Trolley rides will be free throughout the 2019 season
(Warsaw, VA) – The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and Bay Aging have executed an agreement that will eliminate fares on the Colonial Beach trolley throughout the 2019 season. While fares have historically been 50 cents per ride, the Chamber’s sponsorship of the trolley will mean unlimited free rides on the trolley throughout the 2019 season. Trolley service will begin on Saturday, May 25th, and continue until Monday, September 2nd. The trolley will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM – 7 PM making stops at nineteen different shops, restaurants, hotels, parks and other attractions across town. The trolley’s operating schedule will be expanded for the Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day holidays.
Susan Mack, Executive Director of the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, said, “We are thrilled to be able to offer free rides on the Colonial Beach trolley this year. The trolley allows residents and visitors to safely get around town and enjoy the many amenities and events offered in this beautiful Northern Neck town.”
Ken Pollock, the Director of Bay Aging’s Bay Transit division, was equally excited with the Chamber’s support of the Colonial Beach trolley. “Bay Transit takes safety and customer service very seriously and eliminating fare collection will help the trolley to better adhere with its schedule,” Pollock said. “Riders already love the trolley and offering free rides makes the service even more attractive.”
Since 1996, Bay Transit has been providing public transportation services throughout the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and New Kent and Charles City Counties. Bay Transit provided 138,504 safe, reliable and affordable rides last year. While four in ten Bay Transit riders are commuting to work, riders also depend on Bay Transit to access health care services, education, shopping and dining, recreation and more.
About Bay Aging:
For over 40 years, Bay Aging has been caring for older adults and people with disabilities in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula with meals, home and personal care, public transportation, home repairs and living options. Our goal is to help people live independently in their own homes and communities surrounded by their own things and, wherever possible, their families and friends. Our top priority is to keep independence, home and community at the hub of life in the rural counties we serve.
Last year Bay Aging’s services affected over 26,000 lives! Every year, we:
People want to age safely in their homes and communities. To help them realize this goal, Bay Aging’s Housing Division owns and operates ten income-restricted senior apartment complexes throughout the region providing safe and affordable homes for 365 full-time residents. Additionally, residents benefit from receiving the social supports they need to ensure healthy, independent living.
Bay Aging’s health division provides in-home care and companionship services and transitional care services for recently discharged at-risk, chronically ill patients through our VAAACares® program. Adult day care provides a safe haven for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other disabilities so that they can thrive and live with their families longer. The award-winning Veterans Directed Care program provides essential support services for nursing home eligible veterans of all ages who want to continue living at home.