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Shuttle arrives in Langley

Mayor Fred McCarthy and City Councilman Jim Sundberg look on as Langley Main Street Association President Janet Ploof and Suzan Torguson of NW Green Cars shake on the shuttle deal.  - Photo courtesy of Jim Lundahl
Mayor Fred McCarthy and City Councilman Jim Sundberg look on as Langley Main Street Association President Janet Ploof and Suzan Torguson of NW Green Cars shake on the shuttle deal.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Jim Lundahl

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Langley’s very own shuttle arrived Saturday in the village by the sea.

Mayor Fred McCarthy and Councilman Jim Sundberg were on hand to welcome the shuttle along with Langley Main Street Association President Janet Ploof and board member Fred Lundahl. Suzan Torguson of NW Green Cars delivered the cart.

“This is the result of the collaboration of many great groups and people in the community and we’re excited to start shuttling people through Langley,” Ploof said.

The six-passenger golf cart will help transport locals and visitors who want a lift from the marina to downtown Langley.

It will also help connect event sites such as Whidbey Island Center for the Arts or the fairgrounds with the downtown core. It will operate on weekends and during special events such as Choochokum, the whale parade in April, Djangofest and the fair in August.

The shuttle was purchased by the Langley Main Street Association for about $9,000.

A grant for $5,000 was provided by the City of Langley via its tourism board. A grant request to the Port of South Whidbey was pending and would cover about half of the cart’s cost.

Langley Main Street Association volunteers will drive the shuttle. Anyone interested in being part of the shuttle crew may email mainstreet@whidbey.com or call 360-929-9333.

Langley Main Street Association is a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of Langley’s historical downtown, supporting local business and making Langley a destination to live and visit. For more information, visit www.langleymainstreet.org

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