Sun Trolley Welcomes New Executive Director, Robyn Chiarelli, Recent Recipient of the 2014 Women In Transportation Award

Dec 02, 2014, 17:30 ET from Sun Trolley

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA), which administers the Sun Trolley and the Riverwalk Water Trolley, is pleased to announce the hiring of their new Executive Director, Robyn Chiarelli, the 2014 WTS South Florida Chapter Woman of the Year.

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The WTS South Florida Chapter's Woman of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding female role model in transportation. Chiarelli was honored with this award at the WTS South Florida Chapter awards banquet on November 6, 2014.

Prior to joining the Sun Trolley team, Chiarelli worked for more than seven years with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), first as Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for South Florida Commuter Services, then as Project Manager for District 4. During her tenure as Project Manager, she administered the South Florida Commuter Services and School Pool Programs across a five-county region, oversaw the operation of 30 Park & Ride lots, managed the I-95 and I-595 Express Bus Programs, and spearheaded the Fare Interoperability Project across the entire state.

"With her years of experience working in the field of transportation, Robyn is an ideal fit for this position," said Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA Board Chair, Alan Hooper, "and we are excited to welcome her to the team."

Chiarelli is active in the transportation industry, having served in numerous leadership positions for FDOT, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)/Tri-Rail, and the South Florida Education Center Transportation Management Association. She also holds numerous accolades, including a Prudential-Davis Productivity Award. 

"We are confident that Robyn will accomplish our vision of advancing the economic vitality of Fort Lauderdale by providing connections to jobs, education and businesses," said Hooper.

Chiarelli was selected to fill the role of Executive Director after Patricia Coyle Zeiler, who served as Executive Director for the organization for five years, resigned.  To connect with Robyn Chiarelli, call (954) 761-3543 or email her at

ABOUT TMA (Transportation Management Association)
Founded in 1993, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA), a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, manages the Sun Trolley and the Riverwalk Water Trolley. Approximately 40,000 passengers per month utilize the Sun Trolley which operates seven 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 Mall. In addition, the DFLTMA assists with coordinating employee transit programs for local businesses. For more information visit

CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 732-0754 (or)

SOURCE Sun Trolley