The day following a city budget workshop that revealed a $4.5 million general fund budget deficit and a vote by city commissioners not to increase property taxes, the the city cancelled the downtown lunch trolley service that was costing taxpayers $50,000 per month.
Tallahassee Reports recently published a story about the trolley costing taxpayers $18 per rider.
On June 15th, the cancellation was posted on the trolley’s face book page.
**Update on summer schedule:
Trolley fans – The Trolley is taking a summer siesta. Starting Monday, June 19, lunch service will stop, but evening service will continue on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 p.m. – 1 a.m
The cancellation message appears to indicate the lunch service could resume after summer. However, given the costs and the current budget situation, it will be interesting to see if the service makes it through the upcoming budget workshop process.