New shuttle service coming to Tybee Island

New shuttle service coming to Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - Tybee Island city leaders are bringing a new shuttle service to the island.

The vote to allow the Coastal Regional Commission to fund the trial program took place on Thursday night.

The service will last for six months. The shuttle would run to and from the island twice a day, six days a week,

Tybee’s mayor says the service will be good for both Savannah and Tybee.

“It will be great to bring more people out to Tybee,” said Mayor Jason Buelterman. “It will also give Tybee people a chance to go out to Savannah, so it will work both ways. It will be beneficial for everybody.”

The mayor says the shuttle should be running sometime in March. Right now, the service would cost $10 per person for a one-way trip.

The bus, which would hold around 15 passengers, would pick people up at the Information Center in downtown Savannah at 8 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m. Another shuttle would pick passengers up at the same location at 1:30 p.m. with a return trip around 6:30 or 7 p.m.

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