trolley between U.Va. and downtown launched
employees wanting to dash downtown to do errands or have lunch
need no longer worry about parking hassles.
can ride on the free trolley, a new bus funded by U.Va. and the
City of Charlottesville
that runs from 6:38 a.m. to 11:53 p.m. daily and services each
bus stop once every 15 minutes.
you work at the hospital and want to have lunch on the downtown
mall, you can get down there in eight minutes," said Rebecca
White, interim director at Parking
and Transportation. "It's a great way to go downtown."
The trolley runs continuously from 6:38 a.m. until 11:53 p.m.
Each bus stop is serviced ever 15 minutes.
latest version of the Hoo Bus, which was started in 1998 and ran
Thursday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, the trolley
averaged 900 riders a day its first two weeks of operation, which
started Sept. 25. "The
buses are beautiful," said White. "Inside, they're all
brass and wood and big windows."
trolley route includes a loop around the downtown mall on Market
and Water Streets, a trip up and down West Main Street, and a
loop around Grounds via Jefferson Park Avenue, Maury Avenue, Alderman
Road and McCormick Road (see map).
the trolley is free, riders cannot get transfers for Charlottesville
Transit Service (CTS) buses, which require a $.75 fare (riders
can buy a book of 10 fares for $6 or 40 fares for $21).
Transit Service buses, which carry 15,000 riders per day, are
free to any riders except unaccompanied children, but only those
with a U.Va. I.D. card can get transfers to the CTS system.