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Representative Organizes New Year's Eve Trolley

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Those planning to bring in the new year with a night out on the town have the means to do so safely.

Representative Toby Barker said for years the public  have been requesting some sort of public transportation on New Year's Eve.  This year, he's making it happen.

The Hattiesburg Convention Commission is allowing its trolley to be used as a free shuttle from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Several restaurants came together to donate funds for the gas and driver. They include:  Keg & Barrel, Patio 44, Brewsky's, Mugshots, Branch, Mahogany Bar and Skylight Lounge.

Barker says this comes in response to the dynamic growth for music and dining Hattiesburg has seen over the last few years...

"On New Year's Eve, people like to go out," Barker said.  "They like to meet up with friends. They often go to several destinations throughout the evening. We want to make sure that they can enjoy everything hattiesburg has to offer, but to do that very safely."

The trolley will start at 40th Ave. and travel North via Hardy Street to downtown.  Then it will go West and take a right onto Hwy. 49 then down 4th Street to Patio 44 and back to 40th Ave.

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