Fort Lauderdale, FL(December 6, 2018) – The Sun Trolleywill implement route changes starting this Friday, December 7, 2018 to meet the demands of its riders during peak hours. Serving approximately 30,000 riders per month, the Sun Trolley operates a total of six routes and one water trolley route. 

“Ensuring we serve riders as efficiently as possible during peak times is a top priority,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association. “The ultimate goal is to meet the unique needs of our community and ensure the trolleys remain our neighbors’ first choice when it comes to car-free transportation options in and around greater Fort Lauderdale.” 

On December 7, 2018 the Sun Trolley’s Neighborhood Link, which connects riders along West Broward Boulevard to key destinations such as ChildNet, LifeNet Cooperative Feeding and the African American Research Library, will eliminate one of the vehicles currently assigned to it and will adjust its current schedule. The Neighborhood Link will now operate from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.The NW Community Link, providing connectivity to Tri-Rail as well as the Northwest and 7thAvenue Health Centers, is slightly modifying its route to travel to Victory Park Shoppes.

Additionally the Beach Linkwill run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Las Olas Linkwill eliminate Monday service and operate from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Downtown Linkwill run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Airport Link will be temporarily suspended starting this Friday, December 7, 2018. 

 “We hope these slight modifications will continue to build our ridership and exceed the expectations of our current riders,” said Robyn Chiarelli. “Also, once the funding from the penny sales tax becomes available, we will be re-evaluating these service modifications to determine their effectiviness and consider expanding peak service offerings.” 

With the exception of the Beach and Las Olas Links, trolley service is free.