Sun Trolley Expands Galt Link Route to Include Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital

 

 As ridership on Ft. Lauderdale’s Sun Trolley continues to increase, more and more Broward businesses are pining for a stop on one of Sun Trolley’s seven (7) routes. The newest addition, as of January 20,  2013 is Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital.

“We are so pleased to have Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital join our route destinations,” states Sun Trolley’s Executive Director, Patricia Zeiler. “The Galt Link Route continuously ranks as one of Sun Trolley’s most popular routes amongst Broward County residents and we are confident that adding Broward Health Imperial Point will only serve to increase ridership.”

Thanks to a $20,000 contribution, the north leg of the Sun Trolley Galt Link Route now includes a stop at Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital. The Galt Link Route is free for passengers and runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Galt Ocean Mile to BH Imperial Point, with stops at Coral Ridge Mall and service to the Galleria Mall.

“Diagnostic services such as CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography are now just a trolley ride away for residents of Galt Ocean Mile,” said Alice Taylor, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “The partnership also means increased access to dozens of physicians in various specialties whose offices are located on the hospital’s campus.”

Sun Trolley’s wave and ride service accommodated over 32,000 passengers in the month of December 2012 alone.  Passengers simply flag the driver anywhere along the route to board. Once aboard, the fare is either free or 50¢ for one trip and $2 for all day, hop-on-hop off service. The Sun Trolley Tracker, a new 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 SunTrolley 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 five 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.

New Fort Lauderdale Excursion to shuttle tourists between airport and downtown

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Tourism

By Arlene Satchell
Sun Sentinel

12:21 PM EST, January 16, 2013

A new airport transportation and baggage storage service has launched, which aims to give tourists with a few hours to kill before their flight, easy access to area attractions for last- minute shopping or to grab a bite.

The Fort Lauderdale Excursion will enable visitors to store their baggage at Bags To Go at the airport and then hop on the Sun Trolley to downtown, where they can ride all-day or take a Water Taxi to explore the city.

The excursion will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with the last departure from downtown Fort Lauderdale at 3:30 p.m., according to a City of Fort Lauderdale press release Wednesday.

The downtown drop off and pick up point will be the Fort
Lauderdale History Center near area attractions and Las Olas Boulevard.

The one-day Sun Trolley excursion price is $19.95 per person while the combo Trolley-Water Taxi ticket is $29.95 each.

For more information, visit suntrolley.com or call 954-761-3543. Copyright © 2013, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Sun Trolley Rings in the New Year with Expanded Beach Link Service

To kick off the New Year, the SunTrolley is expanding its service to better accommodate Fort Lauderdale’s residents and visitors. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2013, SunTrolley’s Beach Link Route will expand to
7-day service and operate between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Beach Link Route runs from the Harbor Shops on 17th Street Causeway to the Galleria Mall at Sunrise Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to accommodating seasonal tourists who are destined for Fort Lauderdale Beach, SunTrolley is utilized by residents both for pleasure and for job commute.

“Currently, SunTrolley serves as an alternative to driving a car for over 7,000 passengers per month,” states SunTrolley’s Executive Director, Patricia Zeiler. “The Beach Link Route is one of our most popular routes, accommodating passengers who work at the Galleria Mall as well as tourists who are bound for the beach and/or the mall.”

Funding for this expansion has been provided by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Fort Lauderdale Transportation and Mobility Management division.

SunTrolley is a wave and ride service. Passengers simply flag the driver anywhere along the route to board. Once aboard, the fare is 50¢ for one trip or $2 for all day, hop-on-hop off service. The Sun Trolley Tracker, a new 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 SunTrolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.