Archived News Release from 2008
For Immediate Release
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Redwood City’s New Shuttle Service; Community Invited to Enter Contest to Name the Shuttle!
Redwood City, CA - May 28, 2008 – Redwood City’s new, FREE on-demand shuttle service will be launched on June 3 rd, 2008, providing residents with door-to-door shuttle service to address mid-day transportation needs in the Fair Oaks Community and surrounding area. A special ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Rosanne Foust and Vice Mayor Diane Howard is scheduled for Friday, June 20 th, 2008 at 11:30 am in the parking lot at Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, and the entire community is invited to attend and help officially kick-off this new shuttle service!
Funded by the City of Redwood City, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, this is a pilot program to serve the transportation needs of low income residents. This community shuttle service will operate Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm in the eastern part of Redwood City with two stops outside the area – Veterans Memorial Senior Center and Woodside Plaza. The eastern part of Redwood City includes: Downtown Redwood City, Fair Oaks, Friendly Acres, Kaiser Hospital, Marsh Manor, Redwood Village and Stambaugh/Heller.
“Redwood City is pleased to be offering this shuttle service to serve residents with limited transportation access,” said Vice Mayor Diane Howard. “This new service will help provide them with the ability to get in and around the eastern part of Redwood City for doctor’s appointments, shopping, senior community activities, and other appointments and errands.”
To plan a trip on the shuttle, Redwood City residents just contact the shuttle driver directly the day before the planned trip to reserve a pick up and drop off within the service area. The telephone number to schedule a shuttle trip is 650-248-9643. The driver speaks English and Spanish.
Contest to Name the Shuttle! Everyone is invited to help name the new shuttle, and get entered in a drawing for prizes! Go to www.commute.org, email to nameRWCbus@commute.org, or stop by a voting box at City Hall of Redwood City, Fair Oaks Community Center, Veterans Memorial Senior Center, or on the shuttle bus – entries for the “Name the Shuttle Contest”must be received by September 1 st. The prize drawings and the new shuttle name will be selected in mid-September, 2008. Prizes include $25 Borders, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster gift cards, Redwood City Parks and Rec program gift certificates, and $5 Starbucks gift cards.
The shuttle will be managed by the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance. The shuttle information and route are available on the Alliance’s website at www.commute.org. Bilingual printed copies are also available by calling 650-588-1600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Public Communications Manager
Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance