From the Lockport Journal:
Alice Putnam and her two lady friends from Niagara Falls just wanted to have lunch in Lewiston. And then ride up to Old Fort Niagara to visit Alice’s daughter who works in the gift shop there.
Joyce and Bill Price had walked from Lewiston to Youngstown with their daughter, Rachael, her boyfriend, Chaz Martenstein, and Millie, their baby granddaughter. The family caught the free shuttle in Youngstown and rode it home. Then they planned to have pizza for lunch without worrying about the calories after their six-mile walk.
An Ohio family found the Discover Niagara Shuttle an easy way to get to Old Fort Niagara so their kids could see the fort. “My birthday is coming up,” said Erin Martin of Hopewell, Ohio, traveling with her husband Lee and their two children, Emma, 13, and Charley, 12. “This is my present,” she said of her family’s vacation to the region.
From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
Tourists can enjoy free trolley rides in Niagara Falls – starting today.
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is providing the service to visitors at participating hotels.
The service runs via the Niagara Falls Blvd. and Pine Avenue bus route. Service will be available only on weekends in may and from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of the year, but will be a seven day week service from June 1 to Oct. 31.
From Buffalo Business First:
An expanded Niagara Falls, Ont., people-mover system could be ready for tourists by next spring.
Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci said he is confident that a few remaining issues, mostly centered on financing the rubber-tired trolleys, can be worked out in the next few weeks with his own city council, as well as the Niagara Parks Commission. Agreements with both should be in hand within the next month.
If approved, 27 trolleys will run continuous loops from the Brock Monument near the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge to Rapidsview Parking Lot near Marineland amusement park. They would cover the nearly 10-mile-long loop during the peak tourism months – from late April through October – and then operate smaller routes during the winter months.
The trolleys would stop at virtually every major attraction and many hotels in Niagara Falls.
Read more: Bigger N.F., Ont. trolley planned – Business First of Buffalo