The Shoppers shuttle arrives in downtown Danville

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DANVILLE, Pennsylvania – Visitors and residents of Danville will soon have access to free and convenient transportation through a new pilot program. The Downtown Danville Shoppers Shuttle is a collaboration between Danville Borough, the Danville Business Alliance (DBA), FishingCreek Transportation and Geisinger.

The shuttle will travel through Danville with stops at local businesses, grocery stores and health facilities. The service is expected to start accepting passengers in May.

“The Shoppers Shuttle makes it easy for visitors and residents to connect to our downtown and shop at various locations. We are excited to collaborate with these community partners and know it will be a huge benefit to our businesses in the region,” said Rebecca Dressler, Executive Director of the Danville Business Alliance.
The shuttle is owned and operated by FishingCreek Transportation and will operate five days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Runners will be picked up and dropped off at various locations including downtown Mill Street, grocery stores, Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine. Community members can also call 570-293-1966 to arrange a potential pickup location that is not near the normal shuttle route.

“Danville is a welcoming community and Shoppers Direct considers it a privilege to operate the shuttle here,” said Fred Bennett, president of FishingCreek Transportation.

The pilot project will continue throughout 2022 to gauge interest in the program and its benefits to county residents, visitors and businesses.

“This is a win-win situation for our community, our patients, our visitors and our businesses,” said Megan Brosious, Geisinger’s Central Region Administrative Manager. “This service will help connect our community to important health services and appointments, while giving them easier access to things, like fresh food and medicine, that positively impact their lives. health.”

The pilot program plans to launch on May 9 and begin accepting passengers on May 10.

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