SMTD provides bus options to 2015 Illinois State Fair

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SPRINGFIELD - Due to funding cuts, the Springfield Mass Transit District will not provide shuttle service to the Illinois State Fair this year. However, several options to ride buses to the 2015 Illinois State Fair still exist.

The North 5th Street Route #1 and North 9th Street Route #2 can take passengers from the downtown transfer center to bus stops just across the street from the fair.  Route #1 has a stop on 8th Street just south of Sangamon Avenue where fair goers are close to Gate 11, and Route #2 has stops on 11th and at Peoria Road & Joles, both just south of Sangamon Avenue, that are close to the Main Gate and Gate 2, respectively.

The night service helper bus will run Friday, August 14th and Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st.  Due to road blockages and detours for the Twilight Parade, the Night Service Helper will not run on Thursday, August 13th.  The most notable changes are no Sunday service and no night service on the weekends.

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