TOMS RIVER – The downtown Toms River trolley is scheduled to have its inaugural ride on May 26.
Rides will be free. The stops are as follows:
- Toms River Park and Ride Bus Terminal near the Garden State Parkway on Highland Parkway
- Toms River Center at the intersection of Main Street and Rt. 37 (Kohls, the Office Lounge, etc.)
- Townhall/Library on Washington Street
- Ocean County Parking Garage/Historical Society on Hadley Avenue
- Huddy Park lot on Water Street
- Main Street at the corner of Water Street
- Irons Street free parking lot
The stops will have temporary signage designating that they are stops until the route has been established, said Alizar Zorojew, executive director of the Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District.
Riders can get out at any stop. They will also be able to call the driver’s hands-free device so they can learn where the trolley is at any given time.
The trolley will run for 101 consecutive days, from Memorial Day weekend (May 26) until Labor Day (Sept. 3). The trolley will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
A kick-off party for the trolley service will take place on June 2 from noon to 6 p.m. in Huddy Park. There will be live entertainment by Katfish Lucy and the Music Academy, food trucks, games, and a beer & wine garden provided by Toms River Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.
The service is being contracted through Great American Trolley. For more information, and a list of sponsors, visit downtowntomsriver.com.