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The B&G Express is the campus-based shuttle system for Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

This shuttle provides the following services:

·   7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - continuous shuttle service for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus.   

·  10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - shuttle services from the west side of the Student Union Building to a variety of locations in the City of Kingsville.  

·   Free Weekend and evening excursions for students to cultural and entertaining venues

·   Pre-arranged trips to the Corpus Christi airport and local Greyhound bus station for a small fee

The goals of this service are:

·   To provide riders with a safe and convenient means of transportation

·   To allow riders to park their vehicles in more remote, less expensive lots without worrying about transportation to classes or offices

·   To provide our campus community with the means to shop and interact in the City of Kingsville

B&G Schedule

7:30 am to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday– Continuous shuttle service for Texas A&M University-Kingsville Campus. 

The schedule consists of stops with the first stop being at the University Squares Apartments on Coral Ave operating approximately every 20 minutes.

The schedule is as follows:

  • University Square Apartments (Office Area)
  • Newman Hall (Office Area)
  • Engineering Building
  • Kingsville Legends
  • MSUB
  • Shell Station (corner of Armstrong & Corral)
  • Loops again from the top

10:00 am to 8:00 pm – Continuous shuttle service for Kingsville Community.

The shuttle returns to campus by 8:00 pm. The last stops of the evening occur during the 7 pm hour.

The B&G Express Shuttle will be providing transportation in Kingsville on Monday through Friday. The Schedule runs every hour on the hour (approximate leeway of 5-7 minutes).

The schedule is as follows:

  • Shell Store on corner of Corral & Armstrong
  • Stop at MSUB
  • Stops at HEB
  • Stops at Wells Fargo until 5:00 pm
  • Stops at Walgreens after 5:00 pm
  • Sundial Plaza/Behind Blue Ribbon (15th Street)
  • Stops at Southgate Mall (Big House Burgers, Beall’s, Community First Bank)
  • Stops at Walmart
  •  to make arraStops at Wildhorse Mall (Movie Theater)
  • Back to Shell Store-

*The shuttle stops at the Memorial Student Union Building on the B&G Express Shuttle that will be serving campus all day, allowing riders to be dropped off at any of those shuttle locations after returning to campus.

*If you are in need of shuttle services to campus prior to 10:00 a.m., please call Kleberg County Human Services at 361-595-8575 to make arrangements for services.  There may be a nominal fee charged for services before 10:00 a.m., and fees for services will be shared at the time of booking.  

Saturday Shuttle Services

B&G Shuttle Services are also avaialbe on Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., with stops as follows:

  • Shell Station on the corner of Armstrong and Corral
  • Memorial Student Union Building
  • HEB
  • Walmart

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Shuttle Fees

Student

Your semester transportation fee includes rides on the B&G Express and trips beginning at 10:00 a.m. In the city of Kingsville.

Faculty/Staff

Faculty and Staff that would like to use the B&G Express will pay $20 a semester and can pay online here (Moneyconnect) or at the Business office on campus.

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Parking

Purchase A Parking Permit Online before picking it up at the business office. For students, staff and faculty log onto JNET, select the campus resources tab and then click Parking Spot under the Parking / Police channel. Log in to Parking Spot is automatic. Log on to jnet

NOTE: A parking permit does not guarantee a parking space

Be Aware on the City of Kingsville's Parking Information.

Click here to view the Parking Information for the Streets around Campus!

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Airport/Greyhound Reservations

The university has contracted with Kleberg County Human Services to provide limited shuttle service to and from the Corpus Christi Airport, the Kingsville Greyhound station and the Alice Social Security Office if a student does not have another mode of transportation available. Requests must be received in the Dean of Students Office at least 7 days in advance of travel date for airport travel, and 3 business days in advance for Greyhound and Social Security Office trips.  Reservations are accepted by email (shuttleservice@tamuk.edu), fax, regular mail or in person. The Dean of Students Office is located in the Memorial Student Union Building on 3rd floor, Room 306.  Phone number is (361) 593-3606.  Fax (361) 593-3947.


Dates:

Some travel dates will not be available for shuttle services.  If your request is affected by a date where a shuttle driver is not available you will be notified prior to your reservation being confirmed.  


Cost:

Trips to the Corpus Christi airport will be $20.00 each way ($40.00 round trip).

Trips to the Kingsville Greyhound Station will be $3.00 each way ($6.00 round trip).

