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Pigeon Forge cuts ribbon on new Trolley Mass Transit facility

Pigeon Forge ribbon cutting
From left to right, Pigeon Forge Vice Mayor Kevin McClure, TDOT Transit Oversight Manager Brian Higdon, TDOT Transit Programs Manager Kaitlyn McClanahan, Pigeon Forge Mass Transit Director Lynn Wilhoite, City Manager Earlene Teaster, Mayor David Wear, City Commissioner Jay Ogle, architecture Mike Smelcer, and Assistant City Manager Eric Brackins.

Officials with the city of Pigeon Forge and TDOT cut the ribbon on the new Pigeon Forge Mass Transit Facility as part of grand opening celebrations for the $5.4 million project. The facility is located at the city’s Patriot Park near the Old Mill and is designed to improve efficiency of the city’s trolley transit system. The more than 20,000-square-foot facility includes 10 new trolley births and a dedicated lane of traffic for trolley loading and unloading. Pigeon Forge operates the third-largest rural transit system in the U.S. and transports more than 3 million riders on six routes annually with routes running year-round.