April 11, 2016: Say 'Happy Birthday' to RTA trolleys

 April 11, 2016: Say 'Happy Birthday' to RTA trolleys

Apr 11, 2016

CLEVELAND -- RTA’s popular trolleys have been in service 10 years, and 12 new trolleys begin service this month.

Balloons, streamers and party hats will decorate one special trolley all day as we celebrate 10 years of trolley service in Downtown Cleveland.

Look for your favorite driver dressed in party gear and for the trolleys’ destination signs flashing “Happy Birthday Trolleys.”

Photo opportunities of trolleys are available throughout Downtown, ourside RTA’s Main Office Building at 1240 W. Sixth St., or at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center at East 21st Street and Prospect Avenue

Remember, trolley rides are always free with a smile.


  • Ridership in 2006: 381,038
  • Ridership in 2015: 1,530,698
  • Average daily ridership: 6,000
  • Total ridership since introduction: 10,975,665

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Linda Scardilli Krecic


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