Trolleys turned over to Columbia
Jan 31, 2011 4:58:00 PM - thestate.com
The regional transit board on Monday voted unanimously to give back to the city of Columbia six rundown trolleys that once belonged to the capital city.
Estimates are it will cost between $30,000 and $40,000 to refurbish the trolleys, most of which have sat idle and outdoors for four years. City and tourism officials hope to renovate them and use them to attract conventions by offering conventioneers convenient transportation to restaurants and tourist sites.
The city has no specific start date for the trolleys.
In other action, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority board also gave Lexington County voting power on its board for at least five months. The board and the county had been at odds over operation of the metropolitan bus system and the countys contributions to its operating costs.
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