Alpine, Texas Community Guide 2017 - Page 33

GETTING TO Alpine HIGHWAYS: Hwy. 90 is a major east/west route running from Van Horn and IH-10 to Del Rio and beyond to San Antonio. Both highways are broad, shouldered and well maintained for high speed. Travel on these routes by car, motorcycle or bicycle is convenient with small towns spaced about 30 miles apart. For the more adventurous traveler, TX 17 can be taken from IH-10 in Balmorhea through Wild Rose Pass to Fort Davis, connecting with TX 118 into Alpine. Or, TX 118 can be taken from IH-10 in Kent through the Davis Mountains and Fort Davis to Alpine. These routes are slower, very scenic, over good roads and offer a unique introduction to Big Bend country. TRAX Transportation: TRAX Transportation, a servi ce of Big Bend Community Action Committee Inc., provides transportation within the region and to El Paso, Fort Stockton and Midland/Odessa for reasonable fees. This service can be used for shopping, workplace, visiting friends and family, airports, and/or medical appointments. Reservations recommended 24 to 48 hours prior to travel date. Call 1-855- TRY-TRAX (1-855-879-8729.) TIPSY TAXI: Tipsy Taxi offers affordable in-town and regional transportation. Call 432-294-0990. Visit facebook.com/alpinetipsytaxi BUS: A private carrier, All Aboard America, offers two north bound and two south bound trips daily between Presidio and the Midland-Odessa Airport, with stops in Alpine. All Aboard America connects with Greyhound in Fort Stockton and Odessa for nationwide service. The bus stop in Alpine is presently at KC’s Quick Mart (837-5497) on east Hwy. 67/90. Go to www.allaboardamerica.com for times and fares. RAIL: Amtrak offers passenger rail service to Alpine two times per week west bound and two times per week east bound. The train uses the Union Pacific tracks with a stop in Del Rio on its way to San Antonio, and stops in El Paso and Tucson on its way to Los Angeles. The historic train depot is conveniently located at Holland Ave. and Fifth St. in downtown Alpine. Visit www.amtrak.com for times and fares. AIR: The Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport (837-5929) is a public use general aviation airport located north of the downtown area. It is available for non- scheduled flights. Please check with the airport for scheduled charter flight service. The Midland-Odessa International Airport (MAF) is a 2 ½ - 3 hour drive and is also served by All Aboard America. The El Paso International Airport (ELP) is a 3 ½ - 4 hour drive. RENTAL CARS: Rental cars are available at Alpine Auto Rental. Call 432-837- 3463, or www.alpineautorental.com. 2017-18 Community Guide & Chamber of Commerce Directory | alpine TEXAS 33