Ojai Trolley: Use It Or Lose It

By Sondra Murphy

Residents of the Ojai Valley tend to be vocal about resource sustainability, traffic and air quality and public transit methods figure largely into the equation. Yet ridership on the Ojai Trolley Service remains low and public funding that helps support the system has taken cuts that threaten the viability of the program. “What happened is our gasoline sales tax and federal funding both disappeared,” Ojai Public Works director Mike Culver told the City Council in March. These significant cuts in both state and federal funding have forced local

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