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Trolley Buses Ready To Roll

Tuolumne County is ready to let its two new trolley buses roll for public transportation.

Darin Grossi, Deputy Director of Tuolumne County Public Works and Transportation, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

The two trolleys were approved last year by the Board of Supervisors at a cost of $383,000. The buses were purchased using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Federal Transit Administration funds.

Grossi commented, “The Freightliner built buses have a proven track record for performance and will be a boon to the local tourist industry.”

The trolleys are currently going through their final safety inspections and lettering is being applied. Grossi expects to have them rolling on the streets within the next week.

George Segarini, the president and CEO of the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce, added, “It will help enhance the tourist experience up here. It was always my thought that that type of an operation would tie together Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia as our historical areas that people could jump on the bus and view each one of our communities in that fashion.”

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am

Written by mark@mlode.com