Bay Transit and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission’s NeckRide Commuter Program, along with Northumberland County and the Callao Hometown Community Association inaugurated a new bus shelter in front of Nino’s Pizza in Callao on Friday, September 13, 2019.
The shelter installation is part of public improvements funded by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development in the Callao Business District.
Joseph Self, District 1 (Callao) member of the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors; Lisa Deitz, President of the Callao Hometown Community Association and a member of the Callao Revitalization Management Team; and Ken Pollock, Director of Bay Transit, cut the ribbon and spoke to those who attended the ceremony.
“To get where we are,” Mr. Self said, “has been a tremendous amount of work. The County is very appreciative of the efforts that have come out of this community to revitalize Callao.”
“We are excited to have this new bus shelter in Callao,” said Lisa Deitz, President of the Callao Hometown Community Association. “We appreciate all the work that is happening in Callao to improve public transportation because they provide a valuable service to so many of our residents. The new bus shelter is the first of many community improvements taking place in Callao that are literally transforming our main street.”
Ken Pollock, the Director of Bay Transit, thanked the various participants who made the installation of the shelter possible. “We are thankful to the Northern Neck Planning District Commission,” he said, “the Callao Hometown Community Association, and Nino’s Pizza for their generous support.”
Since 1996, Bay Transit has been providing public transportation services throughout the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, and New Kent and Charles City Counties. Bay Transit provided over 140,000 rides last year. While four in ten Bay Transit riders are commuting to work, riders also depend on Bay Transit to access health care services, education, shopping and dining, recreation and more. At only $2.00 per ride, Bay Transit provides a safe, economical way for people to address their transportation needs.