Friday, July 24, 2009

State Fair Express Routes

Make your State Fair plans now

We love our State Fair and getting there is part of the fun with State Fair Bus Service. Make your plans now for an end-of-summer favorite.
From Thursday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 7, park for free at a State Fair Express parking lot and hop on a non-stop ride direct to the fairgrounds. Buses operate 8 a.m. to midnight.
Watch for more details in the August issue of Connect, available on buses and trains on Aug. 7.
Express bus fare is just $4 when you buy in advance
Buy your State Fair Express ticket before Aug. 26 and pay only $4 per person for a round-trip ride (kids four and under are free). Regular price is $5 per person. Order online at starting July 27. Allow a day or two for delivery.

Service every 15 minute:
Northtown Mall – BlaineUniversity Ave. & Hwy. 10
Brookdale Shopping Center – Brooklyn CenterShingle Creek Pkwy. & Bass Lake Rd.
I-394 & Co. Rd. 73 Park & Ride – Minnetonka SW corner of I-394 & Co. Rd. 73
Dunwoody School of Technology – MinneapolisI-394 & Dunwoody Blvd.
Southdale Shopping Center – EdinaNE corner of lot near 66th & York Ave.
Bloomington – 82nd St. & 24th Ave. So.Across from Mall of America East parking ramp

Service every half hour:
Oakdale Center Park & Ride – OakdaleWest of I-694 on 10th St.
Signal Hills Shopping Center – West St. PaulSouth Robert St. & Butler Ave. (near Kmart)
Cottage Grove Park & Ride – Cottage GroveAlong Hwy. 61 on West Point Douglas Rd. between 80th St. and Jamaica Ave.

Weekends and Labor Day only:
Maple Grove Transit Station – I-94 & Hemlock Lane
Foley Park & Ride – Coon RapidsOff Hwy. 610 near E. River Rd.New this year! More than 1,200 free parking spaces!

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