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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

September 9, 2004

Service runs Saturdays and Sundays

DART's got the easiest way to the Fair!

State Fair of Texas 2004 logoEvery Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 to Oct. 17, the DART State Fair Shuttle whisks you directly from Cityplace Station to the front door of the country's biggest state fair. Plus, you get a coupon for $2 off fair admission just by hopping aboard.

With DART, you're just four steps away from this year's celebration of "Good Food, Great Fun!"

Step One: Park free at any DART Rail station park & ride lot, and buy a $4.50 Premium Day Pass from a Ticket Vending Machine.
Step Two: Ride DART Rail to Cityplace Station.
Step Three: Hop the State Fair Shuttle departing every 10 minutes from 9:30 a.m. (The last return shuttle leaves the fairgrounds at 11:30 p.m.)
Step Four: Get a coupon good for $2 off admission to the great State Fair of Texas!

DART State Fair Shuttle at Cityplace Station
DART State Fair Shuttle
at Cityplace Station
DART State Fair Shuttle at the Parry Avenue entrance gate
DART State Fair Shuttle
at the Parry Avenue entrance gate

DART's regular Annual, Monthly and Reduced Passes are not valid for State Fair Shuttle service from Cityplace Station to Fair Park. Shuttle-only service available for $2 -- exact fare only, cash only.

Early shuttle service for State Fair 5K, OU-Texas game
On Saturday, September 25, the DART State Fair Shuttle takes off at 7:30 a.m. for the annual State Fair 5K Run & Big Tex Mile. The Big Tex Mile starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 8:45 a.m.
On Saturday, October 9, the buses roll at 7:30 a.m. for the annual Texas - Oklahoma football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Big Tex Express
Also on Saturdays and Sundays, motorists can ride the free "Big Tex Express" train between auxiliary parking at the fairgrounds to a gate near the Cotton Bowl. The State Fair of Texas offers acres of lighted and secured parking off Haskell west of Dolphin Road -- easily accessible from I-30. Parking is $8. The service operates continuously from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Regular DART Service to Fair Park Monday through Friday
Bus Route 409 M.L. King Center connects Cityplace and Fair Park on weekdays.
Bus Route 60 South Garland T.C. via Fair Park or L.B.J./Skillman Station via Fair Park connects Union Station and Fair Park on weekdays.
Bus Route 445 M.L. King Center via Fair Park connects Illinois Station and Fair Park on weekdays.

Regular DART fares apply to these routes. Call 214-979-1111 or visit www.DART.org/StateFair for schedule details on these routes or any DART service. Information about all the year-round activities at Fair Park is available at www.DART.org/FairPark.

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