Before the Internet
Anyone who observed in Green Bank from the mid-1960s through the 1980s was familiar with the shuttle. Every morning, 365 days a year for many years, vehicles left both Green Bank and Charlottesville and met in the parking area off U.S. Rt. 250 at the top of Shenandoah Mountain in the George Washington National Forest. The drivers traded the vehicles with their passengers/cargo and then returned to their office of origin. People (both visitors and NRAO staff), equipment, data tapes, interoffice mail – all traveled between Green Bank and Charlottesville on the shuttle. In this November 1977 photo, long-time drivers Merle Kerr (Green Bank) and James Garland (Charlottesville) and their vehicles are at the exchange point on Shenandoah Mountain.