Please note the following closure and schedule changes for Thanksgiving Day – November 26, 2015

large_happy-thanksgiving-titleIn celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, on Thursday, November 26, 2015, service on all of the Sun Trolley’s routes, except for the Riverwalk Water Trolley route, will be suspended. The Riverwalk Water Trolley will operate from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Sun Trolley offices will also be closed.

Services will resume on all eight routes on Friday, November 27, 2015, but the Sun Trolley offices will remain closed.

Thank you to all our riders, and we wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

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It’s Time to “Get Lit” Fort Lauderdale

Light Up Lauderdale is a ten week celebration of glittering holiday lights and holiday garland presented by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and the City of Fort Lauderdale. Join your community as we flip the switch to kick off this year’s festive Light Up Lauderdale display at the Get Lit event on Thursday, November 12, 2015. In its seventh year, this free holiday spectacular showcases the two and half mile brick Riverwalk pathway on both sides of the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Parking may be easily found in multiple garages, parking lots or at meters throughout Downtown area.

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Get Lit will take place at Esplanade Park on Thursday, November 12th; 6:00pm – 8:30pm. This family friendly kick off to the holiday season will include live holiday musical performances by the Broward Center Spotlights, and the Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra, train rides, sleigh rides, kids crafts, face painting, vendors and more!

Participants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for less fortunate children in our community.

Source: http://www.goriverwalk.com/5489/light-up-lauderdale

Business as Usual for the Boat Show

No need to fear! The Sun Trolley and Water Trolley will be operating regular routes and schedules during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

If you need more information on how you can get to and from the boat show using the event transportation, call (954) 764-7642.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Boat Show congestion is expected to cause longer than usual wait times on our Las Olas and Beach Link Routes.

Also, don’t forget to download the Sun Trolley Tracker App on your smartphone to track the trolleys in real-time.

Congrats to Tech-Savvy Fort Lauderdale for Ranking as a Top Digital City

6f87a054-3742-44cc-a10b-7d28d0f1357eThe City of Fort Lauderdale is one of the top tech-savvy cities in the nation, according to the 2015 Digital Cities Survey conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. In its 15th year, the annual survey is part of the Center’s Digital Communities Program, which focuses on collaboration among cities, counties and regions. Fort Lauderdale ranked eighth overall among communities with a population between 125,000 and 250,000.
“We are extremely excited and proud to be recognized in this year’s Digital Cities Survey,” said Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler. “Earning this distinction on the heels of the Best of the Web Award confirms that we are making the right investments in our technology and leveraging the necessary tools to provide better services to our neighbors, thereby continuing to make Fort Lauderdale an even better place to live, work, play, visit, and raise a family.”
The City was recognized for its innovative uses of data and technology to promote civic engagement, support citywide policy, and enhance operational efficiencies. Cited initiatives that foster open government and facilitate community collaboration include: the Granicus Legistar System and its e-Comments tool, citywide Telephone Town Hall Meetings, the Property Reporter, Ethics Trac, the Financial Transparency Portal and the Lauderserv customer service application.
Innovative and proactive policy initiatives include the creation of a new Security Division in the IT Department and citywide employee cybersecurity training to maintain a secure network infrastructure and protect neighbor privacy. Fort Lauderdale has also incorporated online platforms into its comprehensive Strategic Management System to track performance measures and drive progress on the collective goals outlined in the citywide Vision and Strategic Plans.
For more information on Fort Lauderdale’s use of technology to build community and enhance quality of life, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov.
CLICK HERE to read the official announcement.
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