Saturday, July 29, 2017

Columbia's trolley a no-show - but Rivertowne Trolley was back in town


Columbia's recently purchased Columbia Trolley Works trolley was nowhere to be seen today (no driver available), but the Rivertowne Trolley was back in town. The Rivertowne Trolley, owned by Andre and Kelly Underhill of Marietta, arrived at Columbia Crossing this morning to take several dozen people for a series of private tours around town. The riders were attendees at a birthday party at the Crossing. 

Columbia Borough employed the services of Rivertown Trolley last year before breaking its contract with the company. The borough instead opted to buy its own trolley.







11 comments:

  1. The taxpayers are due an explanation as to why "our" trolley was not available. If ours had no driver and I believe we have a couple, whoever does the scheduling is partly at fault.I am sure when the drivers were hired, weekends we're included.

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    1. I believe the driver called out last minute due to a family emergency.

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  2. We miss Andre and RiverTowne Trolley!!
    Columbia made a mistake cutting him loose.

    Columbia keeps shooting itself in the foot. The powers that be are Columbia's worst enemy.

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    1. I agree, with the exception of Greg Sahd. He always is accommodating and open to public questions.

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    2. The best way to bring about change is by getting involved in the community. Complaining about a trolley anonymously on a website is not conducive to producing any bettering effects on the community.

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    3. Ironic that the "anonymous" commenter condemns the anonymous complainers.

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    4. Right Brian! "Anonymous" reprimanding anonymous for being anonymous is pretty funny! And getting involved does not necessarily equal change, you may simply be involved in things you do not believe in, approve of, or don't want your tax dollars to pay for.
      Sharon Lintner

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  3. Whenever I see the trolley there never seems to be anyone on it but we just had to buy are own trolley why I don't know we did not make any money last year so why would we spend the tax payers money and buy are own trolley and we all know who the person was that pushed for the trolley

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  4. Was there any notice posted regarding the Columbia Trolley not running yesterday?

    The brochure states the hours of operation, so how is the public notified when it is not operating due to a problem?

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  5. Nope ... Here's the link to Trolley info at the Borough Website: http://www.columbiapa.net/home-redirect/what-to-see/columbia-trolley/

    The last line states: "For more information contact the SVCC at 717-684-5249"

    There is nothing showing when one goes to the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Website and searches for "Trolley"
    http://parivertowns.com/searchKeyword.php?keyword=trolley&x=38&y=15

    Communication is key!

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  6. Didn't see that coming... smh... I believe these types of issues were warned against. The Boro is not in the business of transportation and should keep it that way.

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