Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Maureen McCarthy

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Ride WTA Buses Free to Northwest Washington Fair and Everywhere Aug 12 – 18, 2018

Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) will provide free rides on all buses (except Route 80X to Mount Vernon) from August 12 through August 18, 2018.

Headed to the Northwest Washington Fair? WTA is also offering a special 10 p.m. bus from the fairgrounds back to Bellingham.  This 10 p.m. bus will depart from a bus stop across the street from the fairgrounds, between Bank of the Pacific and Fairside Drive.  It will make two stops: Cordata Station, located near Whatcom Community College, and downtown’s Bellingham Station.  Like all rides during Free Fare Week, rides on this special 10 p.m. bus are free.

In addition to the special 10 p.m. bus, WTA’s Route 26 provides bus service to the fairgrounds, departing from Cordata Station between the hours of 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 p.m. on weekdays.  On Saturdays, Route 26 departs Cordata station between the hours of 8:50 a.m. and  5:50 p.m. In between Route 26’s regularly scheduled “last trip” back to Bellingham and the special 10 p..m bus, WTA will also offer an additional departure of Route 26, departing the fair at 9:06 p.m.

Park and ride for free at WTA’s Cordata Station. Parking is first come, first served, and overnight parking is not allowed.

For more information, passengers can call 360-676-7433 or visit


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