FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sun Trolley is expanding service on its Galt Link Route so residents and tourists alike can enjoy all that Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea have to offer!
On November 17, 2015 the Fort Lauderdale City Commission unanimously voted to extend the Sun Trolley's Galt Link Route to Washingtonia Avenue in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. The new service will begin on December 1, 2015.
"This change will be a win-win-win," said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association that manages the Sun Trolley. "Residents and tourists will be able to enjoy world-class shopping, sparkling beaches, and outdoor recreational activities that both destinations offer, the business community will experience opportunities for economic development, and the walkability and livability in both the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will be enhanced."
Sun Trolley passengers can utilize the Galt Link service on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and take it to the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge Mall, Broward County Library, as well as the restaurants and shops in close proximity to the Anglin Fishing Pier.
"We are thrilled to welcome the Sun Trolley to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea," said Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Commissioner Mark Brown. "Between the Pelican Hopper's daily route and the Sun Trolley's expanded service, residents and tourists in both cities have two free and convenient options to travel to and from our two great cities."
To celebrate the expansion of the Sun Trolley service into Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, the Sun Trolley will participate in the annual Christmas By The Sea holiday event on December 2, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The annual tree lighting in Anglin's Square will occur at 6:15 p.m. in the midst of a festive yuletide market offering great gift items, stocking stuffers and delicious food. In keeping with the Town's tradition, Santa will arrive atop a fire truck and listen merrily to children's Christmas wishes.
Sun Trolley route modifications are determined by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission. The Commission also voted to withdraw service from Broward Health Imperial Point and Holy Cross Hospital since ridership has underperformed operating standards for two years, which jeopardizes funding for the entire route. Broward County Transit already provides bus service to Broward Health Imperial Point and the Pelican Hopper provides service to Holy Cross Hospital.
ABOUT THE SUN TROLLEY
The Sun Trolley is a free "Wave 'n' Ride" service. Passengers simply wave at the driver from anywhere along the route to board and then let the driver know when they would like to disembark. Passengers are encouraged to download the free Sun Trolley Tracker App on their smartphone to track the trolleys (and the Pelican Hopper!) in real-time.
To download printable route maps and learn more visit www.suntrolley.com or call 954-TROLLEY. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.
ABOUT TMA (Transportation Management Association)
Founded in 1992, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA), a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, manages the Sun Trolley and the Riverwalk Water Trolley. Approximately 50,000 passengers per month utilize the TMA's nine routes connecting residents, tourists and working professionals from Fort Lauderdale's neighborhoods to Broward County Transit and Tri-Rail as well as destinations such as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale beach, Broward County Courthouse and the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. TMA services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin. For more information, visit www.suntrolley.com or call 954-TROLLEY.
CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 732-0754 (or) [email protected]
SOURCE Sun Trolley