FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 June 2011
ALL ABOARD THE MST TROLLEY IN PACIFIC GROVE
“It’s fast, fun and free!” Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) is partnering with the city of Pacific Grove to provide Trolley service beginning Thursday, June 30, 2011 through Labor Day this summer. The service is funded by the City of Pacific Grove designed to draw visitors to the city. The MST Trolley – Pacific Grove will operate daily circulating the city departing every 45 minutes from approximately 10 AM to 6 PM stopping at destinations including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Berwick Park, Lovers Point, Asilomar Conference Center, the Natural History Museum and numerous stops throughout the downtown area for shopping and dining. The scenic route will include a tour of the bay along Ocean View Blvd. from Hopkins Marine Station to Asilomar State Beach. Onboard narration provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium provides passengers with information on the city’s history and points of interest.
The Victorian-style trolley is designed to capture the look and feel of an authentic turn-of-the-century streetcar. The 27-passenger coach boasts numerous modern features: wheelchair accessibility using vehicle-mounted electric lifts, and “kneeling bus” capabilities to make boarding easier. “Smart Bus” AVL/GPS technology will continuously track location of vehicles via satellite and trigger announcements specific to the location of the trolley, and onboard security cameras will provide added safety for passengers and coach operators.
The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host an official reception to welcome the MST Trolley to Pacific Grove on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM in front of the Natural History Museum. Following the reception, all are invited to enjoy the first trolley tour of Pacific Grove.
For more information, visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1. Follow MST on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mst_bus for the latest service alerts.