Follow-ups: Jolly Trolleys

       An article in the Aug. 19 Westside Pioneer noted that the two Jolly Trolley buses, which carried thousands of riders between the Westside and Manitou Springs in the 1980s and '90s, had been relegated to uncovered outdoor storage in the Manitou Springs Public Works yard, where they were being parted out for other vehicles and showing signs of weathering. Manitou Mayor Marcy Morrison said recently the city was unable to find funds in its 2005 budget to restore the hand-customized, open-air machines. They remain uncovered this winter, as shown in a photo taken this week. The interior of the bus on the left is evidently being used as an ad hoc shed.

Westside Pioneer article