Information required to process request:

  1. A copy of the original flight itinerary for EACH person requesting shuttle service to/from the Corpus Christi airport.
  2. A phone number where you may be reached
  3. Your address in Kingsville (if known)
  4. Your email address


When making arrangements, please keep the following in mind:

  • The shuttle service is available from 8 AM to 8 PM (Central Standard Time) only. You will be notified by email that your Shuttle Service request has been received and confirmed.
  • If there are various persons arriving at different times, you may need to wait until all students scheduled for pick up have arrived at the Corpus Christi airport or the Kingsville Greyhound station.
  • You must notify us immediately if there are any changes or delays in your flight.

If your flight arrives prior to 8 AM, you may wait for the next available shuttle or you may contact a taxi service in Corpus Christi for transport to Kingsville.  The airport is approximately 45 miles from campus and may range between $50 and $100 one way.

If your flight arrives after 8 PM, you will need to contact a taxi service in Corpus Christi for transport to Kingsville. The airport is approximately 45 miles from campus and may range between $55 and $100 one way.

Robert Strakos, Alpha A-Taxi, has agreed to provide one car load of 1-4 occupants between Kingsville and the Corpus Christi Airport, one way, for $55.00. You may contact Robert at 361-290-2385 to check availability. Other taxi services may be located by searching online for taxi providers in the Corpus Christi area.

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ADA Compliance

Access to all riders, regardless of physical abilities, is a main goal of the B&G Express and Kingsville Connection shuttle programs. All vehicles used for the programs have been rated as ADA Compliant and come equipped with chair lifts. Drivers have been trained in the safe loading and unloading of passengers who have differing abilities.

Please contact the Disability Resource Center (593-3024) or the Office of the Dean of Students (361-593-3606) if you have any questions.

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Policies and Procedures

Shuttle Procedures

  1. All eligible passengers swipe a valid university ID card prior to boarding.
  2. Drivers will only drop off / pick up passengers at designated bus shuttle stops.
  3. Wait for the shuttle to come to a full stop and doors opened, before approaching the vehicle.
  4. Allow time for exiting passengers to step off prior to boarding.
  5. Only one person per seat is allowed.
  6. If the driver informs you that no seating remains, please wait for the next shuttle.
  7. When the shuttle has reached its destination, remain stationary until the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
  8. When exiting, check for your belongings, the Shuttle Service is not responsible for any items left behind.
  9. Passengers are expected to comply with the instructions of the driver. Please be courteous to the drivers and other passengers and keep your voice level within a normal speaking range.

Shuttle Conduct Expectations

Passengers are subject to all University rules, the Student Code of Conduct, and applicable state and federal laws. Students will be referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action as appropriate. The following (the list is not all-inclusive) are prohibited on shuttle vehicles:

  • Conduct or activity that limits the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely or affects the safety of the passengers, including, but not limited to, rowdiness, drunkenness, or disorderly conduct as deemed by the driver is prohibited. Individuals engaged in such behavior may be asked to exit the vehicle. Drivers have the authority to use their discretion and take into consideration their safety, the safety of the passengers, and the safety of the public when making such decisions. University Police Department will be contacted to assist in the removal of passengers when necessary.
  • Damaging or defacing any part of the interior or exterior of the vehicle is prohibited. Individuals found responsible will be assessed fees to cover the cost of repairs.
  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages or smoking on-board is prohibited. Passengers may not carry open containers of alcohol while on- board. However, passengers are permitted to consume non-alcoholic beverages in containers with lids while on-board the vehicle, while taking care to properly dispose of left over trash or food items.  Kingsville Connection riders are permitted to consume food items on the shuttle.  B&G Express riders are not allowed to consume food on the shuttles.
  • Transporting common containers of alcohol (kegs) or controlled substances is prohibited. Passengers of legal drinking age may carry sealed alcoholic beverages in cans and/or bottles.
  • Smoking while riding the vehicle is prohibited.
  • Playing radios/Walkmans/CD Players, I-Pads, etc. w/o earphones /headphones is not permitted.
  • Profanity
  • Fighting
  • Extending any part of the body or placing any objects through the windows and outside of the vehicle while it is in motion is prohibited.  Littering from the vehicle is prohibited at all times.
  • The university and/or the shuttle driver reserves the right to refuse service to any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who has shown a continuous or serious disregard for the shuttle rules. The university also reserves the right to revoke access for the shuttle services as deemed appropriate through the Code of Conduct procedures.

Complaints, recommendations, and general comments regarding the University shuttle service are welcome and should be addressed to shuttleservice@tamuk.edu.

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This page was last updated on: August 23, 2018