Joplin suspends Sunshine Lamp Trolley Service

JOPLIN, Mo. – The city of Joplin says it has canceled trolley service until April 6th. The city’s MAPS transportation bus will continue to provide “curb-to-curb” service for residents. This service operates on a pre-scheduled basis to residents of the greater Joplin metropolitan area. Residents schedule rides to pick them up from and take them to any destination within the MAPS operating boundaries.

The city’s Public Transportation Coordinator notes that the city has declared a state of emergency and residents are encouraged to stay home if possible but also recognized there are still transportation needs within the community. “We understand citizens may need to go to medical appointments, their employer, or a grocery store,” he said. “MAPS can help serve these needs, while still providing the social distancing that is recommended during this time.”

Residents should call the MAPS office at 417-626-8607 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule a MAPS ride. The MAPS building will remain closed to the public until April 6.

This suspension will be reevaluated near the end of the period to determine if it’s still warranted.