THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- The Montgomery County Bar Owners Alliance and its members have stepped up to help subsidize the operation of Walt Inc. shuttle bus service to and from bars in the Rayford/Sawdust corridor.

Six establishments from the Alliance--eXit 73, Ranch Hill, Tewbeleaux s, Rookies, Papa s Ice House and the 19th Hole Grill and Bar--along with Milstead Automotive are funding monthly advertisement for the Walt Inc. shuttle bus in an effort to help offer safe and consistent alternatives to drinking and driving.

Walt Inc. will pick up customers, take them to their favorite bar and take them back home at the end of the night for only $15. Couples are $25. The service will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. until approximately 4 a.m. (or whenever the last customer gets home).

Initially, the proposed service area will be a four-mile radius around the intersection of Rayford/Sawdust and I-45. Anyone who lives in that area can utilize the service on a space available basis. The furthest service point will be Tewbeleaux's Sports Bar & Grill in Spring which is three miles away, leaving an additional one mile to the east to cover residential homes.

The radius refers to the service area in which customers live, not necessarily the businesses served. It is also recommended that service stop at the Harris/Montgomery county line.

The service provided by this shuttle is of critical importance to the community and the establishments. As responsible servers of alcoholic beverages, we recognize how important it is to offer safe and inexpensive alternatives to drinking and driving for our customers, said Marty Wilgers, communications coordinator for the Montgomery County Bar Owners Alliance and Corporate Secretary for eXit 73 Bar & Grill, Inc.

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