West End trolley? | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

West End trolley?

The street cars are attractive, unique and fun, but their technology is 150 years old. They simply will not replace the Galena Street Shuttle in its ability to move visitors and locals from uptown to downtown.

Even their individual carrying capacity seems less than the shuttle (which needs updating in looks and capacity itself).

I grew up with street cars in Saint Louis, which were replaced by buses 50 years ago. The buses were much less fun to ride, but were much quicker, could go more places, and were just more efficient. No longer did transportation slip on icy rails ? nor slide on greasy rails on Halloween.

But, why not put electric engines on them (and rubber tires) and run them to the Aspen Music Festival and Harris Hall, a “no-hills ride on the jolly trolley,” like Judy Garland?

Taylor Gamblin

Aspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User