But competitors worry the new line could put taxis and tip-encouraged carts out of business. Though fares and advertising pay up to 40 percent of the Jolley Trolley's expenses, the service receives $500,000 a year in city and PSTA grants.
"I can't help feeling like we're competing against all of Pinellas County government," Gibertoni said. "This is an all-out assault on private transportation."
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