Hollywood starting trolley service April 30
Beginning April 30th, the new Hollywood Trolley will make getting around Hollywood Beach and Downtown a breeze. Visitors and residents can board the trolley at more than a dozen convenient locations near Hollywood’s major activity and parking areas and explore the many things to see and do in Hollywood. From dining and cultural activities in historic Downtown Hollywood; to exploring nature at Anne Kolb Nature Center and North Beach Park; to oceanfront dining, shopping and recreation along Hollywood’s famous beachfront Broadwalk, you’ll see why Hollywood has been named an All-America City and one of Fodor’s Best Beaches for families.
The Hollywood Trolley will begin operating with a community celebration and launch event on Friday, April 30 from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at the Trolley Transfer Station located in the parking area adjacent to the Maurice Connell Parking Garage, 350 Johnson Street, on Hollywood Beach. Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober and members of the City Commission will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. to welcome trolley riders and participate in a trolley treasure hunt. The event will feature music and prizes for treasure hunt participants.
The Hollywood Trolley provides a new public transportation service to improve mobility, enhance the visitor experience and ease parking demand and traffic congestion. This new service is funded through a Public Transport Service Development Grant from the Florida Department of Transportation with matching funds from the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency and its funding partners: City of Hollywood, Broward County, Children’s Services Council and South Broward Hospital District.
About the Hollywood Trolley
- Transportation service for Residents and Visitors
- Operates every Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 10pm
- Departs approximately every 30 minutes from over a dozen stops on Hollywood beach and historic downtown
- $1 per ride/per person – riders will pay on-board the trolley
- Children age 5 and under ride FREE
- Trolley Hotline:
- Email us at
Hollywood Trolley Routes
The Hollywood Trolley offers three service line routes with colorful trolley stop signs to identify each.
South Beach Line
- Johnson Street, Arizona Street, Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort, Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
North Beach Line
- Johnson Street, Garfield Street Parking Garage, Hollywood Beach Marriott, North Beach Park, Anne Kolb Nature Center, West Lake Park, DeSoto Street
Beach to Downtown Line
- Johnson Street , 19th Avenue Parking Garage, Anniversary Park, 20th Avenue Parking Garage, ArtsPark at Young Circle
- Town hall meeting March 18 on Hollywood Beach
- New Community Bus Service in Ft. Lauderdale
- New director for Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency
- 95 Express Miramar Bus Service Inaugural Ceremony January 10
- Hollywood celebrating Martin Luther King Day all weekend
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The trolley makes it very convenient for those of us who fly south as opposed to driving when grocery shopping, dining out or just exploring with only one complaint. On Thursday the 03rd of February I was at the downtown “P” stop on the hour but there never was a 02:15 bus. At 02:45 there were two city buses blocking the stop so the trolley just sailed on by while I sat at the “Trolley Stops Here” bench. I ended up waiting for over an hour before I finnally was able to get on the 03:15 bus. To make matters worse I was standing at the “G” stop on the hour in order to catch the north beach trolley. It was just after 05:00, daylight and I was the only person at the “Trolley Stops Here” sign watching as the trolley turned right onto Ocean Blvd from Johnson St. and headed toward me. In plain sight I raised my arm to signal the driver….and watched as the trolley drove right past me! This was my only negative experience with what is otherwise a great idea, but two days in a row? That was a bit much.