on Saturday, January 30, 2016
(the Sun Trolley route is the GREEN ROUTE)
On January 29, 2016, the Sun Trolley Street Team will be at Broward MPO’s 2016 Safe Streets Summit! If you are planning to attend the Summit please stop by the Sun Trolley’s booth and take part in our interactive route mapping activity. We will also have free give-a-ways, and plenty of social media fun for all to enjoy!
The Summit will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Deerfield Beach (DoubleTree by Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441). The focus of this year’s Safe Streets Summit is pedestrian safety and accessibility.
The Summit has been approved for 5.5 AICP CM credits!
To connect with the Broward MPO – visit http://www.BrowardMPO.org
Fort Lauderdale’s Annual King Holiday Parade and Unity March has a new route this year. Kicking off at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, the parade will start at NW 5th Ave. and Sistrunk Blvd., to Andrews Ave., south to Huizenga Plaza.
The Sun Trolley will have two trolleys participating in the parade, one celebrating CLUB 55 and one in support of the Aids Healthcare Foundation.
Immediately following the parade, the Celebration of Unity will commence in Huizenga Plaza with music, art. dance, storytelling and more!
For more information CLICK HERE
Sun Trolley’s Downtown Link will be affected by street closures associated with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. Sun Trolley’s Downtown Link will follow the designated detours. Customers may experience longer than usual wait times.
TRAFFIC ALERT: The intersection of Broward Boulevard and Andrews Avenue will be closed on Monday, January 18 for a portion of the 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. hour to accommodate the MLK Parade. Traffic will be detoured around the affected area using NW 7 Avenue, NE 3 Avenue, and Sunrise Boulevard. Signage will be posted to alert drivers of the detours. While the parade is taking place, motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes. See map of street closures below.
Captain Dave and First Mate Bruce have been manning the Water Trolley for the past seven months. They expected this day on the Water Trolley to be just like any other, quietly transporting people across the New River, but a routine trip quickly turned into a rescue mission.
The Water Trolley was making its way east under the Andrews Bridge when First Mate Bruce saw what he thought was an iguana swimming in the water. As they pulled closer, both Captain Dave and First Mate Bruce saw that it was actually a small puppy. Not long after they spotted the puppy, a man jumped from the dock at The Briny Pub in an attempt to rescue it. However, the current was strong, and the good samaritan had trouble swimming over to the troubled canine.
A woman with somewhat stronger swimming skills followed and dove into the New River to make her way over to the pup.
Recognizing that all three needed a hand, Captain Dave cautiously steered the Water Trolley toward the group. Upon reaching the swimmers, First Mate Bruce lowered the Water Trolley’s safety ladder to help them onto the trolley.
The two rescuers were returned safely back to the dock at The Briny, and the puppy was delivered safely into its owner’s arms.
Join us in congratulating Captain Dave and First Mate Bruce for their quick action and for finding a new way to fulfill the Water Trolley’s mission to serve the community.
Riders on the Sun Trolley’s Las Olas and Airport Links should expect delays along these routes on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. caused by the Stone Crab and Seafood Festival.
This FREE event will feature seafood dishes starting at $5, hermit crab races, music, a beer garden plus more activities for all ages.
Time – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Place – Esplanade Park, Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Visit GoRiverwalk.com for more information.
The 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair is this weekend, Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Sun Trolley will be following the designated detours during the event. Please be advised that there may be delays along the Sun Trolley routes due to increased traffic and road closures during those times.
Click HERE to learn more about the Las Olas Art Fair.
It’s almost Food in Motion Friday, and the Sun Trolley will be providing a FREE shuttle service for the event from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.
What is Food in Motion?
At Food in Motion, you can enjoy an artisan food market, food trucks, DIY activities, pop up shops, live music, FREE beer for those 21 and older, picnics in the park, an open playground for kids, and much more.
When: This Friday, January 8, 2016, 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: Peter Feldman Park, 310 NE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale
Free event parking is available in the parking lot behind Sears Town on NE 5th Ave. and NE 9th St. Click HERE for more information.
How Can I Get the Sun Trolley to Provide Shuttle Services for My Event?
Contact the Sun Trolley for information on how you can charter the Sun Trolley to provide trolley services at your next event.
For more info regarding Food In Motion call (954) 785-7475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.