Gettysburg Outlet Shoppes want bus service
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#1 Jun 17, 2008
Why is the Outlet Center always being left "out in the cold" when it comes to mass transportation. This has been something they have been asking for since the opening, yet Mr. Monahan's Gateway project gets included immediately. Seems a little fishy to me, but there are many things in Gbg that seem that way these days. What a shame, because it's a great area.
Mass transportation in the entire region is a great thing with rising costs. It can benefit all ages, AND THE ENVIRONMENT. Think clearly and without prejudice on this one!
#2 Jun 17, 2008
This is a great idea. I just hope the borough and Adams Regional Transportation contact's the eco friendly bus manufacturer's about using Gettysburg as a test system for new vehicles (cheaper bus's). Atlantic City Jitney type vehicle's could be used as they are cheap to run and could be fitted with hybrid engines.
#3 Jun 17, 2008
Much agreed...anything to help our lives and the land!
#4 Jun 17, 2008
Because the outlets are disconnected from the town by a fair amount of farmland (like 5 minutes), while along route 30 there is continuous shops and other commercial development out to gateway gettysburg.
And Gateway Gettysburg has 2 fairly large hotels (relative to the area).
#5 Jun 17, 2008
I agree with Jen Jen that the outlets MUST be part of this plan. I understand, as Marodi said, that there is a break in businesses along 97 but that's still no excuse. From the new Visitor's Center, the outlet center is all of a two minute drive. Trust me, I make the trip that way every day. Inclusion of the outlets would provide a boost to both the locals (through easier access to jobs), and tourists(by providing transportation to/from for shopping).
I grew up in neighboring Lake Heritage, and could also see a benefit to including that development in the route. Thousands of teenagers each year work summer jobs at the outlets and the downtown restaurants/tourist attractions. If you could get the teens to hop aboard, imagine how much we could decrease traffic and fuel consumption while idoling downtown.
#6 Jun 17, 2008
Merge Rabbit Transit and Adams transit. call it york-adams transit authority.busses could meet rabbit busses in hanover as a transfer center people in hanover could ride to gettysburg,and visa versa.Its long overdue and makes sense.and yeah busses need to go to the outlets also.gas will not go down in price im afraid.also people could ride to gettysburg hospital for appts instead of having to go to york, i mean gettysburg hospital is part of wellspan. any thoughts?
#7 Jun 17, 2008
In this day and age of rising fuel costs, it's incomprehensible to me why there hasn't been a mass transit system put in place years ago. I think there should have been one started long ago - not only for the tourists, but also for the elderly, many of whom can no longer drive or shouldn't be driving but have no other means of transportation. Yes, I know there's the ACTA, but there needs to be more available for the growing needs of the community. There should also be one in place for precisely the reason given by Marodi - things are far apart and not always easy to get to. Providing another means of transportation would help with all of the above.
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