The USGA released its transportation plan and spectator guide, including its plan to use two park-and-ride centers for the June 18-21 tournament.

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Yes to silenced cellphones. No to cameras, signs, weapons, fireworks, noisemakers, bulky backpacks and autograph-hunting.

The USGA’s spectator guide for the June 18-21 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay was released Tuesday, and fans will be allowed to carry mobile phones for the first time at a U.S. Open.

Mobile devices are to be less than seven inches long and must be kept silent, with calls made only at designated locations on the course. Texting and e-mailing will be allowed from anywhere on the course as long as play is not disrupted.

No photography will be permitted during the Thursday-Sunday tournament, but cameras and still photographs will be allowed during the Monday-Wednesday practice rounds.

The phone policy, more in keeping with the rules at PGA Tour events and other USGA tournaments, replaces a mobile-phone ban at previous U.S. Opens.

Also released Tuesday was a transportation plan detailing how a fleet of 290 shuttle buses beginning their daily runs at 5:30 a.m. will carry many of the expected 250,000 spectators for the week from two park-and-ride centers to the course in University Place south of Tacoma.

The park-and-ride centers, which together will offer more than 21,000 parking spots, have been arranged to help prevent a traffic nightmare near the course, which is not on a main arterial and will not have spectator parking during the event.

Spectators coming from the north and east (including the Seattle area) will follow signs directing them to a lot at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, about 30 minutes from the course.

Spectators coming from the west and south will be directed to Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, about 25 minutes from the course.

The parking and shuttle rides will be free.

In addition, a drop-off zone, without parking, will be offered at Sunset Primary School, about a 10-minute walk to the closest gate at the course. Only vehicles with 12 passengers or fewer will be permitted to utilize the drop-off zone.

Traffic will be restricted on some roads near the course, with details to be released later.

Hank Thompson, the USGA’s director of U.S. Open administration, said the transportation plan “is the result of countless hours and an 18-month collaboration with community officials. … We are confident, after hosting many championships in small communities, that this plan will minimize delays for local residents while ensuring safe and orderly parking and shuttle services for all attendees.”

The 18-page spectator guide says fans at the tournament will be encouraged to remain at seats in the grandstands, which will accommodate 18,000, rather than follow a favorite group from hole to hole. That provision is driven by limited viewing room alongside the holes.

Spectators may bring their own seats. Compact armless chairs without carrying cases will be allowed, but full-sized lawn chairs and large chairs with arms will not.

The hilly grounds at Chambers Bay have uneven surfaces, and proper footwear is recommended. Metal-spiked golf shoes will not be allowed.

Specific size restrictions on purses and packs, and directions to the park-and-ride sites, are detailed in the online guide.

This is the first U.S. Open held in the Northwest in the event’s 115-year existence.