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Gov't rolling out 'Park and Ride' initiative in RT to ease traffic congestion during Xmas

Gov't rolling out 'Park and Ride' initiative in RT to ease traffic congestion during Xmas

The Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities will be launching a pilot initiative entitled the ‘Holiday Season Park and Ride’ in Road Town on Monday, December 16
A media release from the Ministry of Transportation said the initiative is aimed at addressing the traffic congestion experienced within the capital during the Christmas season.

Transportation Minister Kye Rymer explained that persons using the $1 service will have to park their vehicle at the Festival Grounds in Road Town, where they will be escorted in electric carts to multiple points in the capital.

“Persons will be able to hop on and ride into the city of Road Town, and be dropped off to do their shopping, banking, dining, or even visit their favourite place in the city for just one dollar. The Park and Ride schedule will be posted in the media and around town.”

Meanwhile, Premier Andrew Fahie is also encouraging persons to use the shuttle service, as it not only reduces congestion but also creates a more pedestrian-friendly environment for commuters.

The route by which the shuttle service will travel in and out of Road Town will start at the Festival Grounds, pass along DeCastro Street and onto Norman Fowler Drive, Administration Drive, and through to the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park.

“The return is along the Ralph T. O’Neal Administration Complex to Road Town onto Waterfront Drive, right onto Customs Street; right onto Main Street to Flemming Street; left onto Fishlock Road; right onto Pickering Road; Station Avenue and back to the Festival Grounds,” the release said.

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