The Concord Trolley pilot project results

December 15, 2022

The Concord Trolley pilot project ended November 13th with a total ridership of nearly 950 rides given for an average of about 50 per week over the course of the pilot which began in early July. The pilot project ($100,000 provided through ARPA funding) provided valuable data and showed how people can travel to Concord’s historic tourist destinations and economic centers without the need for a car. Through the four- month pilot there were more than 220 rides which began or ended at the MBTA Commuter Rail station in the Thoreau Depot. These are passengers who were not using cars which helps to relieve traffic, parking, and carbon emissions. We are thrilled with the success of the Concord Trolley pilot project and look forward with hope to continuation of the Concord Trolley in the future and are actively seeking funding.