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Trolleys may not roll in Bay St. Louis in 2016


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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