Media Contact: Katie King
Santa Rosa Island Authority will launch their free, open-air trolley
service along Pensacola Beach this Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday, May
The 2023 Pensacola Beach Island Trolley, operated by Escambia
County Area Transit, will run daily from 4 p.m. to midnight through
Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4.
The trolleys help alleviate traffic congestion by allowing
visitors to park anywhere and have a convenient way to tour the whole island.
trolleys will operate concurrently, running three routes. The eastern
route runs from Casino Beach to Portofino, the western route runs from Casino
Beach to Park West near the entrance gate to Gulf Islands National Seashore,
and the commercial core route runs from Casino Beach to Grand Marlin with stops
occurring along the new access road and at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.
The energy-efficient, open-air trolleys run on clean diesel fuel
and are outfitted with a GPS device that electronically tracks its location,
updating its position every 30 seconds.
Visitors can access the real-time trolley schedule four
- Visit the “Trolley Tracker” at visitpensacolabeach.com/trolleytracker
- Call 850-602-9384 and enter the trolley stop number
- Text SRIA (space) and the trolley stop number to 41411
- Scan the QR code posted at each trolley stop with a
The trolley system, funded by the SRIA, is free to all riders. To
see a map of all trolley stop locations, or for more information, go to visitpensacolabeach.com/trolley-information/.
Beach is owned by Escambia County, Fla., and is under the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA). The SRIA was
created by the Florida legislature in 1947 under Chapter 24500. The SRIA does
not receive tax support from the taxpayers of the county. It is fully funded
from lease fees collected from business and residences on the beach. The SRIA
board is made up of six members; five are named by members of the Escambia
County Board of Commissioners whose term is the same as the commissioner who
appointed them. Registered voters on Pensacola Beach elect the sixth member.
The elected member’s term is two years.