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As Arianna promised on the "Daily Show," the Huffington Post will be providing round-trip transportation from New York to Washington to Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity on Saturday, October 30th in D.C. Registration for the HuffPost Sanity Bus has closed. You can email sanitybus@huffingtonpost.com with questions.

In the lead-up to October 30, we'll be relying on social media to stay in touch with you about the rally. Updates, contests and promotions will follow -- so, if you haven't already, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


***BELOW IS THE OFFICIAL INFO AND FAQ FOR THE HUFFPOST SANITY BUS. REMINDER: YOU MUST BE CONFIRMED IN ORDER TO RIDE THE HUFFPOST SANITY BUS.***

 

BUS DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL

NYC DEPARTURE

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time: 5:30 a.m. arrival and check in for 6 a.m. departure

Where: Citi Field, Flushing, NY

DC ARRIVAL

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Where: RFK Stadium

RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Eastern end of the National Mall between 3rd Street and 7th Street (known as East Seaton Park and Henry Park)

DC DEPARTURE

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Where: RFK Stadium

NY ARRIVAL

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Where: Citi Field, Flushing, NY


 

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FAQ

HOW DO I GET TO CITI FIELD?

Subway: Citi Field is easily accessible using New York City's mass transit system. The station at Citi Field is called Mets/Willets Point and serves the 7 train, which connects Citi Field to Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. If you're taking the E,F,M or R trains, transfer to the 7 at the 74th Street-Broadway Roosevelt stop in Jackson Heights. If you're taking the N train, transfer to the 7 train at Queensboro Plaza. The 7 train stops in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda which is the main entry of the ballpark. Staff will be present there to direct you from the subway to the HuffPost Sanity Bus registration area.

The schedule for the 7 train can be found here. More info on mass transit to Citi Field can be found here.

*The subway ride from Manhattan to Citi Field takes approximately 45 minutes. Please keep this in mind when planning your trip.

Metro North: Take the Metro North train to Grand Central Station and transfer to the 7 train to Mets/Willets Point.

NJ Transit: Take the NJ Transit train to Penn Station and transfer to the 1,2 or 3 trains one stop uptown to 42nd St. Times Square. At 42nd St. Times Square, transfer to the 7 train to Mets/Willets Point.

Taxi: Any New York City taxi can take you from any point in New York City to Citi Field. Tell the driver to take you to Citi Field, on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 126th Street in Flushing, New York.

Driving Directions:

Driving directions to Citi Field from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester can be found here.

Parking:

If you plan on driving to Citi Field, parking lots D,E and F will be open and available for free parking. Upon entering the Citi Field parking lot, you will directed to a designated parking area for HuffPost Sanity Bus attendees. Once you have parked your vehicle, you will need to proceed to the main registration area to check in and receive a wristband. Staff will be present to direct you to the registration area.

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HOW DO I GET FROM RFK STADIUM TO THE RALLY?

The HuffPost Sanity Bus will drop you off at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. At RFK Stadium, you can easily take the DC Metro to the National Mall on either the Orange Line or the Blue Line from Stadium-Armory Station.

Orange Line: From Stadium-Armory Station, take the Orange Line 4 stops to Federal Center SW, get out and walk two blocks north on 3rd Street to the Mall.

Blue Line: From Stadium-Armory Station, take the Blue Line 4 stops to Federal Center SW, get out and walk two blocks north on 3rd Street to the Mall.

The regular price for this Metro trip is $2.40 one-way, seniors $1.05 and SmarTrip Card holders $2.15

You can view a DC Metro map here.

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HOW DO I RETURN TO RFK STADIUM AFTER THE RALLY?

After the rally, you are responsible for getting back to RFK Stadium to board the return bus to New York City. You can take either the Orange Line or the Blue Line back to Stadium-Armory Station near RFK Stadium. You can get these lines at the following stations, depending on where you exit the National Mall after the rally:

  • Federal Center SW at 3rd and D Streets, SW
  • L'Enfant Plaza at Maryland Avenue and 7th Street, SW
  • Smithsonian at 12th Street on the Mall, SW
  • Federal Triangle along 12th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW

You must be back at RFK Stadium by 4:00pm to ensure a ride back to New York City.

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WHAT DO I NEED TO GET ON BOARD THE BUSES?

In order to board a bus, you will need to show the printout of your email confirmation along with a valid photo ID. Once you show these to a HuffPost Sanity Bus staff member, you will receive a wristband. You MUST have this wristband in order to get back on the bus for your return trip.

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CAN I TRAVEL WITH A GROUP?

Yes, but you must arrive together at Citi Field or wait for the entire group to arrive before boarding the bus. The staff members on site will do their best to accommodate your group.

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CAN I BRING SIGNS TO THE RALLY?

Yes. In fact, it's encouraged. Just make sure they can fit comfortably in the overhead compartment or the cargo area underneath the bus.

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WILL I BE ABLE TO LEAVE MY THINGS ON THE BUS DURING THE RALLY?

No, you will probably not be riding on the same bus going to the rally as you will on the way back, so you should not leave any personal belongings on the bus.

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WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE IN DC?

On October 30th the average high temperature is 63°F, the average low temperature is 45°F and the mean temperature is 54°F. Be prepared for cold weather. The rally will go on rain or shine.

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WHAT AM I ALLOWED/NOT ALLOWED TO BRING TO THE RALLY OR ON THE BUS?

For a list of items that you can and cannot bring to the rally, please visit the official Rally to Restore Sanity FAQ page here. Any items prohibited at the rally are also prohibited on the HuffPost Sanity Bus, including alcoholic beverages and any illegal drugs.

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HOW CAN I KEEP UP ON THE LATEST HUFFPOST SANITY BUS NEWS?

For the latest HuffPost Sanity Bus news and information, visit our HuffPost Sanity Bus Big News Page here. Follow @huffpostbus on Twitter here.

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WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us at sanitybus@huffingtonpost.com.

 

LEGAL WAIVER FOR HUFFPOST SANITY BUS RIDERS:

Please read over the legal liability waiver below.

 

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***Registration is now closed. See you on the 30th!