The city of Norcross has approved $22,000 in tourism funds to purchase an electric trolley for downtown events.
The city already rents a similar vehicle for use during major events, but owning its own would increase the possible uses, said Councilman Andrew Hixson. The vehicle could also be used for a variety of tours and help create a solution for the limited parking in downtown Norcross, Hixson said.
The rented trolley is used for a tour of Norcross’ downtown once a month, stopping at historical sites and local restaurants. City documents describe the tour as “tremendously successful” and operating “regularly at full capacity.”
The city had already received a $10,000 grant from the state to use for the trolley. The $22,000 approved Monday will add to the fund to purchase a Moto Buddy Shuttle. The funds were approved in a unanimous city council vote.
No regular routes have been decided on yet, Hixson said, and the city still needs to make the purchase. The new vehicle will be a positive addition to the city, said economic development director William Corbin.
“A resource like this is an asset to the community,” Corbin said.
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