Posted On: June 18, 2018
Beginning June 25, Votran will institute a new fixed-route bus. Route 44 will serve the main corridor of New Smyrna Beach, running east-west on State Road 44. Departing downtown New Smyrna Beach from the Julia and Sams connection point, the Route 44 bus will travel west via Canal to Walmart /Shoppes at Coronado. The bus will then travel east to the Indian River Plaza on the beachside, before returning to the Julia and Sams connection point.
As with all new service launches, schedule times remain flexible. Riders are encouraged to visit Votran.org/ridertools for real-time bus tracking. Customer service staff is available to assist passengers with route information and assistance to complete their trips.
Until permanent stops are built, a “flag down” system along the route will be in place for passengers to ride the bus. Construction of permanent stops is in progress, and the estimated completion is July 27. To flag down the bus, passengers along the route should raise their hand to signal the driver.
Votran riders are encouraged to plan trips in advance. Riders may learn more by visiting votran.org. The website provides up-to-date alerts and real-time bus tracking. It also offers downloadable information for the myStop mobile app for real-time bus information anywhere.
Additional details regarding Route 44