TDC sets Sept. 15 workshop for feedback on Grayton Beach Shuttle

THE GRAYTON BEACH shuttle. (Photo courtesy of Walton County Tourist Development Council)

By DOTTY NIST

Community members will be able to give their opinions and suggestions on the Grayton Beach Shuttle transit service at a Sept. 15 workshop.

The shuttle, a pilot transit program running between the county-owned parking lot on CR-283 and the beach area in the Grayton Beach community, started on July 15 and continued through Labor Day. Open-air golf carts were used to transport riders. The service was free of charge to riders, with cost of providing the program funded by the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC).

The program was accompanied by closing off of parking on Hotz Avenue to provide loading/unloading space for the vehicles.

After the shuttle service went into operation, a summer route was added to Walton County’s GoWal bus transit program operating between the Walton County Courthouse and the South Walton Annex. The summer route linked GoWal with the Grayton Shuttle.

David Demarest, TDC communications director, said of the workshop, “It is an open forum to collect feedback and opinions, share ideas about what worked and what could be improved, including discussion on if the program should be revisited next year.”

The workshop is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. The meeting location is the Walton County Boardroom at Freeport Business Park. 

The meeting will also be accessible to the public via ZOOM. Information on joining the webinar follows: Link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83552544284

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