Four new electric trolleys in downtown Walnut Creek!

Sat, November 5, 2016

County Connection, in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, is pleased to announce the roll out of four new electric trolleys in downtown Walnut Creek. A ribbon-cutting event will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Lesher Center Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek. The event is free and open to the public.

The four new electric trolleys represent the latest in cutting-edge technology to achieve the cleanest and most energy-efficient systems possible, with zero emissions. The four new all-electric trolleys were funded by a $4,320,000 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant awarded to County Connection. The new electric trolleys will replace four diesel trolleys in service since 2002.

The Free Ride Trolleys will continue to run between the Walnut Creek BART station, the downtown shopping district, and the Broadway Plaza. The trolley service will remain completely free to the public, thanks to continued funding by the City of Walnut Creek. The new buses will be put into service on Sunday, November 6 -- just in time for the start of the busy holiday shopping season!

Light refreshments will be provided by County Connection. Local residents and transit users are invited to attend and strongly encouraged to use public transit to get to and from the Lesher Center event location. (Trolley service will be fully operational on November 5.)

Please feel free to share this information with your staff and membership, or include in any email newsletters. Also, attached is a pdf formatted flyer announcing the ribbon cutting event.

We appreciate your support!

For more information about the electric trolleys or the ribbon-cutting event, please visit County Connection’s website at or contact Mary Burdick at (925) 680-2040.

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