DATA has opened a park-and-ride lot at the Heritage Square shopping center for its bus service to the State Fair in Raleigh.
There are 98 spaces designated for fairgoers, and buses leave from Heritage Square at five minutes after the hour, 10:05 a.m. to 10:05 p.m. (to 6:05 Sunday); return stop is 40 minutes after the hour, 11:40 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. (7:40 Sunday).
Bus fare is $2 round trip, free for riders over 65 and under 12 (if they're less than five feet tall). Heritage Square is at 401 E. Lakewood Ave. (off Fayetteville Street). Passes not accepted.
Buses also leave from the downtown hub on the hour.