“Old Pueblo Trolley (OPT) is an all-volunteer, non-profit, operating transit museum which restores historic electric streetcars and buses and operates trolleys on University Blvd. and Fourth Avenue when volunteers are available: Friday night, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday afternoon. Restoration is dependent on donations and grants; operating expenses are met by fares and memberships in the organization.”
SCHEDULE OF SERVICE:
Friday: 6 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: Noon to Midnight
Sunday: Noon to 6 pm
Adults: $1.25 each way/$3.00 all day pass
Children, 6-12 yrs.: 75¢ each way/$2.00 all day pass
Sunday special: All patrons, all ages, 25¢ each trip
All types of volunteers are needed at the Old Pueblo Trolley (click here: http://www.oldpueblotrolley.org/volunteer.htm). They especially need trolley operators right now, which requires a class B Commercial Drivers Licence with Air Brakes and Passenger endorsements. If you know of someone who qualifies please have them contact the Old Pueblo Trolley contacts listed below.
Where can you help out?
There are more than 35 categories of possibilities where Volunteers can benefit Old Pueblo Trolley. Some of these are:
* Track Maintenance
* Operating historical trolley cars and buses
* Dispatching at the trolley barn
* Serving as a conductor on trolley cars
* Are available in the trolley barn area and on the vehicles to provide information and a historical perspective to what we do and why
* Old Pueblo Trolley Inc. publishes a monthly newsletter entitled “Livewire” which is mailed to all members and Volunteers. “Livewire” keeps our Volunteer Team up to date on activities and scheduled events.
* We also publish a quarterly newsletter entitled “Trolley Tracks” which is distributed to members and Volunteers. “Trolley Tracks” is mailed to other historical transportation museums and interested organizations to keep them up-to-date on Old Pueblo Trolleys activities.
Trolley operators, conductors, dispatchers, and docents are needed during these operating hours. Charters and educational sessions during the week require similar Volunteer staffing.
Restoration and maintenance activities are normally scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays although these activities can be accomplished when Volunteers are available.
To volunteer contact the Volunteer Coordinator at OPTvolunteers@cox.net or fill out and email the volunteer application form online. To volunteer or for comments and suggestions about their Web site, you can also contact Stephen Dix at WebmasterOPT@cox.net. Questions about being a trolley operator should be directed to Tom Macon at 520-306-7675.
They invite you to also become a member and financial supporter of Old Pueblo Trolley and help them in their mission to preserve and operate historic streetcars and buses in Tucson. To become a member, contact Tony Haswell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gene Caywood at email@example.com.