History

Establishment and Renaming


Established in 1977.

Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) is the successor of James City County Transit (JCCT) and Williamsburg Area Transport (WAT). JCCT began in 1977 as a James City County and Virginia Social Services transportation system which used flexible routes to serve those most in need of transportation. The service grew into a public transportation system serving multiple jurisdictions and the organization was renamed Williamsburg Area Transport to better describe the regional focus of the system.

Regional Transit Authority Formation


In 2006, the Virginia General Assembly granted the region's local governments, the College of William and Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation permission to form a Regional Transit Authority which included James City County (JCC), York County (YC), and the City of Williamsburg, and WAT's name was changed to Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA).

WATA Today


Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) provides a transportation system to citizens and visitors of James City County, the City of Williamsburg, and the Bruton District of York County. WATA operates 8 fixed-routes and 3 specialty routes, including the Trolley, William & Mary Green Line, and Surry Line.