For Immediate Release
Date: June 17, 2015
The City of Savannah, in partnership with the Savannah Area Mobility Management Inc. (SAMMI), is pleased to announce that construction is underway on the City Hall Ferry Shelter Landing. This project is part of the 2006 Visitor Mobility Plan, approved by Savannah City Council to deliver projects and programs and improve mobility options for visitors and residents in the National Landmark Historic and Convention districts.
The Ferry Shelter Landing is located between River Street and Rousakis Plaza at the foot of City Hall. It will serve as an intermodal stop for the Savannah Belles Ferry, as well as the River Street Trolley and Convention Shuttle Bus. The shelter will also provide a central location on River Street to find real-time information on transit schedules and projected arrival times. The facility will be ADA accessible.
“Savannah Area Mobility Management and our partners are so pleased to see this project underway. The City Hall Ferry Landing Shelter is a welcome amenity and will be a wonderful benefit for our ferry passengers. Last year our ferry riders made over 760,000 trips across the river,” said Jody M. McIntyre, Chair of SAMMI.
“The design complements the site and its immediate context, including the African American Monument and Visitor Center as well as its connection to the Savannah River and overall Historic District,” said Bridget Lidy, Director of Tourism Management and Ambassadorship. The design was approved by the Historic District Review Board in July 2014.
Funding for this project is supported by a City-authorized Per Occupied Room Fee charged to visitors staying in the 29 hotels that have more than 31 rooms and located in the designated downtown Convention District. Members of the City of Savannah, Visit Savannah, Chatham Area Transit Authority, Trade Center Authority and Convention district hotel serve on SAMMI’s Board of Directors.
For more information on SAMMI, please visit www.connectonthedot.com and for more information about this project, please contact Bridget Lidy at 912-525-3097.