In keeping with tradition, the trolley participated in the annual Memorial Day Parade and then began its seasonal routine service on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The Trolley will run through Sunday, November 10; easy to remember, the Trolley runs between Memorial Day and Veterans Day annually. The schedule may be accessed with the link below. Fares are $2/ adults and $1/seniors/disabled/children under 13 years of age.
This year we embark on a new theme as the Trolley becomes a Museum Shuttle connecting Philipstown with Beacon and the richest of historical and art venues in the Hudson River Valley. Putnam County Executive is excited that the highlight of the 2019 route includes Magazzino. “I am encouraged by this partnership and believe this will increase ridership and support our local businesses. Magazzino Co-Founders “Giorgio Spanu and Nancy Olnick” have contributed a cultural asset to Putnam County and I am thrilled that we will be able to increase access to Magazzino on the trolley’s 2019 route.” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell.
The trolley is a uniquely charming experience and has a thrill of its own often captivating young children who are excited by the “clang of the bell” or visitors from near and far who can enjoy the scenic and historical beauty the region has to offer in the comfort of an air-conditioned ride. The stops and schedule areas are in the link below.
Transportation Manager Vincent Tamagna said, “Putnam County is excited that ridership doubled in 2018. Connecting with Manitoga’s reserved tours of the home of Russell Wright (Dragon Rock), the Putnam History Museum, Boscobel, DIA, and Madam Brett Museum there is a strong focus of the rich sites Cold Spring, Garrison and Beacon have to offer. In the future the United States Military Academy at West Point’s restoration of the Warner House Museum and Education Center at Constitution Island will also find itself on tour with the Constitution Island Association. The newly branded Museum shuttle now includes Magazzino with thousands of interested visitors, which will surely boost ridership, and build a thriving regional transportation connector to Metro-North Railroad and our Main Street. The future of the Trolley is exciting as we continue to develop plans based on the partnership with local sites, municipalities and our business community. The schedule may be found at the Putnam County website under transportation or the attached link