Catch Your Ride to the State Fair from Newport Transit Station
Metro Transit is using the Newport Transit Station as a park-and-ride site for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. The transit station is on the southwest corner of Interstate 494 and Highway 61 at 250 Red Rock Crossing in Newport. Metro Transit striped an additional 350 parking spaces in the grassy areas near the station, bringing the parking capacity to 500 spaces for the State Fair.
The Cottage Grove park-and-ride will also be used as a state fair transit site, but often fills up throughout the duration of the fair. Newport Transit Station offers a convenient alternative for people wishing to use express bus service to get to the Get Minnesota Get-Together.