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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Nashua launching new summer recreation bus route

NASHUA – The city is piloting a new bus route that will bring passengers to popular summer recreation spots in the city. Rides will be free for children.

From July 7-Aug. 22, a trolley from the Nashua Transit System equipped with a bike rack will carry passengers of all ages to locations including Greeley Park, Lincoln Park, Mine Falls Park, the Main Dunstable fields and Foster Square, a small green space at the intersection of Lock and Whitney streets. ...

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NASHUA – The city is piloting a new bus route that will bring passengers to popular summer recreation spots in the city. Rides will be free for children.

From July 7-Aug. 22, a trolley from the Nashua Transit System equipped with a bike rack will carry passengers of all ages to locations including Greeley Park, Lincoln Park, Mine Falls Park, the Main Dunstable fields and Foster Square, a small green space at the intersection of Lock and Whitney streets.

The trolley also will make stops at Rotary Pool and Centennial Pool and at buildings run by several Nashua organizations, including the Nashua Police Athletic League, YMCA of Greater Nashua, the Nashua Public Library, Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

The trolley service will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Rides will be free for all children ages 6-18 whose parents register for the service with the city. Children who receive a bus pass also will be entitled to free rides on all Nashua Transit System bus routes throughout the summer.

“This bus service is a perfect opportunity for kids, families and individuals to stay active and enjoy some of the wonderful recreational activities the city has to offer,” Mayor Donnalee Lozeau said in an announcement from the city.

The city will hire a bus monitor to watch children taking the trolley as part of the pilot, although the city won’t be providing any additional supervision on other bus routes, or at recreational sites.

Parents must sign a release form and provide emergency contact information for their children in order to register for free passes. Parents can sign up for the program at the Division of Public Health and Community Services at 18 Mulberry St.; at the city’s Transit Center at 30 Elm St.; or at the Parks and Recreation Department at 100 Concord St.

For more information about the new bus route, visit www.nashuanh.gov or contact Allison Cote from the Division of Public Health and Community Services at 589-4547 or by email at cotea@nashuanh.gov.