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April Green is a real estate professional with Duncan Real Estate Inc.,

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Fed chair ready to raise rates at own pace

WASHINGTON – Dec. 3, 2015 – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Wednesday the Fed is all but certain to raise interest rates this month for the first time in nearly a decade, saying that gains in the economy and labor market have met the central bank's goals.

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Anna Maria Island Trolley

The Anna Maria Island Trolley is free! It’s a wonderful way to tour the island in the sun.


Travel to and from your favorite Anna Maria Island restaurants and shops. Some of the Anna Maria Island trolleys offers air-conditioned seating while others offer open-air seating. You can even load your bike on racks at the front of the trolleys.


The trolley connects with both the MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) system serving the greater Bradenton area, and the SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) system. The trolley connects to the MCAT at Manatee Public Beach, and to the SCAT at Coquina Beach just before the Longboat Key Bridge.

Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule


The trolley travels daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The trolley runs in 20-minute intervals between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., and 30 minute-intervals from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. At Coquina Beach, the trolley waits about three minutes before continuing the route.

CLICK HERE for Current Trolley Schedule.

Anna Maria Island Trolley Route


The trolley travels daily from Anna Maria City Pier (at the northern tip of Anna Maria Island) to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach (at the southern tip of Anna Maria Island). In Holmes Beach, the trolley runs north on Marina Drive and south on Gulf Drive. Gulf Drive is the main north-south route on the island, and the only road that runs the entire length of the island.

Anna Maria Island Trolley Stops


Anna Maria Island trolley stops have a green trolley sign, and most stops offer covered seating while you wait. Trolley stops are about 2-4 blocks apart along the island. The three main trolley stops are: Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach, and Coquina Beach.


Visit the Anna Maria Island Trolley Facebook Page.

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Anna Maria Island Restaurants

Anna Maria Island boasts award-winning restaurants, cafes, tiki bars, and bistros.


National magazines have recognized Anna Maria Island as a hotspot for spectacular waterfront restaurants with superb ambiance, cuisine, and service. Whether you’re looking for romantic candlelight dining or casual beach faire, Anna Maria Island Restaurants offer exceptional choices.


Anna Maria Island restaurants feature fresh seafood with the catch of the day, including grouper, red snapper, mullet and blue crab. Gourmet cuisine includes British, French, German, Italian, Asian, Spanish, and more. If you’re in the mood for burgers or barbecue, Holmes Beach is the place to be.

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