Hampton Roads Transit

Ceremony marks new bus service for York free clinic, Naval Weapons Station

Ceremony marks new bus service for York free clinic, Naval Weapons Station

YORK — The Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown celebrated the launch of a new bus route Friday that includes a stop at the clinic.

Hampton Roads Transit and the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority worked together to establish the route. WATA's Route 11 officially opened July 5, but the ceremony marked the years-long effort to create the route.

Before Route 11, the closest bus stop to the clinic was Lee Hall via the HRT 108 and 116 bus routes. Clinic patients without cars would take the bus to Lee Hall, then walk down Old Williamsburg Road, a two-lane road often used by Gloucester residents as a shortcut from Route 17. Now, six days a week, patients can transfer from HRT buses to...

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