Trolley in the works for Sanford, service may start by year’s end

Asheville, N.C. is served by Hop On, Hop Off Tours, a fleet of trollies circulating downtown.

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.