Williamsburg Area Transit Authority monitors Isaias to determine Tuesday bus services

Posted at 7:35 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 07:39:23-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority is monitoring the impact of Tropical Storm Isaias to see how it will impact service.

Bus service has already been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Service could also be impacted if roads get flooded or strewn with storm debris.

Josh Moore, the deputy executive director for WATA, said buses and company vehicles will be stored in WATA’s parking lot at the main facility. He said they are prepared.

“We always expect to have one or two storms throughout the years, so a lot of planning has previously happened,” Moore said. “A lot of it is trying to make sure that our customers know what we’re doing and that we are getting the information out.”

WATA informed News 3 that bus service will start at 8 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. Information for WATA service can be found on its website andFacebook pages.

Moore added the transit authority's Surry bus service could be suspended if the Jamestown-Scotland ferry service is suspended. The bus route relies on the ferry to get across the James River.