City OK's funding for Jolley Trolley | News
Clearwater, Florida -- The city council Thursday approved giving money for another year's operation of the Jolley Trolley.
The council authorized $163,443, the same amount the trolley is requesting from the PSTA. The city's share will come from parking funds.
The Jolley Trolley also receives income from fares and advertising. Its total operating expense for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year is targeted at $614,693, according to documents filed with the city.
The Jolley Trolley provides transportation services for an estimated 600,000 riders from Tarpon Springs south to downtown Clearwater, Island Estates, Clearwater Beach and Sand Key. It is considering adding a West Bay route as a connection to Clearwater Beach.
This year, the operators added two new trolleys, three used trolleys and a trolley that operates on compressed natural gas.
In accepting city money, the Jolley Trolley agreed to prepare a quarterly performance report that includes ridership and on-time adherence to schedule.