In a continued effort to alleviate traffic congestion in Road Town, a free park-and-ride shuttle service will be launched next week to offer rides between the Port Purcell and Prospect Reef roundabouts.
The move has the additional benefit of employing taxi drivers whose income has been affected by the border closure, Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer said in a statement on June 19 in the House of Assembly.
He added that the ministry is holding meetings with drivers throughout the territory this month.
The shuttle service’s soft opening is slated for Monday.
“Motorists will be able to park at no cost on the Festival Grounds, adjacent to the Social Development Department and Sugar Works Museum or the parking lot across from the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital,” Mr. Rymer said.
Besides those parking areas, passengers can also board any of the shuttles at designated stops along the service routes, the yellow and green lines.
Operation hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with shuttles departing every 15 minutes, he said.
In other traffic news, Mr. Rymer said the ministry plans to designate paid parking lots in the downtown area and provide an additional westbound lane from Administration Drive to Waterfront Drive.