Island Hopper to offer extended hours during Shrimp Festival

Council on Aging
Submitted by Melanie Ferreira
Marketing & Communications
April 19, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Driver Dan and the Island Hopper.

Nassau Transit’s Island Hopper bus service will offer extended hours of operation during the 54th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival May 5 – 7. The Island Hopper runs a continuous loop around the northern half of Amelia Island every Thursday through Monday with eight designated stops: Fernandina Beach City Hall, Central Park, Atlantic Avenue Rec Center, Main Beach, Seaside Park, Amelia Plaza Walmart, Barnabas Center, Martin Luther King Center, and back to City Hall.

During the Shrimp Festival the bus will continue its usual route, but will provide service from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6thand from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday May 7th. Locals and festival goers can also “hop on and hop off” anywhere along the Island Hopper route by simply waving the bus down. The fare is $1.

Nassau Transit will also partner with the Shrimp Festival to offer accessible transportation for handicapped festival goers and their families from three Park and Ride location sat Fernandina Beach High School, Southside Elementary and Central Park.Handicapped riders, their families and the public can ride one of two 14-passenger buses free of charge during the three-day festival, but normal Shrimp Festival parking fees will apply.

For more information about Nassau Transit, powered by Nassau County Council on Aging, and the Island Hopper, call 904.261.0700 or visit www.nassautransit.org/island-hopper

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