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Trolleys may not roll in Bay St. Louis in 2016

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

By 2016, Coast Transit Authority's trolleys may no longer be rolling through Bay St. Louis. The Bay St. Louis City Council decided Tuesday night that the city can no longer foot the $14,000 quarterly bill.

Kevin Coggin, executive director of CTA, spoke to the council about the benefits of CTA.

"We feel like it's been a tremendous benefit to the community, to the commerce, and citizens and there's a lot of community leaders that feel the same way," said Coggin. "There are a lot of people here tonight in support of it."

Some council members suggested they form a committee to come up with the money needed to pay the quarterly bill. Downtown merchants hope to form a committee to keep the trolley in the near future.

The six-month trial for the trolley runs until New Year's Eve. It rolls Thursday through Friday on a 30 minute loop from Hollywood Casino to Old Town, and makes stops at all of the big shopping centers, the senior citizens complex and Beach Blvd.  

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