Safari Shuttle resumes service to the Zoo every Saturday this summer

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Safari Shuttle resumes service to the Zoo every Saturday this summer

Enjoy stress-free travel to the Fort Worth Zoo starting Memorial Day Weekend 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas – The T and the Fort Worth Zoo will resume the Safari Shuttle Zoo Trolley’s summer Saturday service from the downtown Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to the Fort Worth Zoo starting Saturday, May 28 through Oct. 29, 2011.

The Zoo sees larger crowds on Saturdays during the summer, so the Safari Shuttle offers environmentally-friendly, stress-free travel to the Zoo. Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers from Dallas and the Mid-Cities can conveniently catch the Safari Shuttle at the ITC and ride free of charge with their TRE day, weekly, monthly or annual pass. For non-TRE riders, the shuttle is the same as a bus fare.

The Safari Shuttle will run on Saturdays, only, from the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) at 1001 Jones Street to the Zoo’s main parking lot entrance on Colonial Parkway. The stop is just a short walk from the Zoo’s entrance gate. The shuttles will run every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. from the ITC. The last shuttle leaves the Zoo at 7 p.m.

The shuttle will operate an express service from the ITC directly to and from the Zoo. For those who wish to park and ride, street and commercial parking are available across from the ITC. A day pass to ride the Safari Shuttle round trip is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 5 to 18 and for seniors age 65 and older. Children under age 5 ride free. A TRE pass covers the Safari Shuttle fare.

For additional information, call The T’s Customer Service staff at (817) 215-8600 or visit www.The-T.com.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) provides quality public transportation to meet the mobility needs of Tarrant County and the North Central Texas region. The T annually provides service to nearly 9 million passengers on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). For more information, visit www.The-T.com.

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For further information, contact:

Alexis Wilson, Communications Director
awilson@fortworthzoo.org

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