This year, representatives from Bay Town Trolley announced that the system is celebrating 20 years of service to the local community. The system has recorded a total of 6,479,014 total rides since its beginning, and continues to provide reliable and convenient transportation to riders in the Bay County area.
“Bay Town Trolley has grown by leaps and bounds since inception,” said Vikki Garrett, Planner at West Florida Regional Planning Council and staff to the Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). “The first year of service saw about 15,000 riders. Last year, we recorded 676,734 rides. With numbers on the rise, we look forward to continued growth in 2015 as well.”
In an effort to show gratitude toward current patrons, the Bay Town Trolley team will be conducting on board activities throughout the year. The theme “20 Years and Still Rolling!” will be implemented, as riders are surprised with everything from free pass giveaways to live music on the Trolley. The community will be alerted via Bay Town Trolley’s Facebook page with an inside scoop, prior to the giveaways and on board activities.
â€œThe Bay Town Trolley system simply wouldn’t be here without the support of local riders, community leaders and business partners,” says Rodney Friend, Bay County TPO Chairman. “These riders have expressed the growing need and demand for a public transit system through one single action – hopping on board. We look forward to providing efficient, cost-effective and dependable service to our loyal customer base for many years to come.”
For more information about Bay Town Trolley, please visit www.baytowntrolley.org or call (850) 769-0557.