FORT MYERS, Fla.- Surveyors are stopping people on the streets of downtown Ft. Myers, and asking their opinions about trolleys. Meantime, officials are revealing a few more tentative details about a possible system in the downtown.
"I think we'd like to start with a free system, that cuts down on making change and speeds things up," said Don Paight, the city's redevelopment director. "I think we'd also begin by running Thursday evenings through Sunday nights. And we would have to run several trolleys, so no one had to wait too long at a stop."
Some residents told surveyors: great idea. Others doubted the wisdom of trolleys.
"I think nobody will ride the trolleys, they will sit, and will be a waste of money," said Linda Floyd, a downtown worker.
"I love the idea. My children love to ride buses and trolleys. A great way to see downtown and move around," said Mary Beth Magyar, a visitor from Kentucky.