Final Public Meeting for Trolley Service
Connects Midtown, Downtown and Gaines Street Areas
August 19, 2013
Ever wish you could hop between Midtown, Downtown and Gaines Street on Friday or Saturday night without needing your car? StarMetro may soon have an option for you.
The third and final public meeting to gain feedback on the proposed Rhythm route, which has been revised slightly since the two public meetings in June, will take place on Thursday, August 22, from 4-6p.m. at the Council on Culture and Arts building, located at 816 S. MLK Jr. Boulevard.
"Before we launch this new venture, we want to ensure we're involving the public who will be using it," said Ivan Maldonado, director of StarMetro. "We made a slight change to the Rhythm's route since it was presented at the City Commission meeting and want to give the public the opportunity to provide us with feedback."
The Rhythm route will be FREE to customers and will travel along Thomasville Road, Sixth Avenue, Monroe Street and Gaines Street. The revised route calls for the trolley to include stops along Macomb Street and College Avenue. It will serve popular urban areas, including Midtown, Downtown, the All Saints District and College Town, and is scheduled to begin operation this fall. The proposed hours of operation are 5 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The route will run every 20 minutes.
For more information about StarMetro services, please call StarMetro's main office at 891-5200 or visit Talgov.com/starmetro. Other ways to view information include liking StarMetro's official Facebook page at Facebook.com/starmetrotransit or following the organization on Twitter at Twitter.com/ridestarmetro.
Brian Waterman, StarMetro, 891-5564; or Alison Faris, Department of Communications, 891-8533