A&E News, March 25 


?Central Arkansas is notoriously ill suited for drinking and getting home safely. Public transportation doesn't go late. There aren't many cabs. Everything's spread out. Which is where Friday Night Safe Ride Trolley aims to fill a void.

Last Friday, the service kicked off on Kavanaugh, outside of The Fountain at 7:30 p.m. In a 40-passenger bus designed to look like a trolley, Safe Ride carted some 20 people to and from downtown until the wee hours of the morning, landing in the River Market on every hour and returning to Hillcrest on every half hour, until 2:30 a.m.

OutOntheRock.com's Wally Waller is heading up the venture. Groups going out on the town are his target, he said last week.
To that end, the initial price structure is aimed at what he called “viral opinion leaders.” In other words, people who like to go out a lot and have a lot of friends. A $30 membership affords monthly access. Friends of members ride for $10 per night as do out of town visitors, who are referred to the trolley by their hotel.

Waller said he anticipates everything in the business — the pricing, the route, the number of trolleys operating, the days of the week he runs the service — to evolve as he gets more feedback from the market.

Catch updates on Safe Ride via twitter.com/outontherock.

Canadian tween superduperstar Justin Bieber is coming to Verizon Arena on July 29 with opening act Sean Kingston. Tickets, which range from $31.50 to $51.50, go on sale Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m. via all Ticketmaster outlets.

John Prine, who inspired drunken hordes to whistle tirelessly last time he played Robinson Center Music Hall, returns on June 4. Tickets, which range from $48.45 to $59.25, are on sale now via Ticketmaster.


From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Arkansas Times Staff

Most Shared

  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Latest in A&E News

Event Calendar

« »


  1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Most Recent Comments


© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation