Back in July, the town had announced that trolley carts had been delivered and would service the downtown area around fall, 2023.
A few weeks ago, the town of Cary’s website removed the webpage detailing information about the trolley program. This past Sunday, it was confirmed by the Mayor that the trolleys had been sent back due to not meeting ADA standards.
“Unfortunately, the trolleys that were delivered this summer failed to meet our expectations once we tested them and examined them in detail,” explained transit director Kelly Blazey. “We are evaluating options to secure replacement trolleys that better meet our standards.”
The news of this delay comes just weeks after the two West End breweries opened near the traffic circle connecting Old Apex and Chatham St. While no trolley stops have been officially designated, many hoped that West End would be a stop due to the lack of sufficient parking in that area.
As of right now, there is no timeframe for when we can expect the new trolleys to arrive and begin servicing the downtown area, though Blazey stated that the town will keep everyone updated on the progress of securing new trolleys. Those looking to get to the new downtown park once it opens on November 19th can utilize GoCary’s Route 5 and Route 6, – which are currently free to use.