The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) hopes to alleviate traffic congestion for the Pensacola Beach Air Show by increasing public transportation options along the island on Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8.
On Friday, July 7, the SRIA’s three, free open-air trolleys will begin transporting customers starting at 9 a.m. to Casino Beach from Park East, located at lot 29.5 along CR 399 approximately 1.5 miles east of the Portofino Resort towers, and Park West, located at lot 21N on Fort Pickens Road just before the entrance to the National Seashore park. The trolleys will resume normal operations Friday at 5 p.m. until midnight.
On Saturday, July 8, the SRIA will have 10 buses in addition to the three open-air trolleys running along the island. Service will begin Saturday at 6 a.m. Eight buses will depart from Park West and five buses will depart from Park East. Both routes will travel back and forth to Casino Beach throughout the day Saturday. Busing service ends at 6 p.m. Saturday and the three open-air trolleys will resume normal operations again at 5 p.m. until midnight.
Passengers will only be picked up and dropped off at the SRIA’s designated trolley stops.
The three open-air trolleys will resume normal operations again at 5 p.m. and the busing services will end at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Santa Rosa Island Authority provides the free trolleys and Escambia County Area Transit does the expert driving. More information can be found at www.visitpensacolabeach.com/trolley-information.
The remaining 2017 trolley schedule is as follows:
*May 26 – September 4: runs DAILY from 5 p.m. to midnight
*September 8 – October 1: runs FRI, SAT, SUN from 5 p.m. to midnight
The 2017 Pensacola Beach Air Show will begin around noon on Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8.