The service will be offered on Saturdays coinciding with large events at Francis Field as well as some traditional Easter-related events. Shuttles will operate from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 11 and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on April 1, 8 and 15. The March 11 shuttle will start two hours earlier to accommodate those attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Satellite parking will be available at the St. Johns County Health and Human Services building at 200 San Sebastian Way and at the San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Avenue. Shuttles will operate approximately every 20 minutes from the two lots to the Visitor Information Center at 10 S. Castillo Drive, adjacent to Francis Field.
The free transit service coincides with the Rhythm and Ribs event March 31 through April 2. Special events organizers will pay for the city to operate the shuttle in compliance with an ordinance passed by the City Commission last year, which requires that events held on Francis Field drawing more than 1,000 people at any one time must fund a parking and transit plan aimed at reducing traffic.