Take Route 35 this summer?
October 1st ’17 was last day for this year.
We’re looking to help Virginia Beach & HRT expand it in ’18.
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Bayfront Shuttle Route 35 – Starting May 22, 2017, ride the VB Wave from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to First Landing State Park, the North End beaches, and all the wonderful Bayfront restaurants on Shore Drive. From May 22 through Labor Day, VB Wave shuttles will run every 45 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight every day. Then from September 8 through October 1, VB Wave shuttle service will run from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight, but only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
This new shuttle route is a test run and will only become permanent if the ridership can support it. The test route was supported by the Shore Drive Community Coalition, First Landing State Park, Bayfront Advisory Committee, Resort Advisory Committee and the City Council. It has the potential to reduce parking problems along Shore Drive as well as at the Oceanfront. Locals can attend summer events and tourists can visit Shore Drive establishments without having to take a car and find parking which we all know is at a premium during the summer season.
It is our understanding that a quota of 10 trips per hour average is what will be needed to make the shuttle a permanent service. With a 16 hour service, that converts to 160 trips per day. So if you like the idea of this route, please use it and tell all your friends to use it also.
In an effort to help make riding this route as easy and stress-free as possible, volunteers have gathered and created the following documents. The information on these documents may not be 100% correct, but what do you want for free labor :)
If you have any comments regarding these documents or the shuttle service, please send an email to Todd Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Route 35 – List of Stops in Table Format – This document lists all the stops on the route. Helpful details to know – Outbound = Artic/19th to Vista Circle to First Landing. Inbound = First Landing to Artic/19th Route 35 Stops and Times Rev.1
Route 35 – Map of Route – This map shows stops but doesn’t label all of them. Route 35 Bayfront Shuttle 2017 Map with Stops
Timetable for Shore Drive to Oceanfront Travel – This is the best image to use if you are traveling from Shore Drive to the Oceanfront. It will help you determine an estimated time to arrive at a stop to catch the bus to the oceanfront. You can also print the image below by Clicking Here
Fares to ride the new shuttle will cost the same as the current VB Wave route. $2.00 per normal trip. You can also purchase one day unlimited ride passes for $4.00, 3-Day passes for $8.00 and 7-Day passes for $20.00. Multi-ride passes can be purchased at 7-11 on Shore Drive & Red Tide or at Farm Fresh on Great Neck Road (go to the information counter to purchase). The clock on the multi-ride pass starts the day you first use it. So you can purchase them ahead of time or as gifts and they will not expire prior to use.
Additional information regarding HRT and how to ride can be found at www.gohrt.com