TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa State Fair Transit System (FTS) takes a big step forward this year, expanding its service to cover every day of the fair, rather than just weekends.
Sarah Thompson, fair spokeswoman tells KRMG that the shuttle system remains the best way to get to and from the fair quickly and easily.
The free service drops passengers off right at the Pavilion, and picks them up again to return them to one of three convenient locations.
Formerly called "Park-n-Ride," the system was renamed, and this year fair organizers decided to make the mass transit option available every weekday evening during the fair, as well as most of the day on weekends.
The fair runs from 5:00 p.m. Sept. 27 through Oct. 7 at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds, 4000 E. 15th St.
With shuttles every 15 minutes, and free parking lots usually full most of the time, FTS saves time, especially when one adds in the time it takes to walk from some of the remote parking spots, and back.
Even the paid parking at the fair can tend to involve a long hike, despite the $10 per entry charge.
The FTS is sponsored by Mattress Firm and KRMG.
Here's everything you need to know about the shuttle system, courtesy of the Tulsa State Fair website:
What are the Fair Transit System locations?
Tulsa Promenade Mall: 4107 South Yale Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74135 (3.4 mi)
Nathan Hale High School: 6960 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129 (2 mi)
Tulsa Public Service Center: 3027 South New Haven, Tulsa, OK 74114 (1.3 mi)
For additional FTS information, Click Here
For FTS location map, Coming Soon
When does the Fair Transit System run?
Monday – Thursday: 6pm – 11pm
Friday: 6pm – Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – Midnight
What is the cost for the Fair Transit System?
FTS is a free shuttle service that the Tulsa State Fair provides for you. It’s the best way to enjoy the fair and not have to worry about finding a parking spot.
Where does the Fair Transit System drop you off and pick you up?
FTS drops you off and picks you up in the circle drive located west of the Pavilion.
Is there an on-site shuttle service?
No. There is no on-site shuttle available.