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New Cut Road Trolley Hop is bigger and better as it expands to Southern Parkway

Thursday July 11, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt: 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – When the New Cut Road Trolley Hop makes its next run on Saturday, July 20th, the Trolley will have some new and exciting destinations for riders with more fun and everyone will be able to enjoy a great ride for FREE.

The Trolley Hop now includes Southern Parkway.

Riders will be able to travel from Churchill Downs to Iroquois Park and then on to the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

“This is wonderful news as we continue our efforts to highlight the great attractions in South Louisville and now South Central Louisville,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “It’s a great way to spend a weekend. You can visit Historic Churchill Downs and then you can travel to one of the prettiest sites in the country, the Jefferson Memorial Forest.”

“If you have not travelled our area in a while, here is a perfect way to see the sites. Southern Parkway is a beautiful area of our city,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “You cannot argue with the price when it’s FREE!”

Funding for the Trolley Hop comes from Metro Council Neighborhood Development Funds as a way to boost economic development, tourism and community pride. Joining Welch and Johnson as sponsors of the New Cut Road/ Southern Parkway Trolley Hop are Council members Rick Blackwell (D-12), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Marianne Butler (D-15), David Yates (D-25 and David James (D-6).

“The expanded Trolley Hop now features more South Louisville treasures with stops at Central Station, Wagner’s and Churchill Downs;” said Butler. “The South End has much to offer and we are proud to showcase the many venues.”

“This new route gives many people in our neighborhoods the opportunity to connect with other areas of the city,” says James. “It is an economical way to travel if you are looking for something new to do on the weekend.”

The New Cut Road / Southern Parkway Trolley Hop will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the following Saturday’s July 20th, August 17th, September 21st and October 19th.

Here are the highlighted locations along the way:

Iroquois Park –Walk with the Doc

Churchill Downs—Derby Museum

The Little Loomhouse– Weaving Demo

Iroquois & Fairdale Library—Family Programs

Jefferson Memorial Forest— Nature Play

Restaurants & Shops along the corridor

It is easy to hop on the Trolley. Simply go to any TARC Bus Stop location along New Cut Road or Southern Parkway. Remember, the ride is FREE!

If you would like more information, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113. Or visit the Trolley Hop’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/NewCutCorridorTrolleyHopComing?fref=ts

Sponsors:
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Marianne Butler (D) 15
Dan Johnson (D) 21
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Cindi Fowler (D) 14
David Yates (D) 25
David James (D) 6