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Woodstock DDA Purchases Trolley From Cherokee County

The Woodstock Downtown Development Authority voted to purchase the trolley for $15,000.

Credit: Woodstock Downtown Development Authority
Credit: Woodstock Downtown Development Authority
The Woodstock Downtown Development Authority last week voted to purchase a trolley from the Cherokee County government. 

The DDA on Thursday voted to buy the vehicle for $15,000, just two days after the Cherokee County Commission approved selling the vehicle to the DDA. 

The DDA in November 2012 voted to lease the trolley from the county and used it to shuffle residents from various points throughout the city. Cherokee acquired the vehicle from the city of Canton when it discontinued its transit services. 

The trolley, a 2004 Villager 158 model, is a 25-passenger vehicle and is also complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Brian Stockton, the city's economic services director, said the city envisions using the trolley year-round on the weekends and during holidays and events. 

"However, that is contingent on advertising income to pay for service and is still being determined," he said.

Woodstock has been using the trolley during the holiday season to carry residents from the downtown area to the Ridgewalk/Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta area.

The city in December 2012 had to temporarily sideline the trolley due to problems, but they were able to be resolved before the end of the year.

Stockton added the trolley could be put back into service as early as this summer. 

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