As was the case last year, MTA NYC Transit will be operating a shuttle bus for those attending the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadow Park. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release I received:
The annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will be held in Queens’ Flushing Meadow Park on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. And, similar to last year, MTA New York City Transit will operate a fare paid shuttle bus from Mets-Willets Point 7 subway station to the festival site in the park.
Customers pay the regular fare or use their subway-to-bus or bus-to-bus MetroCard transfer option to board this special event shuttle bus. As the festival site is some distance from local bus and subway routes, these shuttle buses will operate directly, non-stop, between the Mets-Willets Point 7 subway station and the festival site in Flushing Meadow Park about every 5 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A new route will be in place this year that eliminates the need to operate the bus on College Point Blvd. or the Van Wyck Expressway.
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