Bay Transit, a division of Bay Aging, has inaugurated its first bus shelter in the Northern Neck, at the Regional Shelter in the Town of Warsaw, in Richmond County. Public officials joined Kathy Vesley-Massey, President and CEO of Bay Aging, to cut the ceremonial ribbon at 457 Main Street on April 15, 2019.
The Northern Neck Planning District Commission, which is located at the Regional Center, proposed the site to Bay Transit. It also provided an existing concrete pad for the installation. The shelter ties in with the Commission’s Northern Neck Commuter Services (NeckRide.org) program—a regional Transportation Demand Management initiative partly funded by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT).
The shelter arrived at the site in March, in a large box and ready to be assembled. It features a built-in bench and solar-powered lights that turn on automatically at night.
“In addition to giving shelter to our riders,” said Michael Norvell, Bay Transit’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, “the structures will provide additional visibility to our services.”
“We are now working with the Town of Montross and the Village of Callao to install a shelter in each location,” he added.
As funding becomes available, Bay Transit plans to install additional shelters throughout the Northern Neck region, beginning with the destinations most used by its riders.