Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Whatever happened to the trolley?


Whatever happened to Columbia's trolley? Sure, we know it was sold at auction on May 13, 2022 for $21,100 - but then what? Well, according to the May 2022 Public Works Department Report, the trolley went all the way to Kyle, Texas where it will become - of all things - an ice cream truck. Surely, Columbians will want to wish the trolley well on its new, and hopefully profitable, endeavor.

Columbia Borough initially purchased the trolley in early 2017 at a price of $39,900, after council voted for the purchase in December 2016. It was considered an investment at the time but lost money over the course and a few years due to operating costs and lack of ridership.

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