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Trolley Hop participants weren’t the only passengers on day one, Friday, June 26. A number of teens on their way to and from area beaches also hopped on for the free ride. Photo: Andrea Swayne
Trolley passengers arrive at Capistrano Beach last summer. Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Andrea Swayne

On Jan. 19, City Council authorized staff to submit a new grant proposal to the Orange County Transportation Authority for expansion of its summer trolley service to seven days a week for 2016.

The city is asking for an additional $130,000 per year—bringing last year’s $420,000 per year grant to $550,000—to pay for the proposed expanded services which would also include a joint stop with the San Juan Capistrano Trolley connecting the two cities’ routes and an additional route in the Harbor.

If the OCTA grant is approved, the additional funds could also result in summer service expanding from 11 weeks to 14 weeks, as well as longer hours.

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