Press Release

Ministry of Transportation Works and Utilities
Release Date:
Monday, 22 June 2020 - 9:25pm

Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer has announced that the historic park and ride shuttle service in the city of Road Town will start on June 30.

Honourable Rymer in a statement at the Ninth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly said motorists will be able to park at no additional cost on the Festival Grounds or at the parking lot across from the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

Honourable Rymer said, “Free shuttle service will be provided to motorists parked at both locations.  Pedestrians traversing the Roundabout to Roundabout route may utilise the free shuttle service.”

 The shuttle service will be offered from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from the two locations that will canvas pickups from the roundabout at Slaney Hill Road to the roundabout at Port Purcell.  Health and safety measures will be maintained including wearing of masks by patrons. The park and ride shuttle service is a part of efforts by the Government of the Virgin Islands to create a Pedestrian Friendly Road Town.

Other upcoming phases include:

  • Installation of an additional lane going westbound coming out of Administration Drive onto Waterfront drive to support vehicle capacity, enabling traffic flow towards the western part of Tortola; and
  • Paid Parking lots within the Road Town area.

Motorists and other road users are asked to be cautious when using the roads. Adhere to all the traffic lights within the Territory at Administration and Waterfront DR, Station AVE, and at Pasea Estate.  Utilise the signs. Adhere to the lights. Buckle up and be careful.

Remember:  “Safe Driving Saves Lives”.

Author

Giovanni Herbert

Information Officer
Telephone:  468-3058
Email: gherbert@gov.vg