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The Block Island Tourism Council declined to weigh in on the trolley proposal put forth by RIPTA to the Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The proposal is new and the council had received a letter from taxi owner Judy Clark requesting support for a possible alternative to be put forth by the Commission of Motor Vehicles for Hire.
The trolley proposal was scheduled to be a topic of discussion at a Town Council work session scheduled for Feb. 3, and Tourism Director Jess Willi said she thought the trolley would provide service between Old and New Harbors, with additional drop-offs “at the beach.” It would operate from mid-June through Labor Day, on weekends only, but otherwise, no further details were known.
Tourism Council Chair David Houseman said: “My opinion – we should move this to the next meeting to wait for the meeting tomorrow.”
Member John Cullen agreed, saying: “We may have a clearer picture.”
“Judy said the taxi cabs might have an alternative,” said Member Steve Filippi.
Willi said that would probably be part of the town council’s discussion.
“There’s a lot of rumors flying around,” said Houseman. “Naturally.”
“Basically, what I’m hearing

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