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Free beach trolley in Bay St. Louis might be going away soon

Coast Transit Authority may be terminating the Beach Trolley service in Bay St. Louis.
Coast Transit Authority may be terminating the Beach Trolley service in Bay St. Louis. Sun Herald File

The end of summer means many things, from the closing of neighborhood pools, the arrival of pumpkin spice everything and the beginning of football season. But for Bay St. Louis, it also could mean the end of a free beach trolley service.

Coast Transit Authority (CTA) is hosting a public meeting Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis Community to discuss the possible termination of service for the Bay. St. Louis Beach Trolley.

The free trolley, started in May 2016, travels a 60-minute loop route from the Silver Slipper Casino down the beach to Bay St. Louis, through Old Town and then back to the casino, with stops along the way, including Buccaneer State Park. The trolley leaves the casino at the top of every hour, with the last run leaving at 6 p.m. and returning to the casino at 6:46 p.m.

It was reinstated in May 2017 with daily service from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Sun Herald reporter Mary Perez contributed to this report.

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