Scottsdale Trolley will begin a phased return to service starting Monday, Aug. 3.
The first phase will include service from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays only on the 68th/Camelback (68CM), Miller/Hayden (MLHD) and the Mustang (MSTG) routes. Service on the Old Town (OLDT) route remains suspended until further notice.
The cost of the free trolley system is significant, and the city has worked to create a modified service plan to best accommodate the competing pressures of transit needs, health concerns and budget constraints, according to a press release.
The decision to hold off on service with the Old Town (OLDT) route was based on declining ridership that began prior to the suspension of trolley service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Old Town can still be accessed via the 68th/Camelback (68CM) route with stops along Goldwater Boulevard between Indian School and Camelback roads and on Indian School Road between 68th Street and Goldwater Boulevard.
All routes and maps can be viewed at ScottsdaleTrolley.com.
Additional regional service remains available on major streets through Valley Metro and Phoenix Transit. Cab Connection, RideShare and Paratransit are also available for qualified individuals throughout the city.
For more information on these alternative transportation options, visit the transit webpage, or contact the Transportation Department at 480-312-7250.
Scottsdale Transportation is in the process of defining social distancing guidelines for trolley drivers and riders.
The guidelines will be posted on the trolley website prior to resuming service on Aug. 3, the press release stated.