DART News Release
September 2, 1999
State Fair Flyer just $7 round-trip
FLY TO THE 1999 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS!
DART gives you three ways to see the world at this year's State Fair of Texas!
DART's State Fair Flyer whisks you and your family straight to the fun every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from September 24 to October 17. Park free at any of eight conveniently located park and ride locations, and enjoy express bus service to and from the Starplex entrance at Fair Park in air-conditioned comfort. DART also provides shuttle bus service on Saturdays and Sundays from the Pearl Rail Station. Again this year, the Big Tex Express, featuring Trinity Railway Express commuter rail cars, brings fairgoers to the gate from the State Fair parking lots on Haskell and Fitzhugh on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Monday, Oct. 4, and Columbus Day, Oct. 11.
DART's State Fair Flyer
On Fridays and Mondays, State Fair Flyer buses leave park and ride lots hourly, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the last return trip from Fair Park at 12 midnight. On Saturdays and Sundays, buses leave park and ride lots every thirty minutes, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Buses depart Fair Park hourly from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.
For more information on the State Fair Flyer, call DART Customer Information at (214) 979-1111 or check out our website at www.DART.org.
Park & Ride Locations
Make your first ride a train ride
The Big Tex Express whisks fairgoers from remote parking to the gate
See DART's future in the Centennial Building
"Expansion 2003" is truly a spectacular production. From 14 new rail stations to modern shelters and bus transit centers -- we're bringing more services to more people through 2003. The Trinity Railway Express is scheduled to take off for Fort Worth late next year. And DART Rail lovers will be able to board at the new Cityplace Station in December 2000, at White Rock Station in fall 2001, in Richardson by summer 2002, Garland by fall 2002 and in Plano by summer 2003.
The largest state fair in the country celebrates the dawn of a new century by "Going Global." The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, riding coal black horses and performing intricate drills to military marches, perform daily (except Wednesdays) without charge.
Other great attractions include Taiko drummers, Peruvian pipers, Spanish flamenco dancers, Celtic fiddlers, African elephants and tropical butterflies. TXU's fabulous nightly laser show near the reflecting pool uses video images, fireworks and vibrant music. Free concerts on the Chevy Truck Main Stage include Alabama, Jaci Velasquez, Reba McEntire and Lou Rawls.
More information on the State Fair of Texas is available by calling 214-565-9931 or on the World Wide Web at www.bigtex.com.
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