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Free trolley coming to Collier County for beaches

Posted at 6:25 PM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 19:56:20-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. --- Collier County is starting a free beach trolley to help beachgoers find a cheaper solution. 

Starting December 29, anyone will be able  to hop on the trolley for free as the trolley circles between Vanderbilt Beach and Delnor-Wiggins State Park. 

The route will start from the two beaches, across Immokalee Road and travel along U.S. 41, where it will stop near Mercato before heading back to the beaches. 

The trolley will circle back to each stop every 15 to 20 minutes and will also head into the state park to drop off riders directly at the beach. 

The park charges a $2 entry fee, which is collected from trolley riders who get off at the Delnor-Wiggins stop.

The season long trolley will run until April and is funded by a state grant that the county has already captured for next season as well. 

The trolley initiative will help beachgoers skip out on paying for meters, parking stickers and wasting gas circling around looking for parking spaces this season. 

The trolley will run in the mornings and evenings to capture the busiest times on the beach.