Free Summer Shuttle Kick-off Planned

Free Summer Shuttle Kick-off Planned

NEWS ADVISORY
Contact:  Janine Zúñiga; (619) 522-7340


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.
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Posted on 05/13/2019
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