Our taxes at work, for the right reason? We are in your town, filling your inadequate sewers.
The MST Trolley – Pacific Grove will operate daily Thursday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 22, departing every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and stopping at destinations including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Lovers Point and numerous stops throughout the downtown area for shopping and dining.
The scenic route will include a tour of the bay along Ocean View Boulevard from Hopkins Marine Station to Point Pinos. On-board narration provided by the Monterey Bay Aquarium will provide passengers with information on the city’s history and points of interest.
Trolleys Will Send The Tourists On A Ride
Take the Cannery Row shuttle bus. $20 per person, free parking in the parking garage a block from Cannery Row.
One of these would have been cool:
Pacific Grove officials hoped to see a Monterey-Salinas Transit trolley bus rolling through downtown in time for the U.S. Open.
The trolley was meant to showcase the town’s history and to tourist attractions.
But the plan will have to be on hold, said City Manager Thomas Frutchey, due to a shortage of the trolleys.
Looks Like No Trolley Buses From P.G. For US Open
Destiny being fulfilled. Bankrupt the events that are the heart & soul of what’s fun about P.G. then turn it into some preachy politically correct show that no one really wants to go to. Finally bring it back all sanitized. About as genuine as a Victorian retreat house torn down, re-constructed with zero original material and awarded a historical artifact sign.
But hey, without the cost of putting on the week long summer festival, we can pay for a new website, city slogan and a tourist trolley, right?
There will still be a Queen Topaz and her court, but no fireworks. The pageant will take place in the middle school auditorium, not at the Lovers Point Pier. The festival will run two days, rather than a full week.
“Some events are being dropped,” said Feast of Lanterns president Sue Renz, “and others restructured.”
Feast Of Lanterns Fate Is Sealed (hint: it’s 90% canceled)
We are in your town, filling your inadequate sewers.
The trolley would run between Monterey Bay Aquarium and Asilomar Conference Grounds, following a route that would include Ocean View Boulevard, Sunset Drive and Point Pinos Lighthouse and would return via Lighthouse and Central avenues.
Cost of the bus service is estimated at $60,000, with the city providing $15,000 from its golf fund and $5,000 from the lighthouse fund.
Council members liked the idea but questioned how the city could measure its success.
“We’d need it to generate $3 million worth of business to recover the $60,000 cost,” said Councilman Bill Kampe.
Tourist Trolley Funding Approved
Bring more tourists or fund public services for the Snack Of Lanterns? What side is your bought councilperson on?
Pacific Grove denizens can hope to see trolley cars plying a route from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, along the coast to Asilomar, looping back through downtown Pacific Grove and down Central Avenue to the Aquarium.
The cost for the summer is expected to be $60,000, of which a portion will be for marketing. The City of Pacifc Grove is being asked to contribute $20,000 and Asilomar is interested in $20,000 of the partnership as well.
City Hall In Love With Tourists, Leaves Residents Behind