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DART State Fair Shuttle
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2008 State Fair Shuttle information
, including information for special service
for Texas - OU on Oct. 11, 2008

Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

September 17, 2007

Ride DART to the Great State Fair of Texas

Every Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 to Oct. 21, the DART State Fair Shuttle takes you directly from Pearl Station in downtown Dallas to the country's biggest state fair. Plus, you get a coupon for $2 off fair admission just for riding the shuttle.

With DART, you're just four steps away from the food and fun you only find at the fair.

DART State Fair Shuttle Bus image
DART State Fair Shuttle

State Fair of Texas attractions
  • Step One: Park free at any DART Rail station park & ride lot, and buy a $5.00 Premium Day Pass from a Ticket Vending Machine.

  • Step Two: Ride DART Rail to Pearl Station.

  • Step Three: Board the State Fair Shuttle departing every 10 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. The last return shuttle leaves the fairgrounds at 11:30 p.m. The drop-off and pickup location is the parking lot near the Smirnoff Music Centre.

  • Step Four: Get a coupon good for $2 off admission.
DART's regular Annual, Monthly and Reduced Passes are not valid for the State Fair Shuttle. Shuttle-only service is available for $3 -- exact fare only, cash only. Shuttle service is free for children age 2 and under.

Early shuttle service for State Fair 5K and Big Tex Mile
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the DART State Fair Shuttle takes off early at 7 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.

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 $10. 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 Illinois Station connects Cityplace and Fair Park on weekdays.

Bus Route 50 Buckner via J.B. Jackson, Jr. Transit Center connects the East Transfer Center and Fair Park on weekdays. East Transfer Center is located approximately one block south of Pearl Station.

Bus Route 60 LBJ/Skillman Station via Fair Park connects Union Station and Fair Park on weekdays.

• Selected trips of Bus Route 11 Skyline or Peavy connect Hampton Station and Fair Park on weekdays.

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

State Fair of Texas 2007

DART Rail Green Line construction continues around Fair Park
The Fair Park area will be home to two DART Rail stations with the arrival of the Green Line in September 2009. Construction will continue in the area during the 2007 State Fair, so motorists should be aware of possible street closures and detours. The latest information on DART's Green Line expansion is available online at

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