Shuttle Service Stalling Out

By Sondra Murphy

Lack of merchant participation in the Ojai Valley shuttle service is likely to put the brakes on the program before its first anniversary. Dutch Van Hemert began the downtown shuttle service last winter with The Village Jester owner Nigel Chisholm after observing that there was no night transportation services for people patronizing local bars or restaurants that serve alcohol. As an airport shuttle driver, Van Hemert had the vehicle and license to provide a weekend shuttle for nightlife patrons and Chisholm contacted other merchants to garner support.

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