Quantcast

New Joplin trolley to begin service on July 7 - KOAM TV 7

New Joplin trolley to begin service on July 7

Updated:
The original Sunshine Lamp Trolley which was placed into operation in July 2007 will be officially retiring from service. Since giving its ceremonial first ride along Main Street from the Joplin Public Library to the Newman Building, this trolley has traveled more than 198,000 miles and provided over 226,934 rides. This trolley became a fixture on the Blue Route and served as a public ambassador for our trolley service to hundreds of thousands of Joplin residents and out of town visitors driving along Range Line Road, 7th Street, MSSU, and Downtown Joplin.

The new Sunshine Lamp Trolley is a heavy duty model, an El Dorado EZ-Rider II, designed specifically for use on daily bus routes with modern transit enhancements such as a low floor, wheel chair entrance/exit ramps at both the front and rear doors, air-ride suspension system, and three wheel chair securement areas. Although it's equipped with modern features needed for a busy transit system, the solid oak wooden benches, brass handrails with leather straps, expanded seating for thirty-six passengers, and iconic brass bell, it has all the classic charm that made the old trolley a community favorite.

The new trolley was funded through a Federal Transportation Administration grant which provided 80% of the $390,115 purchase price. The remaining 20% was funded through the Joplin Transportation Sales Tax.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23-17

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 11-23-17

    Thursday, November 23 2017 9:15 AM EST2017-11-23 14:15:39 GMT
    CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY Texas Congressman Joe Barton has apologized for a lewd photo of him that's circulating on the Internet. The Washington Post is reporting the 68-year-old Republican told a woman to whom he sent sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life.  The photo was published Tuesday by an Anonymous Twitter account. PARADE SECURITY Security will be heightened at New York...More >>
    CONGRESSMAN APOLOGY Texas Congressman Joe Barton has apologized for a lewd photo of him that's circulating on the Internet. The Washington Post is reporting the 68-year-old Republican told a woman to whom he sent sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life.  The photo was published Tuesday by an Anonymous Twitter account. PARADE SECURITY Security will be heightened at New York...More >>
  • A Pittsburg Thanksgiving with International Flavor

    A Pittsburg Thanksgiving with International Flavor

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-11-23 04:27:03 GMT

    It wasn't tough to sell Rodriguez on Thanksgiving. This Pitt State student grew up in Venezuela, but he's in the U.S. Getting his master's in international business, and that means taking part in fun new traditions. 

    More >>

    It wasn't tough to sell Rodriguez on Thanksgiving. This Pitt State student grew up in Venezuela, but he's in the U.S. Getting his master's in international business, and that means taking part in fun new traditions. 

    More >>
  • Increasing Number of Kids Removed from Kansas Homes with Drugs as Factor; Challenge to Fix for New DCF Leader

    Increasing Number of Kids Removed from Kansas Homes with Drugs as Factor; Challenge to Fix for New DCF Leader

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:56 PM EST2017-11-22 23:56:23 GMT

          The agency, known as DCF, recently noted a forty-two percent increase in children removed from homes with drugs as a contributing factor in a five year period. 

    More >>

          The agency, known as DCF, recently noted a forty-two percent increase in children removed from homes with drugs as a contributing factor in a five year period. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.