New Bus Service Coming to New Town
Posted on November 1, 2022 6:35 AM by Ben Goodill, WATA Director of Planning
Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) is soliciting feedback on upcoming route changes in your area. As a result of a Transit Consolidation Study, the proposed changes include restructuring WATA’s existing Route 5 and Route 14 services resulting in a new route that will go through your area: Route 12. In 2020, we discontinued our trolley service due to COVID-19. Route 12 will serve as its replacement, becoming a full-service fixed route. Due to the restructuring of the routes, WATA would like to hear your feedback on a couple of proposed new stop locations, especially the two inbound route options on Casey Boulevard in the residential community.
On Route 12’s outbound trip beginning at the Williamsburg Transportation Center, WATA is proposing new stop locations in the following places: (as depicted in the maps below – Figure 1)
- Center St at Casey Blvd.
- Casey Blvd at Settlers Market (Actual intersection is unnamed street- Petco/Which Wich)
On Route 12’s inbound trip heading back towards the Williamsburg Transportation Center, WATA is proposing new stop locations in the following places: (as depicted in Figure 2 below)
- Casey Blvd at Settlers Market
- Casey Blvd at Center St.
- Casey Blvd at Foundation St.
These route changes will provide increased access to public transit by providing service more frequently to the New Town area. Each bus stop will be marked with signage only and buses will stop in the road.
These route changes are planned to go into effect as of November 14, 2022. (See Figure 3 for entire route through New Town.)
Your feedback is important to help WATA ensure that the new stop locations provide safe and effective service to your area. Please email all questions and comments to Ben Goodill, Director of Planning and Administration at Info@gowata.org
, no later than November 9th, 2022
Figure 1. Settlers Market Stops
Figure 2. Casey Blvd Inbound Options
Figure 3. Entire New Town Route