By Kristina Pritchett
In just a few days the white, blue and orange open-air trolleys will make their debut as the second season of the summer trolley service begins. Before the big day though, city officials climbed aboard to see what the new vehicles looked like.
Inside, there are wooden benches, as well as a handicap accessible ramp. Above, a rope sits, waiting to be tugged to ring the bell.
The trolley service will begin on Friday, and will continue throughout the summer until Labor Day. The schedule is set for seven days a week and the hours will vary depending on the day of the week.
Throughout the day, the trolleys will make 20 different stops, each making a stop every 15 minutes.
City officials were excited to unveil the new vehicles, and think the season will be a successful one.
Jim Miller, owner of Coffee Importers, said he’s excited the trolley is back for a second year.
“I think it’s great for the community,” Miller said. “It’s an asset for parking as well.”
Cindy Monroe, co-owner of Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar, agreed.
“There’s an added fun factor to it since it’s open-air this year,” Monroe said.
The sides of the trolley can be removed to make them open-air. As of Wednesday, the sides were closed, but city officials said the sides would be removed in time for opening day.
To see the route of the trolleys, visit www.dptrolley.com.