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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Options for getting to the State Fair

The Wisconsin State Fair runs from August 6 thorugh the 16th.

NEW! WAUKESHA COUNTY AREA SHUTTLE
Jump on the new Waukesha County Area Shuttle Service that will drop-off and make return trips from the U.S. Cellular Main Gate. The shuttle will run every 30 minutes starting at 7:30am with the last departure 30 minutes after the Fair closes. Pick-up the shuttle at the Hwy 83/I-94, Hwy G/I-94 and Barker Road/Goerkes Corners Park-N-Rides. Regular round trip fare is $8.00 but $6.00 with discount coupons. Seniors $6.00 and children 5 & under FREE. For more details visit statefairshuttle.com or call (262) 292-9992


Riteway Bus Service – Washington County Area State Fair Shuttle
Enjoy an air conditioned motor coach ride with Riteway’s daily round-trip service to the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair. Motor coach departs from two locations in Washington County beginning at 8:30 a.m. from Washington County Fairgrounds and at 9:30 a.m. from Germantown. Fares are $12 adults aged 12-59; $10 seniors 60+ and disabled; $5.00 children aged 7-11 and children under 7, free. For boarding locations and departure times please visit www.ritewaybus.com or call 262-677-3282.

Pedal to the Park Presented by wheel & sprocket
Getting to the State Fair just got easier, healthier and more affordable. The State Fair encourages guests to save on gas, leave their cars at home and “Pedal to the Park” instead. In collaboration
with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, FREE dedicated bicycle parking will be offered outside of the U.S. Cellular Main Gate on the north side of the Fair Park (enter from 76th Street at Gate 8, near the RV Park) and inside Gate 2 on the south side of the Fair Park (enter from Greenfield Avenue). Spaces are limited.

RIDE THE BUS!
Riding the bus to the Fair is easy, convenient, and economical. To determine the public transportation option that best suits your needs, call the Milwaukee County Transit System Bus Line at 414.344.6711 or visit RideMCTS.com. Remember, children (6 & under) ride FREE.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM SHUTTLES
The shuttle from Watertown Plank Road Park & Ride Lot at HWY 45 operates to the State Fair Transit Center near Gate 4 every day of the Fair. Shuttles operate every 15 minutes from 7:30am until one half-hour after Fair closure. Shuttle fares are only $3 round-trip for adults (ages 12 - 64) and $1.50 for children (ages 7-11), seniors (65 & over) and disabled persons with proper I.D. Parking is FREE.

FREEWAY FLYERS
Park FREE at any of the following Park-Ride lots: Brown Deer Road west of I-43; Loomis Road at I-894; Green Bay Road just north of Brown Deer Road; Southridge Mall Parking Lot on Edgerton Avenue at 72nd Street; Whitnall / Hales Corners at I-43 east of South 108th Street; MATC-South at Jewell Ave. at Howell Ave. Buses drop off and pick up at the State Fair Transit Center near Gate 4.

Freeway Flyers operate between 7:30am until one half-hour after Fair closure. Service is every half-hour EXCEPT at the Brown Deer and Green Bay Park & Ride Lots which have hourly service. Buses will serve the Green Bay Lot every hour at 20 minutes past and the Brown Deer Lot will be served hourly at 30 minutes past the hour. Round-trip fares are $6 for adults (ages 12 - 64), $3 for children (ages 7-11), seniors (65 & over) and disabled persons with proper I.D. Don’t forget daily service is available via regular Milwaukee County Transit System routes 18, 67, and 76. Regular bus
fares apply.

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