Summer Shuttle

Free Summer Shuttle

Summer Shuttle Update

Due to the pandemic, the City has suspended the Free Summer Shuttle program for the 2020 season. The City Council agreed at its May 5 meeting to cancel the service, which typically runs from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend, due the cancellation of many of the City's popular summer events such as the Fourth of July Parade and the closures of various businesses due to public health concerns.

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Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle Kicks Off May 24
Kick-off Event Planned at Coronado Rotary Plaza

CORONADO, CA (May 8, 2019) – City leaders, supporters and sponsors of Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle will gather on Friday, May 24, to officially kick off service of the annual program that helps keep residents and visitors out of their cars during Coronado’s busiest season.

The event, held on the first day of service, will begin at 10 a.m. at Coronado Rotary Plaza. Four brightly wrapped buses will be in service. After the kick-off ceremony, the community is invited to take a ride. Light refreshments will be served. Discover Coronado has once again graciously agreed to pay to wrap the four buses. 

WHO: City leaders, supporters, sponsors
WHAT: Free Summer Shuttle Kick-off Event
WHEN: 10 a.m.
WHERE: Coronado Rotary Plaza 
(Orange and Isabella avenues)

The Free Summer Shuttle program, offering courtesy rides along Coronado’s commercial corridor, is in its seventh season and will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends. The City contracts with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System to operate the Free Summer Shuttle for Village bus service at 15-minute intervals along the existing MTS 904 route. 

The service offers free rides to passengers from Coronado’s civic center to the Hotel del Coronado, the beach, the Library and Spreckels Park, through the downtown and bayfront shopping and dining area to the Coronado Ferry Landing and Marriott Coronado Island Resort and back. Buses will run from 8:58 a.m. to 9:43 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and one hour later Friday and Saturday.

The City also will contract with MTS to provide special free bus service on the Fourth of July for Cays residents. Cays service on July 4 will operate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. in 30-minute intervals from the bus stop across from the Cays Fire Station to the turnaround at the Community Center. As parking is at a premium on the Fourth of July, this will provide a convenient alternative to driving for Cays residents.

For Village residents, the Free Summer Shuttle operating hours will be expanded on the Fourth of July by one hour on each end of the schedule, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., to accommodate the large crowds and traffic congestion related to the parade and fireworks show.

Contact:  Janine Zúñiga; (619) 522-7340

Place Your Ad in Coronado’s Popular Summer Shuttle Bus

CORONADO, CA (April 22, 2019) – Coronado is offering interior advertising space on the City’s popular Free Summer Shuttles to local businesses and groups. Four shuttles will operate between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

The ads are highly visible and are seen by an estimated 1,000 riders per day. They are an effective way to reach visitors as well as locals. The shuttle buses will run for three months, from May 27 to September 2.

Ads may promote Coronado tourism and the community, and can include services, products and events that appeal to residents and visitors, such as special events, local history and culture, local art and artists, and offerings from local businesses and retail stores where visitors can shop or buy. Ads are displayed for a minimum of one month. They must comply with the stated goals of the Coronado Summer Shuttle program and Metropolitan Transit System ad regulations. 

Cost is $125 per month per ad per bus for for-profit organizations and businesses, and $75 for nonprofit groups. Here are the ad specifications and deadlines, and theorder form. Advertisers must provide all artwork for ads. 

The City offers the free shuttle service to reduce vehicle trips along the Orange Avenue corridor during the peak summer season. The Free Summer Shuttle program is sponsored by the City and Discover Coronado. For more information or to place an ad, call (619) 522-7340. 

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