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FINDING WAITING PLACE IS TOUGH FOR TROLLEY RIDERS

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While everyone agrees it provides a needed service, no one wants to play host to the trolley plying between Lagoon and downtown Farmington.

The free summer trolley, operated by UTA, shuttles between the amusement park entrance and the downtown UTA bus stops. Most of its riders are young people, teenagers and younger, who have ridden buses from Ogden or Salt Lake to go to Lagoon.In between pickups, crowds of youths wait at the trolley stop, occasionally creating problems for nearby businesses. Store owners have complained about loitering, blocking doors, shoplifting, and occasional fights.

The pickup point has been moved once and the Farmington City Council, which subsidizes the service with a $2,000 donation annually, is looking for a better route and transfer point for the trolley.

UTA officials agreed to moving it once this summer but are reluctant to move it again because they have advertised its location and the summer season is waning, city manager Max Forbush said Wednesday.

But the city will reopen negotiations on the route and pickup point next year, Forbush said, while reminding UTA and Lagoon officials that it helps support the service financially.