AUSTIN (KXAN) - A pair of park and ride locations and a downtown shuttle stop will be in place for the 2013 U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.
The new park and ride lots are located along FM 973 and FM 812, approximately three miles from the track. The lots cost $20 per vehicle for a three-day pass or $10 per day if you buy each day individually.
Park and ride lots open each day at 7 a.m. and shuttle busses will drop patrons at the track's shuttle depots, on McAgnus Road, about one-half mile from the facility's Grand Plaza entrance.
A downtown shuttle stop at the Austin Convention Center will offer round-trip service to the racetrack for $5 per person, per day. Shuttles will also drop passengers off at the track's bus depot.
COTA officials say the convention center is not a park and ride location, and no designated parking areas will be assigned for race-goers. Fans should be prepared to park elsewhere downtown and then walk to the shuttle stop.
The facility also a limited number of on-site parking passes available. Three-day passes are available for $200. Single-day parking runs $50 per vehicle on Friday and $100 on Saturday and Sunday.
Cyclists will have a designated route from the downtown area along Burleson Road to a valet park and ride location at Richard Moya Park. From the park and ride location, cyclists can take a free shuttle to the track. Complimentary showers will also be available at the valet park and ride for cyclists.
The 2013 event will run Nov. 15-17. NBC will air the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on Sunday, Nov. 17. The race is slated to start at noon.
Qualifying action from Austin will be aired on NBC Sports Network on Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
This year's race also coincides with a University of Texas home game. The Longhorns will host Oklahoma State on Nov. 16. Kickoff for that game will be announced at a later date.
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