Special transit service to Super Saturday

May 23, 2007

Intercity Transit provides special shuttle service to the Super Saturday festival held at The Evergreen State College on Saturday, June 16. More than 4,000 riders take transit to and from Super Saturday, the largest one-day arts, crafts and music festival in Washington state. Direct, round-trip service runs every 10 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The park-and-ride shuttle location is at the Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard at 4th Avenue. Travel to Super Saturday is also available on Intercity Transit Route 41, departing downtown Olympia every 15 minutes from the Olympia Transit Center, located at State Avenue and Washington Street. Extra buses will go into service as needed from downtown. Buses drop off and pick up festival goers at The Evergreen State College's Red Square, the center of the event. Bus service to Super Saturday runs from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Historically, Intercity Transit has provided between 4,000 and 8,000 rides to the festival. "We are pleased to work with The Evergreen State College to make Super Saturday a successful event," said Mike Harbour, Intercity Transit General Manager. "We invite residents to take this opportunity to try Intercity Transit service and experience, first hand, the high quality of service our employees provide to the community every day."

Express shuttle service runs every 10 minutes from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from the Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard at Fourth Avenue. The designated park-and-ride area will be marked with yellow signs and parking is free! The round trip fare for Super Saturday shuttle service is $1.50, the same as a regular all-day pass. Passengers with a Reduced Fare Permit pay $.75 for a round trip. One-way fares are $.75 and $.35 respectively. Service is free for children five and under. All Intercity Transit passes are honored.

Intercity Transit will add an extra bus to its regular Saturday service on Route 41 to accommodate the higher demand. Service from downtown Olympia will run every 15 minutes. The bus departs the Olympia Transit Center in downtown Olympia and travels to Super Saturday via Division Street and Kaiser Road, picking up passengers at bus stops along the way. For the festival, Route 41 will depart downtown every 15 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with return trips every 15 minutes between 11:03 a.m. and 6:33 p.m. Route 41 will run its regular Saturday service schedule before 10:30 a.m. and after 6:30 p.m. Consider riding the bus from your neighborhood to downtown Olympia and then transferring to Route 41 at the Olympia Transit Center.

For information about Super Saturday and other community events, contact Intercity Transit Customer Service at 360-786-1881 or visit www.intercitytransit.com. Intercity Transit Customer Service can provide individual trip plans for your travel needs. They are open June 16 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.