Detours for Friday, May 1, 2015

Please be aware that the Sun Trolley will be following the detours designated by the City of Fort Lauderdale for the Las Olas Food and Wine Festival on Friday May 1, 2015. Las Olas road closures will be in effect by mid afternoon.

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For more information on the Las Olas Food and Wine Festival, visit lasolaswff.com.

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Take the Sun Trolley to the 2015 Tortuga Music Festival

It’s that time of year again – the 2015 Tortuga Music Festival will take place on April 11 & 12, 2015 on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The Sun Trolley is a convenient way to get to the 2015 Tortuga Music Festival.

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The Sun Trolley’s Las Olas and Beach Link Routes run both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Motorists are encouraged to park at the Galleria Mall or the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Parking Garage located at 150 SE 2nd Street.

For those parking at the Galleria Mall – you will hop on the Beach Link which stops at the Galleria Mall’s main entrance (near Season’s 52).

For those parking at the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Parking Garage located at 150 SE 2nd Street you will need to walk to Las Olas and Wave N’ Ride the Sun Trolley’s Las Olas Link Route.

The Sun Trolley cost is $1 per ride or $3 for an all day pass. To view the Las Olas Link and Beach Link Route map CLICK HERE and don’t forget to download the Sun Trolley’s award winning FREE Tracker App so you can track the trolleys in real-time on your smartphone.

Save the Date for the StreetSmarts 2015 Transportation Summit!

StreetSmarts is the City of Fort Lauderdale’s 4th Annual Transportation Summit hosted in partnership with Florida Atlantic University MetroLab, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, and WTS South Florida Chapter.

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Why Should You Attend?

  • The Summit is focused on creating streets that are safe, livable, connected, sustainable places for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Topics for StreetSmarts will include improving pedestrian and bicycle safety, aligning policy, stimulating behavior change, and sharing tri-county successes.

 Mark Your Calendars

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Huizenga Pavilion

201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Want to be a Sponsor?

Click HERE for the sponsorship form, or contact Christine Fanchi at (954) 828-4750 or cfanchi@fortlauderdale.gov for more information on the available sponsorship opportunities for this event.

More Information

  • Visit the StreetSmarts Facebook page for updates. While you’re there “share,” and let us know you’ll be there.
  • Details, including registration information and the StreetSmarts agenda, are available at fortlauderdale.gov/tamevents.

Sun Trolley Expands Service with Addition of the Uptown Link Route

The Sun Trolley, the City of Fort Lauderdale, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are pleased to announce that the FREE Uptown Link community bus service will join the Sun Trolley’s fleet on April 1, 2015.

What is the Uptown Link Route?

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 1.48.09 PMThe Uptown Link Route is a free midday shuttle service, operating between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Passengers can Wave N’ Ride anywhere along the two routes to travel to and from Calvary Chapel, the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station, the Citrix Loop, Kaplan University, the Radice Corporate Park, and lunch spots in the area. The vehicles are comfortably air-conditioned, offer bike racks, and are wheelchair accessible.

The free service of the Uptown Link Route is made possible with a grant from the FDOT and in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale.

 Expanding Our Reach

With this addition, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA), which administers the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley, will now serve passengers in the Uptown Business District, located off Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale. The FREE Uptown Link Route is an easy option for working professionals to get to lunch without the hassle of driving or searching for a parking spot.

“The Sun Trolley is excited for the addition of the Uptown Link Route because it will allow us to provide transportation services in an even larger geographic area,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Sun Trolley. “The Uptown Link Route, under the management of the TMA, will offer the same convenient, accessible and reliable service that the Sun Trolley is known for, but to many new passengers who need a convenient way to get to restaurants, shops, school and work in the Uptown Business District.”

Improving Service, Improving Connections

With TMA administering the Uptown Link Route, customers will be able to track the buses on the routes in real time using the FREE Sun Trolley Tracker App, and the vehicles will also be wrapped using the Sun Trolley’s recognizable brand to increase their visibility to potential passengers.

“The Uptown Link bridges the gap between the morning and early evening shuttle services by offering a convenient midday option that gets people to and from the Tri-Rail station, local businesses, schools, and restaurants along the Cypress Creek corridor. The new partnership with TMA further enhances this service through branded, recognizable shuttles, a real time tracker app enabling riders to efficiently plan their trips, and more,” said Diana Alarcon, Director, City of Fort Lauderdale Transportation and Mobility Department. “Cooperative partnerships such as this solidify the City’s commitment to sustainability and mobility by developing a comprehensive multimodal transportation network that accommodates people of all ages and abilities. We’re challenging people to leave their cars at home by offering options that make public transportation a part of their normal everyday routine.”

Want More Information?

For more information on the Uptown Link routes, visit www.suntrolley.com/uptown-link. To learn more about the Sun Trolley’s seven other routes as well as the FREE Riverwalk Water Trolley, visit http://www.suntrolley.com.