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Downtown Trolley Service

Post Date:08/14/2015 4:55 PM

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August 14, 2015


Santa Maria to Launch Year-Round Downtown Trolley Service


The City of Santa Maria is pleased to announce the Downtown Trolley, a year-round service that will benefit and promote commerce in Downtown Santa Maria. This exciting new service is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 24th.


The trolley will run weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Trolley stops will be easily identified with the addition of the Downtown Trolley logo added to existing Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) bus stops.


Hours of operation will be weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


For the first two weeks, rides will be free. After that, the fares will be $1.00 for regular riders and $0.50 for seniors and persons with disabilities. 


The 28-passenger trolley is equipped to accommodate passengers with disabilities; there is a lift and room for two mobility devices. The Downtown Trolley was introduced last December as the Holiday Shopping Shuttle.


Questions may be directed to the Department of Public Works/Transit Division, 925-0951 ext. 227.



  1. Downtown Trolley logo (JPEG image)

  2. Downtown Trolley brochure (PDF) Page 1  Page 2



Department:                           Public Works/Transit Division

Contact Person:                     Austin O’Dell, Transit Manager

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 480

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