Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Need a ride? Call CARR

Do you live in the Stephenville area and need a ride around town or to nearby towns such as Granbury or Weatherford? Then what you need is CARR. City and Rural Rides (CARR) is a rural public transit operation that serves 11 counties including Erath.

CARR operates Monday to Friday from 7:30AM to 5:30PM and is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

To request a ride call 1-800-710-2277. You can schedule a ride up to 60 days in advance. They recommend to call at least 2 business days ahead of your planned trip to ensure that they can accommodate you. They will take same-day requests until 3:30PM, but will only give you a ride if they can fit you in that day's schedule. When you call they will ask for the following information:
  1. Passenger Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Address
  4. Phone Number
  5. Assistance Needs 
  6. Emergency Contacts 
  7. Destination Name 
  8. Destination Address 
  9. Request time
The amount you pay depends on distance traveled. These are the current rates:

  • 1-5 miles................$1.00 
  • 6-10 miles..............$2.00 
  • 11-15 miles.............$3.00 
  • 16-20 miles.............$4.00 
  • 21-25 miles.............$5.00 
  • 26-30 miles.............$6.00 
  • 31-35 miles.............$7.00 
  • 36-40 miles.............$8.00 
  • 41-45 miles.............$9.00 
  • 46-50 miles.............$10.00 
  • 51-55 miles.............$11.00 
  • 56-60 miles.............$12.00

You must pay the driver with cash or check (credit cards are currently not accepted). Drivers are not able to make change. Another option is to purchase a prepaid fare pass, if you buy a $20 prepaid pass, then you will receive $4 worth of free rides.

If you have any questions about CARR you can contact them here: http://www.cityandruralrides.com/ContactUs.htm. I can tell you from personal experience that they respond to questions very quickly.

This online handbook provides detailed information about the services CARR provides.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Interim Hours

Dick Smith Library Summer Interim Hours:
Aug. 12th & 13th- Closed
Aug. 14th-18th - 8am-5pm
Aug. 19th & 20th- 1pm-5pm 
Aug. 21st -25th - 8am-7pm 
Aug .26th- 10am-6pm
Aug. 27th- 12pm-2am
Regular semester hours begin Aug. 28
Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Sun - August 21, 2017

On Monday, August 21, parts of the United States will be able to view an uncommon event, a total eclipse of the sun by the moon.  The "path of totality," in which the total eclipse will be visible, is about 70 miles wide, and extends through 14 states from Oregon southeast to South Carolina.

Even if you can’t travel to the path of totality, you *should* be able to see a partial solar eclipse here (weather permitting).  On the Tarleton Stephenville campus, approximately 70% of the sun's surface will be covered by the moon around 1:07 p.m.  The partial eclipse will start about 11:38 a.m. and end about 2:36 p.m.

NASA has lots of great resources - including maps and eye safety tips, as well as the logo at the top of this post - at a special website:  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

If you miss this eclipse, don't worry - you will have another (and better) chance to see a total solar eclipse in 2024.  On April 8 of that year, most of the Stephenville area *will* be in the path of totality.  You can use this interactive map to find areas on the path: