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VPCC, WATA Announce New Stop at Trades Center in Toano

The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority saw an eight percent decrease in total ridership last year but saw a 20 percent increase in paratransit riders. (WYDaily/File photo)
(WYDaily/File photo)

TOANO — Officials representing Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC) and
Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) announced a new bus route to better serve
students at the college’s Trades Center in Toano.

On Monday, May 6, WATA began providing service down Industrial Boulevard with a stop by VPCC’s new Trades Center. WATA adjusted Route 9 (Toano) to accommodate the new stop.

“We are thrilled to add this new stop to Route 9,” said Karen Davis, WATA’s Director of Operations.

Temporary signs are in place while WATA works with James City County on permanent signage.

VPCC President Towuanna Porter Brannon was appreciative of WATA’s efforts to accommodate the college’s students, “We cannot thank you enough for making access to high-demand training programs accessible for our current and future students.”

WATA said its staff will need time to update the schedule and routes on Google, Bing,, Transit app and other programs.

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