Talk with Sanford residents long enough and at some point the topic of trollies comes up, usually with the phrase, “Wouldn’t it be great if Sanford had a trolley?”

It was one of the topics of discussion on our recent fact-finding trip to Asheville, where a trolly leaves the Asheville welcome center every 30 minutes.

A similar service is in the very early planning stages for Sanford.

The details are skimpy at this time, but what I can share is that a 38-passenger bus that looks like a trolley is the type of vehicle that would be used; the service is expected to run on the weekends, as well as during the week; and it would circulate throughout downtown on a regular basis, as well as outlying areas.

When I have more details I will share.