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Free trolley rides in Little Rock, North Little Rock set for summer

To fill bus seats, agency reinstates student pass for 3 months

By Noel Oman

This article was published April 19, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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A Rock Region Metro trolley turns onto West Markham Street from Spring Street on Tuesday in downtown Little Rock.


Rock Region Metro is dropping the $1 fee to ride its downtown trolley cars for the summer.


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drs01 says... April 19, 2017 at 7:27 a.m.

Years ago someone conned the federal government into funding this "tourist trolley" with $20 Million. It was sold as a "transportation system" even though Jim McKenzie (MetroPlan) admitted that it wasn't. We spend $$$ Millions each year to operate and maintain it.
No one who works downtown rides this thing because it's TOO DAMN SLOW. Few have the luxury of a casual 2 hour lunch. That's how long it would take if you rode the tourist trolley. You can walk to a destination faster.
Give the service for free or pay people to ride it....it won't help the ridership numbers.
This project is just another in a long list of downtown revitalization (lipstick)projects that spend money better intended for infrastructure and public safety.
But I have to admit it is "cute".

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Razorbacker1 says... April 19, 2017 at 7:45 a.m.

Hey look at the positive side. At least Little Rock has a functioning trolley line!!! Memphis spent millions to build a trolley line down Madison Street in an attempt to connect the Cooper Young Midtown people with the growing downtown/southmain area. In just a few years after building the line a few of the trolleys caught on fire!! The entire trolley line is now shut down. Also Memphis didn't have mechanics that knew how to properly work on the trolleys. Its just a money pit in the end...

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