Community and business officials gathered to celebrate the official launch of the Downtown Danville Shoppers’ Shuttle on Monday, May 9. The shuttle program will provide free transportation throughout the Danville area to community members and visitors.
The shuttle runs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Riders will be picked up and dropped off at various locations throughout Danville including local shops, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities.
“This started as a labor of love and grew into a strategic partnership to provide free, convenient transportation for our community and visitors. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support our local businesses and the needs of our community,” said Rebecca Dressler, executive director of the Danville Business Alliance (DBA).
The Shoppers’ Shuttle is a collaboration between the Danville Borough, the DBA, FishingCreek Transportation and Geisinger.
“This program will be a huge benefit to our community, and we look forward to serving them. Whether you want to shop downtown, get groceries or need to go to a medical appointment, we’re here to help get you there,” said Fred Bennett, president of FishingCreek Transportation.
The pilot will go on throughout 2022 to gauge interest in the program and its benefit to county residents, visitors and businesses.
“Geisinger has been part of the Danville community for more than 100 years,” said Megan Brosious, chief administrative officer for Geisinger’s Central Region. “The Shoppers’ Shuttle will have a great impact on our local businesses and help easily connect the community with our services. We’re excited to partner with these great local organizations to provide this service.”
The shuttle will run a fixed route throughout the Danville area on weekdays. Stops include downtown Mill Street, Canal Park, Weis Markets, Giant supermarket, Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine. Community members also can call 570-293-1966 to arrange a potential pick-up location that isn’t near the shuttle’s normal route.