Trolley extending evening hours


The Breeze trolley service will operate significantly later this season, according to executive director of Mary Lou Franzoni.

Trolley service resumed April 1 on Hilton Head with a significantly later schedule than last year. Trolleys run 1-10:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Last season, the trolleys were on the road from 9 a.m. until mid-evening, but ridership in the mornings was significantly lower than expected. Palmetto Breeze operates the two trolleys, which will run until Oct. 15 this year. The trolleys start mid-island at Shelter Cove and head toward Coligny Beach, with stops along the way. This season, stops have been added at The Village at Wexford, the Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort, Captain Woody’s on Target Road and the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s hospitality campus.

Rides are $1, and Franzoni said passengers can download the Breeze Pass and Catch the Breeze apps to store payments and track the trolley.