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Trolley enthusiasts push to keep service in the Bay

City leaders are set to discuss the trolley service at the November 17 city council meeting. (Photo Source: WLOX) City leaders are set to discuss the trolley service at the November 17 city council meeting. (Photo Source: WLOX)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

Businesses and trolley lovers in Bay St. Louis are teaming up in a push to keep the city's only public transportation service. The city partnered with Coast Transit Authority to start the line in July on a six-month trial basis.

A representative with the Old Town Merchants Association said business owners feel they have benefited from the trolley service.

Now, city leaders are beginning to weigh whether the trolley should stay beyond December.

The topic is on the agenda for council members to address on Nov. 17. Councilwoman Wendy McDonald said a representative from CTA will be there to provide additional information.

McDonald said she does not think the service is in the budget after the trial period ends. She encourages anyone interested in the future of the Bay St. Louis Trolley to attend the council meeting.

Trolley enthusiasts are encouraging council members and residents to experience the ride through town Friday, Nov. 13, in a celebration called Trolleygaggin: The Last Stand. The trolley leaves the Mockingbird Cafe on 2nd Street at 6:05 p.m.

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