Fort Lauderdale, FL(December 7, 2018) – The Sun Trolleywill implement route changes starting Friday, December 7, 2018 to continue to meet rider demand during high-performing service periods. Serving approximately 30,000 riders per month, the Sun Trolley operates a total of six routes and one Riverwalk Water Trolley route.
“Ensuring we continue to serve riders as efficiently as possible 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.”
Starting December 7, 2018, the following changes will be implemented:
- The Beach Linkand Las Olas Linkwill both run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Beach Linkwill continue to operate daily. The Las Olas Linkwill operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Monday service on the Las Olas Linkwill be eliminated.
- The Downtown Linkwill run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
- The Airport Link will be temporarily suspended.
- One of the two vehicles currently assigned to the Sun Trolley’s Neighborhood Linkwill be eliminated. The remaining vehicle’s schedule will be adjusted to operate from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on weekdays
- TheNW Community Linkroute, which provides connectivity to the Fort Lauderdale Tri-Rail Station and Broward County Transit’s Central Terminal, will be slightly modified to include access to NE 7 Avenue between NE 6 Street and NE 4 Street and additional access along Sistrunk Boulevard. The schedule for NW Community Linkwill remain unchanged, operating weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 7:20 p.m.
“We anticipate our riders will continue to use the Sun Trolley to travel within Fort Lauderdale and use it as a first and last-mile connector to reach destinations throughout the tri-county area,” said Chiarelli. “Once the funding from the one- cent transportation surtax becomes available, we will be re-evaulating these service modifications and will consider further expanding our service offerings.”
Trolley service is free, with the exception of the Beach Linkand Las Olas Link, which cost just $1 per ride or $3 for an all-day pass.