New Free Bus Service Set to Launch with First Ride in Downtown St. Augustine

A new free bus service called the STAR Circulator is set to launch in downtown St. Augustine on Tuesday, July 11. The bus will provide a circular route around downtown, starting at the Visitor Information Center (VIC) near the clocktower on S. Castillo Drive. It will then travel to Avenida Menendez, making its first stop in front of 14 Avenida Menendez, followed by a second stop on Cathedral Place between St. George and Cordova Streets. The bus will continue north on Cordova Street until it returns to the VIC. The goal of the new service is to improve connectivity, reduce traffic congestion, and provide convenient transportation for downtown workers, residents, and visitors. The travel time for the route is expected to be around 15 minutes, covering just over a mile. The bus will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., although special days and holidays may affect the regular hours. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the VIC, and an official “first ride” with city officials and invited guests will follow. The STAR Circulator was made possible through funding from the Florida Department of Transportation and will be operated by Historic Tours of America’s Old Town Trolley. For more information and updates on the bus service’s operation schedule, individuals can visit the website or call 904-795-STAR (7827).

Reference: Action News Jax