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St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Free Shuttle Service Sees Big Usage Increase

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The Casa Monica Hotel and St. Augustine's Nights of Lights is pictured.

The free Nights of Lights park and ride shuttle in St. Augustine has seen a 50 percent ridership increase as compared to last year’s inaugural shuttle.

10,645 total passengers have taken the shuttle so far this year, according a count released Tuesday by the City of St. Augustine.

The city estimates the shuttle has reduced downtown vehicle traffic by more than 3,500 vehicles on the Nights of Lights busiest nights.

The shuttle runs Saturdays  in December from 1:00pm-11:00pm. Parking locations are at the St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View, and the San Marco Lot, 301 San Marco Ave. From both locations passengers are dropped at the Visitor Information Center, 10 S. Castillo Dr.

It’s supported by the City of St. Augustine with funding shared by the city and the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.