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DECEMBER 9, 2016

Free Park & Ride Shuttle expands

New routes and parking areas added to serve Anastasia Island, West King and areas south of the city

The city's free Park & Ride Shuttle is expanding its service with new routes: one from Anastasia Island and one from West King St. These new routes are in addition to the parking lots and routes on the northern side of downtown and will better serve those coming into the city from neighborhoods south of downtown and from Anastasia Island. All shuttle routes offer pick-ups approximately every 20 minutes and free parking.

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New routes run 4:00pm-11:00pm

Starting this Saturday, December 10, and continuing every Saturday in December from 4:00pm-11:00pm, the program will offer two additional routes.

The first will serve Anastasia Island originating from R.B. Hunt Elementary School, 125 Magnolia Dr. and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Blvd. Passengers on the island shuttle will be dropped off at the east end of the Bridge of Lions.

The other new route will originate from the lot just west of Ponce de Leon Blvd., at the corner of W. King St. and Hartshorn St. (just west of Broudy's Fine Wines and Spirits) taking passengers to a drop-off at the Lightner Building.

Original routes continue, 1:00pm-11:00pm

The northern route will continue operations from 1:00pm until 11:00pm each Saturday from parking lots at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 Sebastian View Way, the St. Johns County Health Department, 200 Sebastian View Way, and the North San Marco lot, 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles from these areas will drop passengers at the Visitor Information Center.

The Park & Ride Shuttle continues to be well accepted with an estimated 1,360 vehicles kept out of the downtown during the operation's first three weekends. The free service is being welcomed by those who have taken advantage of it, now over 4,000 riders, including those who come into the downtown for afternoon shopping, early evening dining, or after-dark strolls while enjoying the Nights of Lights.

For more information, including maps of parking locations and a short informational video, click here, or visit, and click on the FREE Park & Ride Shuttle icon at the top of the page.

For questions regarding the Park & Ride Shuttle, call 904.209.4211 or email