Heading to the beach? Hop on the shuttle

Jun 4, 2019

Getting around Onset Village will be easier this summer as visitors will be able to catch the bus instead of hunting for street parking.

GATRA has announced that it will be running a handicap-accessible shuttle beginning in mid-June, which will cost $1 and stop for anyone who waves.

The planned four mile route, which will take about 20 minutes to complete, was planned to allow people to better utilize the parking lots at Lopes Field, Hynes Field, and the town-owned parking at the Bay Pointe Country Club.

The route begins near the Bay Pointe Golf Club, travels down Bay Pointe Drive and turns onto Onset Avenue, which it will follow before turning near Hynes Field for a loop on West Boulevard  and South Boulevard, which will connect back to Onset Avenue in the village. Additional stops may be added.

The shuttle will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

“We want people to be able to come and stay and hang out for the day and not worry about where they’re going to park,” said Kat Jones of GATRA and the Onset Bay Association. “I think it’s going to be a really great thing for the village.”

For updates on the shuttle, go to www.facebook.com/onsetbeachshuttle.