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 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 or call 954-TROLLEY. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at

Sun Trolley and Water Trolley Service Suspended 10/5

SERVICE SUSPENDED: Please be advised that as of the 11 p.m. advisory last night, Broward County has been issued with a Hurricane Warning. As a result, service on all routes for the Sun Trolley and Water Trolley is suspended for Wednesday, October 5, 2016. More updates to come regarding operations for Thursday and Friday. Stay Safe!

Open Streets Fort Lauderdale – October 15, 2016!



October 15, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Walk, roll, or stroll along Andrews Avenue at Open Streets Fort Lauderdale. The street will be closing to cars and opening to people for biking, walking, skating, dancing, playing, and socializing. Open Streets is a car-free celebration that connects neighbors with their community and allows them to take back their streets for a few hours of good, healthy, family fun.

To see a map of where the event will be, as well as alternate traffic routes, click here.

For more information about this event, visit


Sun Trolley to Host A Transportation Celebration Event to Celebrate 25 Years of Service in Fort Lauderdale

The Sun Trolley, known for its quaint red and yellow trolleys that have been transporting locals and tourists alike and have become a staple in the greater Fort Lauderdale community, will celebrate its silver anniversary this September. To kick off the 25th anniversary celebration, the Sun Trolley is hosting “A Transportation Celebration” on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (1527 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315).

“We wanted to do something special for the 25th Anniversary of the Sun Trolley and for us this meant celebrating together with the community and continuing a discussion about what transportation is going to look like in Fort Lauderdale for the next 25 years.” says Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA Robyn Chiarelli.

This ‘Hip to Jive’ event at the Antique Car Museum promises to take participants back to the Roaring 20’s. With Great Gatsby-themed décor, the event will feature light fare, drinks, a swing band with flapper dancers, and remarks from community leaders and elected officials. The event will focus on celebrating past accomplishments and embracing the future of transportation and economic growth in Broward County.


“Serving more than 450,000 residents and tourists each year, the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley are integral components of the City’s multi modal transportation network. As the landscape of our transportation system continues to expand and evolve, it’s important that we come together as a community to continue the dialogue and share ideas,” said Chiarelli.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 and will increase to $35 if purchased after 11:55 p.m. on September 15, 2016. Visit to purchase tickets. Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Go to to find out about our sponsorship opportunities for this event.

The Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA is a 501(C)3 nonprofit that manages the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the Transportation Celebration event contact Laura Cromarty at or call (954)-TROLLEY.


42nd Annual Citizens Recognition Awards

The City of Fort Lauderdale

42nd Annual Citizens Recognition Awards

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Fort Lauderdale City Hall, 100 N. Andrews Avenue



Join the Fort Lauderdale City Commission and the Citizens Committee of Recognition to celebrate the 2015-2016 Citizens Recognition Awards honorees. This year’s ceremony is set for Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Lauderdale City Hall, 100 N. Andrews Avenue. Click here to view the invitation.

The Citizens Recognition Awards recognize Fort Lauderdale citizens whose efforts and achievements foster civic pride and responsibility, encourage public service, develop appreciation of the City’s heritage, and significantly contribute to the development of this community.

Since the program’s inception in 1972, Fort Lauderdale has recognized approximately 130 outstanding citizens.

For more information about the Citizens Recognition Awards or to RSVP for the ceremony (by September 27th), please email the Public Affairs Office or call (954) 828-4750.



September 2016 Community Events Affecting Sun Trolley Links

September 2016 Community Events affecting Sun Trolley Links


Name of Event: Splash Dash 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time: 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

What streets does this event affect specifically? Las Olas Blvd from Andrews to A1A South Side only.



Name of Event: Margarita Fest

Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

What streets does this event affect specifically? SW 2nd Street between SW 2nd & 3rd Ave


Name of Event: Riverwalk Fall Festival

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas

What streets does this event affect specifically? SW 2nd Street between SW 4th & 5th Ave



Name of Event: Building One World

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas

What streets does this event affect specifically? SW 2nd Street between SW 4th & 5th Ave