Anna Maria Island Trolley
Keep Anna Maria Island Trolley Free...
Local Anna Maria Island officials are wondering whether they will be able to keep the Island trolleys free despite budget cuts.
Will the Anna Maria Island Trolley Remain Free?
As governments tighten their belts, one question on the minds of many Anna Maria Island residents and business owners is: Will the Anna Maria Island trolley remain free to those who ride?
Many say the trolley is a huge benefit to the tourist industry. Others see it as a fun people-mover for those too old and too young to drive.
Bradenton Beach, where traffic congestion is monumental during season, wants to use it as a solution to the high number of cars on Gulf Drive, especially between Cortez Road and Longboat Pass.
At last week’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) meeting, Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash suggested that the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce start the wheels rolling on a solution to keeping the trolley free to users.
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