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Posted: February 22, 2018 3:49 p.m.
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Pilot program offers Safe Ride shuttle

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will begin sponsoring the Safe-Ride Soldier Shuttle Service on pay-day weekends March 2. 

The shuttle will transport Soldiers from Fort Stewart to Savannah  and back.

"The purpose of the pilot program is to offer a safe, affordable transportation service to Soldiers on pay-day weekends," said DFMWR recreation specialist Susan Chipple.

The starting point for the pay-day Friday and Saturday shuttles is the DFMWR administrative building 443, located at the corner of Gulick and Lindquist. 

The first pickup for transportation is 8:15 p.m. each day.  Stops include Stop A at building 215 at 8:15 p.m.; Stop B at building 3011 at 8:30 p.m.; Stop C at building 719 at 8:45 p.m.; Stop D at  building 613 at 8:55 p.m.; and Stop E at  building 8482 at 11:10 p.m. 

The van will depart five minutes after each posted time.

The first drop-off is City Market at Franklin Square, across from Vinnie Van Go Go's, at 10 p.m. The second drop-off location is the corner of Bay Street and Williamson Street in front of Fine Home Furnishings and antiques at 10:30 p.m. (Next to the steps down to River Street).

After the second drop off, the Safe Ride shuttle travels to Hunter Army Airfield at 10:35 p.m. to await it's return trip; which leaves the installation at 2:15 a.m. The first pick-up for the return trip to Stewart is in front of Fine Home Furnishings and Antiques at 2:30 a.m. on Bay Street and Williamson; then City Market across from Vinnie Van Go Go’s at 2:50 a.m.

The first drop-offs of the return trip to Fort Stewart are scheduled for Stop E at 3:30 a.m.; Stop D at 3:45 a.m.; Stop C at 4 a.m.; Stop B at 4:15 a.m. and Stop A at 4:30 a.m. The van will then return to building 443 by 4:45 a.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the Leisure Travel Office, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Tickets are available to active duty Soldiers at $10 per person for a round trip. Riders are expected to purchase tickets in advance and provide exact change for all on-the-spot transactions.  Riders must show ID card and sign the roster to ride in the van.

For more information about the service visit the DFMWR website at 

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