Starting this summer, Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger’s vision for a trolley to run throughout the city’s downtown is coming to fruition. The new service operated by the Cape Girardeau County Transit will help facilitate easier access to parking.
Samantha Mlot, marketing specialist for Old Town Cape, says thanks to community partners - Isle Casino, Visit Cape, and the Downtown Community Improvement District - the trolley will run as a free service.
“They won’t have to have any kind of Metro Card or anything like that to be able to ride,” says Samantha, “and it’ll just continuously run its loop from stop to stop.”
The trolley’s first 6 months of operation will serve as a trial run to gauge ridership and convenience. Its route has been tested by the Cape Girardeau Police Department, and will run from 4 to 11 p.m. on Thursdays, and noon to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
A ribbon cutting will take place at 3:30 p.m. on July 13.