New downtown lunch shuttle up and running in Montgomery - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

New downtown lunch shuttle up and running in Montgomery

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

There's a new shuttle up and running in downtown Montgomery, specifically for the lunch crowd. It's called ‘U-Go Montgomery"—a six-seat gym cart operating between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

"It's pretty simple," said owner and driver David Sadler. "We are kind of reaching back in history and playing off the old Lightning Route."

The route he is referring to runs along what was the first city-wide system of streetcars in Montgomery.  It goes up and down Dexter Avenue and over to Commerce Street

"Now people don't have to go to their cars, drive to the restaurant, find a parking spot, pay a meter, and then rush back to the office. It takes a process that could take up to 30-35 minutes, down to an easy 5 minute ride," Sadler explained.

"It's an infrastructure that we desperately need. And it's something that is quick and simple," said Clay McInnis. 

McInnis, the President of the Downtown Business Association, says it's a win-win for everyone involved.

It allows downtown workers to quickly grab a bite to eat, and it will help downtown restaurants will get more lunchtime business.

"You're talking about a service that is going to bring speed, convenience, and a great experience to the workers downtown," added McInnis.

Because it's run by a private company, there is no cost associated for the city. There's no cost to the riders either, except for an optional tip for the driver. It will be supported by advertisements on the shuttle itself.

"We are going to run consistently up and down Dexter and Commerce so people can see us, and start to identify this gym cart with lunch," said Sadler.

He's hoping to take his new idea along for a ride to fill a gap in downtown transportation.

There will be dedicated stops for the shuttle on Dexter and Commerce. In between, you can just wave down the shuttle to hop on, or you can request a ride at 334-538-6383.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Oklahoma restaurant shooting victims recovering

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:03:40 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:29:23 GMT
    (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...(Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP). Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and ...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...More >>
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.More >>
  • The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-05-26 14:46:33 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:28:47 GMT
    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Empty school buses leave after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another stu...

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

    More >>

    The family of a student wounded during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition.

    More >>
  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Saturday, May 26 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-05-26 18:14:01 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:28:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

    More >>

    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly