Main Street shuttle app now available
LAKE PLACID — The village of Lake Placid last week launched a web app for riders of its new Main Street shuttle.
The app, which uses mapping software the village already had a subscription for, shows riders where the shuttle between Station Street and Main Street is currently located to give people an idea of how long a wait it’ll be until they can catch a ride. The app also has a survey function, so riders can provide feedback after taking the shuttle, according to village Technical Coordinator Patrick Wells.
Anyone can access the app by visiting tinyurl.com/mainstreetshuttletracker. There are also flyers with a QR code posted at the old train station on Station Street, at both Stewart’s locations in Lake Placid, at the Adirondack Corner Store and at the Price Chopper bus stop. Anyone with a cellphone can scan the QR code to gain access to the web app.
This app is something of a pilot program for the Essex County Transportation Department, which operates the new shuttle. If it works and people use it, the service might be expanded to the Placid Xprss shuttle, according to Wells.
“There are definitely some bugs and it’s a work in progress,” Wells said.
Those bugs are expected to be worked out soon, he added.
The village’s Main Street shuttle brings riders from a parking lot behind the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s History Museum on Station Street to Main Street and back. The shuttle is free, can accommodate up to 18 passengers at a time and will operate seven days a week. Service is expected to stop just after Labor Day.
Those interested in riding the Station Street-Main Street shuttle can expect it to circle around in 15- to 20-minute intervals, with set stops at the history museum, the Olympic Center complex, the municipal parking lot across from NBT Bank, and the north end of Main Street near One Main Park and Players sports bar.
Riders can catch the shuttle between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Placid Xprss is operating this summer as usual, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.