Sunshine Lamp Trolley to suspend services beginning Nov. 28

Joplin makes changes to its public transportation program
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JOPLIN, Mo. – The City of Joplin today announced a reduction of public transportation options for Joplin residents starting Nov. 28.

At that time, the Sunshine Lamp Trolley service will be suspended until further notice and riders will be referred to the MAPS service that provides curb-to-curb service.

City officials say the change comes due to a shortage of drivers.

“It is unfortunate that we have to reduce this service,” said City Manager Nick Edwards. “We are working to increase our applicant pool by working with area schools and training facilities that teach these skills to individuals. Although the stringent qualifications, as well as the low unemployment rate, are a challenge, we are focusing our efforts to allow us to renew the Trolley Service when conditions are more favorable.”

MAPS service is currently available in Joplin, Carterville, Webb City, Duenweg, Oronogo, and Duquesne.

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