Rain-softened grass parking lots have forced the Nebraska State Fair to expand shuttle service.
The free shuttles will be available at seven locations around Grand Island.
Fair executive director Lori Cox says the shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. each day of the fair, which opens Friday and runs through Sept. 2.
Locations for the shuttles will be Walmart, ShopKo, Conestoga Mall (13th St & Webb road), Conestoga Mall (North of Sears), Sam’s Club, Central Community College, and Walmart South
Cox announced Wednesday that those riding the buses will receive a free pass that can be used on Monday through Thursday.