College students will now qualify for reduces fares, and Arlington bus service will officially roll Aug. 19.
Those who refuse to pay will all of the tolls, fees and risk other sanctions.
The massive makeover of Texas 114/121 in Grapevine will be completed in August or September, officials say.
Gov. Rick Perry asks the Texas Legislature to consider funding transportation infrastructure projects during the special session.
The battered aluminum and steel rigs are the lifeblood of the local economy but can also be a tremendous nuisance, a pair of prominent law enforcement officials say.
But the contractor has nearly a million reasons to get the project done early.
The contractor rebuilding the West Seventh Street bridge can earn a bonus of nearly $1 million for getting the structure re-opened to traffic in fewer than 150 days.
300 to 500 riders a day are expected to use the bus service between downtown and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort Station, officials said.