Upcoming Community Events Affecting Sun Trolley Links

Name of Event: Repair on Las Olas

Date: December 4-9, 2016

Time: All day, every day, for the week

Route that will be affected? Las Olas on Monday 12/5 and Friday 12/9 

What streets does this event affect specifically? Eastbound Las Olas Boulevard between S.E. 3rd and S.E. 4th Avenues is being closed for a sewer main repair beginning Sunday, December 4th at 6 p.m. through Friday, December 9th at 5 p.m.

 

Name of Event: Sailboat Bend Art Festival

Date:  December 10, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas and Airport

What streets does this event affect specifically? Closing SW 2nd Street between SW 5th and 4th Ave. (In front of the Museum of Discovery and Science)

 

Name of Event: Fast Town Experience Ft. Lauderdale

Date: January 21,2017

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Route that will be affected?  Las Olas

What streets does this event affect specifically? On Las Olas SE 6th Ave west to SE 3rd

 

Name of Event: 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Jan 2017, March 2017)

Date: Sat and Sun- Jan 7/8 2017, and Mar 4/5 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas

What streets does this event affect specifically? Las Olas from SE 6th – SE 11th Ave

Sun Trolley’s Robyn Chiarelli Talks About the Beach & Las Olas Link

Sun Trolley’s Robyn Chiarelli talks about the Beach and Las Olas Link and how guests can make their way around Fort Lauderdale in an easy and efficient way, by using the free tracker app and the Wave ‘n’ Ride system.

Water Trolley Photo Sharing Contest – Prizes Available!

The Water Trolley is hosting a Photo Sharing Contest with theGOapp and a winner is picked every two weeks to win gift cards to local restaurants!

How do you enter the Photo Sharing Contest?

  1. Download “theGOapp”
  2. Click on [SELFIES=$] and select Riverwalk Water Trolley
  3. Take a fun or scenic picture on or with the Water Trolley
  4. SHARE your best image and use #WaterTrolley

It’s that easy! If your image is selected as a winner, you will be notified. The more you share, the greater the chance of winning.

Sun Trolley Transports Veterans to Tap 42 on Veterans Day – Post Event Wrap Up

On November 10, 2016, in celebration of Veterans Day 2016, the Sun Trolley transported 25 Veterans from the tri-county area to Tap 42 to celebrate and honor their service to our country. The trolley, carrying veterans from six wars, was accompanied by a seven unit police escort. “Serving and Honoring our Veterans and active duty military is such an honorable and much needed responsibility that we all need to do more of. I think all of our partners did a tremendous job of that,” said Ryan Paton of Honor Flight South Florida. Honor Flight South Florida, a local non-profit organization with ZERO paid staff, raised $5,240. That $5,240 that will go DIRECTLY to getting 14 more local WWII Veterans on the trip of their life to their $200 Million dollar memorial in Washington, D.C.

Honor Flight South Florida, is a local nonprofit organization focused on one goal: to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices at zero cost to the veterans.

Water Trolley Extending Service for Boat Show

The Water Trolley service hours will be expanded to help support transportation for the boat show.

The Water Trolley will be operating through the 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. break period today, November 3, 2016.

On Nov 4, 5, 6, and 7 (Friday through Monday), we will provide continuous service from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. without any break periods.

Costumes & Cocktails – Just 4 Kids Foundation

Join the Just 4 Kids Foundation for their Costumes & Cocktails event – Just 4 Kids Halloween Trolley Run! The trolley run will start at Stache Drinking Den.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Stache Drinking Den

109 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Costumes are a must! There will be prizes!

Grand prize for the Best Dressed Group

Grand prize for the Best Individual Costume

50/50 Raffle & Hard Rock Guitar Gift Basket

Price: $35.00 per person * Food, Entertainment & Cash Bar

Purchase tickets at www.Just4KidsCharity.org. To see the event flyer, click here.

Sun Trolley Stationed at Right Place, Right Time to Help Fort Lauderdale’s Most Vulnerable

Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 7, 2016) – On Friday, October 7, 2016, in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, four Sun Trolley vehicles came to the aid of more than 75 individuals in Fort Lauderdale. With the storm remaining off shore and no longer a threat to Fort Lauderdale, many were in need of reverse evacuation services. The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA), which administers Sun Trolley operations, dispatched these vehicles to transport individuals from the Rock Island Elementary / Arthur Ashe Middle School shelter back to their original destination.

It was strategic thinking and preparedness that led the TMA to park their trolleys in the parking garage at Fort Lauderdale City Hall.  “We wanted to protect our vehicle assets so we were able to provide regular trolley services after the storm passed and especially if we were called upon to assist in transporting evacuees,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the TMA.

When the call came in from officials that Broward County was “all clear” and the worst of the hurricane had passed, Sun Trolley operators jumped into action. After working tirelessly preparing for the storm, they returned to their vehicles to assist those left at the shelter without viable means of transportation to return home.

“We were in the right place at the right time and have a truly gracious team of drivers who are dedicated to serving the members of our community,” said Chiarelli. “Sun Trolley drivers Samuel Munroe, Jerry Pierre, Brenda Tucker, Nixon Thelot are a few of our local heroes.  They were willing to put others before themselves in the face of the storm.”

The Sun Trolley worked closely with Captain Bill Schultz of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Captain Schultz sincerely thanked and appreciated the Sun Trolley and their drivers for their assistance and service.

The Sun Trolley fleet has been providing affordable, and on most routes, free community transportation services to greater Fort Lauderdale for twenty-five years. “We are in fact celebrating our 25th anniversary this year,” said Chiarelli. “I attribute the system’s success to our team and moments like this – lifting the community up by providing viable transportation solutions.”

The Sun Trolley is a “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 in real-time.

 

To download printable route maps and learn more visit http://www.suntrolley.com/ or call 954-TROLLEY. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.