save with free admission to the museums. The Carter is always free, the Kimbell's permanent collection is free and the Modern is free the first Sunday of the month.
Any daily Route 2-Camp Bowie bus (and the Route 7 bus on Saturday) leaves from the Intermodal Transportation Center to serve the Cultural District. For more complete schedules and fares, call The T's customer service at 817-215-8600 or visit http://www.the-t.com