Sunshine Shuttle & limousine launches Turtle Express

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Sunshine Turtle Express up and running.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:22 PM.

Thanks to some forward thinkers on Scenic 30A, transportation options are changing.

On May 24, 30A welcomed the Sunshine Turtle Express.

Free to the public, this pilot transportation program is privately funded by local business and community leaders dedicated to changing the car-centric culture of the area.

John Finch, Owner of Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine of Santa Rosa Beach, sees this as a jumping off point to expanding public transportation county line to county line, one Turtle Express at a time.

“We can no longer stick our heads in the sand, hoping the traffic conditions disappear. As the most recent TDC survey proved, this service is No. 4 on the list of what the public would like to see implemented throughout South Walton County,” Finch said. “The leaders we’ve worked with know that by investing in a system benefitting the entire community, not just their businesses, everyone will see positive change.”

Those leaders include:

  • Robert Davis & Pam Avera, Town of Seaside
  • Jay Odom, Crystal Beach Development
  • Johnny Earles, Grayton Bar & Grill
  • Chip Haring & George Hartley, V Seagrove Restaurant
  • Grant Blackwell & Billy Buzzett, Grayton Beach Neighborhood Association
  • Skip & Victoria Moore, 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Jane & Marie Solomon, 850 Properties
  • Joel Williams, The Bowery on 30a
  • Harriet Crommelin, Café Thirty-A
  • Richard Veldman, Rivard Realty


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