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Danville Transit encourages residents and visitors to complete a survey that will assist in evaluating the possibility of providing trolley bus service between the River District and the historic districts north and south of the River District.
The proposed route would include trolley bus stops along North Main, Main and West Main streets, as well as Craghead, Bridge, North Union, Spring and Ridge streets and Woodland Drive at Averett University. The route would extend as far north as Moana Place beyond the Woodrow Wilson school building and as far south as Tunstall Road at Ballou Park Shopping Center.
Transportation Director Marc Adelman said the intent of the service would be to offer convenient transportation to growing entertainment, dining, shopping opportunities, encourage Park N Ride access, reduce drinking and driving and promote tourism.
Planned hours of operation will be determined based on survey responses received and the completion of other service planning activities.
The fare for the proposed service would be consistent with the existing fixed route fare structure: $1 base fare and 50 cents for seniors 60 years old and older and persons with disabilities until noon. One child 12 years old and younger may ride free with a paying adult.
The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trolleybussurvey or by going to announcements section at www.danvilletransit.com. To complete a paper copy of the survey, contact the Transportation Services office at 434-799-5110. The deadline to respond is Oct. 31.
Established in 1977, Danville Transit provides fixed route and door-to-door reserve-a-ride service, as well as demand-response handivan services for persons with disabilities. The transit system has a fleet of 21 buses, including two trolley buses purchased in 2005.