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By Allison Jarrell
At the San Juan Capistrano City Council’s March 17 meeting, City Engineer George Alvarez presented several summer trolley options for the council to consider, including leasing a trolley from the city of Brea.
Council members agreed on leasing a trolley mid-June through September and gave city staff direction to move forward with pursuing a lease agreement with Brea. Unlike the tri-city trolley program that has been explored in the past, this trolley would only serve stops in San Juan. The trolley’s route would be determined at a later date with the help of a consultant.
Staff reported that the estimated cost of a trolley service this summer would be $42,000, in addition to whatever cost per mile Brea would charge. City staff said it would be possible to use AB 2677 funds from the Air Quality Management District funds to cover the costs.
The proposal for a summer trolley program will go back before the City Council on April 7.