Thursday, April 12, 2012

Seasonal Trolleys Experience Double Digit Ridership Increase

It has been a busy season for Ollie the Trolley! The Scottsdale Hospitality Trolley, in its second year, had 16,327 riders from Dec. 26 through April 1 - a 23 percent increase over last year's ridership. In March, the Hospitality Trolley ridership peaked with approximately 228 riders per day. This free trolley offered 15 stops mainly along Scottsdale Road from downtown Scottsdale to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Additional trolley service also ran from the resort to the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. The Scottsdale Resort Trolley, which was offered from Dec. 27 through April 1, achieved a 44 percent increase in ridership year-over-year with 5,914 riders this season. This trolley connects visitors from six hotels and one restaurant to Scottsdale Fashion Square.