FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If it weren't for the Sun Trolley, I'd still be able to get around on the county bus, but my trips would be less convenient and less safe.
Unlike the county bus, which basically drops you off on the side of the road and leaves you to cross many busy lanes of traffic where cars just zoom right by, the Sun Trolley is much more safe and convenient. It's almost like having your own personal red and yellow chauffeur.
I utilize Sun Trolley's Galt Ocean Link Route on a regular basis. It takes me right into the Coral Ridge Mall so I can shop at Publix, right to my bank on A1A so I can make a deposit, and right to Holy Cross hospital so I can take a test or get a checkup. It even takes me right to the Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center where I can play bingo and occasionally talk to the people who run the Sun Trolley, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association - a nonprofit organization.
As a 76-year-old Floridian, I have to be more careful and the convenience provided by the Sun Trolley helps me do that.
Even the people and the socializing are better on the Sun Trolley.
I see a lot of the friends who ride the Sun Trolley all the time. Even the drivers make it a worthwhile ride by interacting with the riders. They're very friendly.
It's a fantastic service we wouldn't want to lose, but we have to make sure we use it. I keep telling the people who live in my building that – use it or we will lose it. I ride for free but the service is so good, so important to me, I'd be willing to give up some of my limited funds to use it if more money was needed to help run it.
I just hope more of my neighbors realize how great this service is and start riding. Until then, I'll keep doing my part to get more people to grab a seat on my red and yellow chauffeur.
To track the trolleys (IN REAL-TIME!) along any of the seven routes simply download the award-winning Sun Trolley Tracker App. This mobile app for Android and iPhone users, provides real time location of all trolleys.
To download printable route maps, the mobile app or to learn more visit www.suntrolley.com or call (954) 761-3543. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.
ABOUT TMA (Transportation Management Association)
Serving Fort Lauderdale's residents and visitors since 1993, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA) manages the Sun Trolley and administers the community bus service of the City of Fort Lauderdale. In addition to managing seven routes, TMA oversees a carpooling service with incentives for employees who elect to carpool, connects Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods to Broward County Transit and TriRail, and coordinates employee transit programs in local businesses. For more info visit www.suntrolley.com.
CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 271-4666 ext 0 [email protected]
SOURCE Sun Trolley