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New Trolleys - January 24

The City of Staunton will welcome two new "historic" trolleys at 12:30
pm Wednesday, January 23, on West Beverley Street in front of City

Traffic will be blocked off on the street briefly so that the two new
trolleys - painted in the traditional Staunton green with gold trim -
can pass between the two old trolleys that have been carrying
hundreds-of-thousands of people around Staunton since 2001. From a visual
standpoint, this may be the only time all four of these colorful trolleys will
ever be in one place at one time. There will be a ribbon-cutting by
Mayor Lacy King before the new trolleys make their appearance.

The two new trolleys will replace the older units on the downtown or
Green Route and the Silver Route that connects senior communities around
Staunton. All four trolleys were manfucatured by Cable Car Concepts of
Cape May, NJ. All trolleys were purchased using state and federal
transportation funds with a small local match. The first two trolleys
went into service December 1, 2001 and have carried more than 300,000
passengers in the years since. Each has travelled more than 100,000 miles.
The trolleys are operated by Virginia Regional Transportation through
an agreement with the city.

Mayor King and Deputy City Manager Jim Halasz, who manages the trolley
operations, will be available at the event Wednesday.

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