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Friday, February 14, 2020

S.S. Trolley Cruising Towards Deficit

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

Trolley expenses could be as high as $43,000 this year with a possible shortfall of up to $18,500.

S.S. Trolley 

The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce is looking to the town for some financial support for its summertime S-S Trolley service.

Chamber President Steve Harris says they've received $15,000 in the past and "we're not asking for anymore at this time."

Harris was before the Saugeen Shores Committee of the Whole on February 10th with the Chamber's presentation.

He believes the trolley has become a unique and fun tourist attraction with around 4,000 riders last year.

However, trolley expenses could be as high as $43,000 this year with a possible shortfall of up to $18,500.

Harris says if they come up short they'll have to look at corporate sponsorships and advertising within the trolley.

He says if they don't get the money from the town, they would have to look at deficit funding.

However, Harris says the S-S Trolley has been a great investment within the community.

The trolley travels between Southampton and Port Elgin during the summer, with 10-stops along the route.

Last year, a flat day rate of $5 was charged riders for unlimited use of the trolley.

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