Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, in partnership with the Salem Trolley, will offer free rides on the Salem Trolley for Salem residents until Sept. 30.
Residents can receive a Resident Ticket by providing proof of residency at the Salem Trolley office, 8 Central St.
“I want to thank the Salem Trolley for their generosity in once again working with us to subsidize this terrific program to make it possible for Salem residents to take advantage of a free trolley ride,” said Driscoll. “They are a true asset to Salem and our business community. I hope residents will make use of this great opportunity to take an enjoyable ride out to the Willows or to Salem Wharf, where they can catch the Salem Ferry to Boston, this summer. Not only does this service provide a pleasant way to get around Salem, it helps reduce the number of passenger vehicles on our roadways and ease traffic congestion.”
2019 marks the seventh year of the free trolley ride program. Last year 1,437 rides were given and, since the program’s start in 2013, a total of 9,922 rides have taken place, displacing several thousand vehicle trips from Salem streets.
The Trolley runs seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Trolley’s route includes much of downtown Salem and also the Salem Willows. Regular stops are located at the Salem Visitors Center, Witch History Museum, Trolley Depot, Old Burial Point/Witch Trial Memorial, Pickering Wharf/Sea Level restaurant, the House of the Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Witch Dungeon Museum and Salem Witch House/Salem Inn. Passenger requested stops are also made at the Salem Maritime Site, Salem Ferry, Winter Island, Salem Willows and Hamilton Hall/Phillips House/Chestnut Street.
The complete route map is available at http://salemtrolley.com/map-of-tour-3.html.