Quartzsite Introduces New Trolley Service

The Town of Quartzsite is now offering a trolley service that connects the Quartzsite Town Park with various destinations within Quartzsite, including Main Street, Main Event, and special event sites along Kuehn Road and the La Posa Campground.

Quartzsite Town Council and employees cutting the ribbon December 18 welcoming new trolley service. (Credit: Joanne Winer/paloverdevalleytimes.com)

Quartzsite Town Council and employees cutting the ribbon December 18 welcoming new trolley service. (Credit: Joanne Winer/paloverdevalleytimes.com)

The route allows for stops along the way with the option of three park and ride areas for riders’ convenience.

This new demonstration service is provided seven days a week.

The Western Arizona town hopes this service will provide a viable alternative for RVing snowbirds and other visitors to driving their own vehicle.

In addition to avoiding the bumper-to-bumper traffic during the peak of the season, the Quartzsite Trolley also provides a much-needed service to those who cannot drive or who want to avoid the stress of searching for an available parking space at the swap meets, rock and gem shows, and businesses around town.

The trolley service is made possible through an agreement between the town and Parking Concepts, a Yuma-based company that provides similar services in Yuma and Blythe, California.

Walking the displays at The Main Event. If you can’t find it at Quartzsite, then you don’t need it. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Walking the displays at The Main Event. If you can’t find it at Quartzsite, then you don’t need it. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The daily route starts at Town Park (North Plymouth Road) and travels down U.S. Highway 95 South to Main Street, then to Quartzsite Boulevard (Main Event), across the bridge to Kuehn Boulevard (frontage road), along Kuehn to U.S. Highway 95 South, to BLM LTVA La Posa North camping areas, then again along Kuehn to Riggles and Main Street, and back to the Town Park. The ride for the entire route takes about 45 minutes.

The trolley operates daily from 8:20 a.m.-5:20 p.m. with no service from 12:50-1:35 p.m.

There are trolley stop signs along the route, and people are urged to park and ride when possible. The trolley has 20 seats with room for two wheelchairs, plus standing for up to 30 people. It also has two bicycle racks.

Fares are paid for each one-way trip. The general fare for riding the trolley is $2 per person one-way, or $5 for a hop-off, hop-on day pass. A seasonal pass is available for $75.
Trolley operators only accept cash. No round trip fares are allowed. Fares are subject to change and exact fare is required. No change is given.

Children under 5 ride free—up to four children. Fifth and more children pay discount fare.

Trolley Season Passes are on sale at Quartzsite Town Hall or Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce or can be purchased through the mail, by sending a check or money order (payable to Town of Quartzsite) and the number of passes requested to Town of Quartzsite—Trolley, 465 N. Plymouth Avenue, Quartzsite, AZ 85346; phone (928) 927-4333.

Trolley operates seven days a week until Sunday, February 2, 2014.

logoThe service expects to pay for the cost with ridership fees and advertising fees that will help make up the cost to the town until February 2, when there will be an assessment of the service to see if it is feasible to extend it longer.

For more information about the trolley or the route, please call Jan Collier at Town Hall, 928-927-4333.

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