City wants to know where to put new trolleys

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Greenville hopes to select new trolley routes by early 2017

Greenlink wants to put two new trolleys on the street by next spring. Now the transit agency just needs to determine where they will go.

Greenlink will host three public input sessions early next year. The first, at the Caine Halter YMCA on Cleveland Street, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. On Feb. 1, two sessions will be held — one at noon at Greenlink’s offices on West McBee Avenue, and one at 6:30 p.m. at the West Greenville Community Center on Rochester Street.

The new trolleys will double the city’s trolley fleet and allow the city to expand service to neighborhoods near downtown. Although the routes are yet to be determined, talk has centered around the Alta Vista neighborhood, which is bordered by Augusta Street, East Faris Road, Cleveland Street, Southland Avenue and Tindal Avenue; other areas of Augusta Street, West Greenville, Stone Avenue and further up North Main Street.

“Because a portion of the funding for the new trolleys will come from tourism-related taxes, the new proposed routes must provide access to restaurants, retail, parks and leisure activities,” said Greenlink in a statement. “The purpose of the public input sessions is to give citizens an opportunity to learn more about the proposed service expansion, ask questions and provide feedback.”


Public Input Sessions

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Caine Halter YMCA Conference Room
721 Cleveland St.

Wednesday, Feb.1, noon
Greenlink Offices, 100 W. McBee Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m.
West Greenville Community Center
8 Rochester St.

Contact: Nicole McAden, marketing and program specialist, at 864-298-2756 or nmcaden@greenvillesc.gov.

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