SUFFOLK, VA (August 27, 2019) Suffolk Transit teamed up this summer with high school actors from Nansemond River High School to create public service announcements (PSA’s). The PSA’s will be posted on City social media to reach a younger crowd to let them know that an ‘All Day Bus Pass’ is only $2. Suffolk Transit Manager Maria Ptakowski says, “We want our teenagers to know they can get around Suffolk all day for $2. Suffolk has a lot to offer and we can safely take them there. So get out and try something new. We also have a great live bus tracking app – ETA SPOT – which you can download and tells you exactly where the bus is located and when it will arrive at your bus stop.”
A total of five PSA’s were made with the help of 11 student actors and staff with the Suffolk Media & Community Relations Department. The actors spent the day riding the bus and filming in various locations accessible by the bus service. Locations ranged from Regal Harbour View Grande in North Suffolk, to Lake Meade Park in Downtown Suffolk. Joleen Neighbors, Drama teacher at Nansemond River High School, says, “The PSA’s turned out great! The students really enjoyed the opportunity to help and get some experience.”
You can watch the PSA’s as they are released on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/suffolkva) and other City operated Facebook pages. In addition, they will be playing on the Suffolk Municipal Channel, Spectrum Channel 190.
A $2 ‘All Day Pass’ is for 6 to 18 year old riders and can be purchased using cash on the bus. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. For more information about fares, routes and hours, visit www.Suffolktransit.org.