Shuttle service trial set to begin on Tybee Island

Shuttle service returning to Tybee Island for trial run

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - Tybee Island city leaders voted yes to bring their shuttle service back to the island.

The Coastal Regional Commission funded the trial service.

The shuttle will run to and from the island twice a day, six days a week.

The test for the shuttles is to see whether or not they will be successful within the first six months they are running from Savannah to Tybee.

Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman says the shuttles were actually successful when they previously had them - the funding just dried up. He says the shuttles will go on past six months if they can remain financially sustainable with them raising the fee to ride from $6 to $10. Buelterman also says this will reduce traffic and give residents Savannah residents a chance to go to Tybee, and vice versa.

“We’ve actually been working with the Coastal Regional Commission to see if there isn’t a way to add a ride from Savannah back to Tybee in the evenings. Right now, that’s not an option. The last trip from Savannah back to Tybee is at 1:30, and I’d like them to add an evening run,” Mayor Buelterman said.

The service will start March 4 and will run throughout the summer.

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