May 28, 2010

Downtown Trolley begins running in June

The Downtown Trolley begins its 19th year of summer service the day after Memorial Day, making continuous loops along the lakefront from the Racine Zoo on the north to 7th Street on the south.

Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. No trolley service is provided on Monday. Perhaps the best deal in town, the 25-cent fare per person is half of the adult fare charged back in 1991 when the trolley first started. Residents, downtown workers, visitors and boat owners use the shuttle service to get to a variety of destinations, including restaurants, pubs, shops, the art district, the Racine Public Library, museums and the Racine Zoo. 

"The Downtown Trolley is one of Racine’s gems, giving locals and visitors a convenient, inexpensive method to visit many of Racine’s major attractions while experiencing a touch of street car nostalgia," says Stephen Rogstad, Executive Director of Professional Transit Management of Racine in charge of the trolley and the BUS.

Brochures containing the trolley route map, a schedule of trolley stops and scheduled Downtown events are available from merchants, Real Racine at Hwy 20 and I-94, the Downtown Racine Corporation at 425 Main St. and from the Belle Urban System (BUS) Operations Center, at 1900 Kentucky Street, or by calling the BUS at (262) 637-9000.