Sunday, August 31, 2008

Trolley bus driver derides street car scheme

On, a contributor who self identifies as a driver "for the Historic Downtown Trolley (a bus in another costume)" states that there are only about 25 passengers a day and that most of them are "the original passengers from 4 years ago." (Editor's note: Terry Dohl identified himself as the driver in a "In My Opinion" column in the Spt. 14, 2008, Sunday News.)

The individual goes on to state "On a daily basis, if I could not change lanes on Queen Street, PrinceStreet, Duke Street or Vine Street, I would be a stationary object. Anyone who thinks a fixed rail line in Lancaster City would be viable is welcome to take a couple of rides with me."

Excuse us for introducing an eye witness and facts into the discussion. (The lack of ridership is consistent with information provided by RRTA many months ago.) As observed from the Convention Center Project run up, it is only what money can be made by special interests that carry any weight.