Sun Trolley Provides FREE Transportation to Flagler Artwalk

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What is the Flagler Artwalk?
The Flagler Artwalk occurs on the last Saturday of every month in FAT Village, MASS District and nearby locations. Parking is often limited – taking the FREE Sun Trolley shuttle service is a convenient alternative.
To see the exhibits and events planned for tomorrow’s Artwalk CLICK HERE.
When:

 The FREE Sun Trolley shuttle will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
on Saturday, January 30, 2016
Where: 

The FREE Sun Trolley shuttle service will run between the parking lot located at NE 9th Street and NE 5th Avenue (behind Radioactive Records) and the Artwalk. CLICK HERE to view the Artwalk Transportation Map
(the Sun Trolley route is the GREEN ROUTE)
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.

Sun Trolley to Participate in Broward MPO’s 2016 Safe Streets Summit

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

Sun Trolley to Participate in 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration in Fort Lauderdale

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!

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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.

A Rescue on the New River

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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.

Expect Delays on Saturday, January 16, 2016

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.

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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.

Expect Delays This Weekend!

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.

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Click HERE to learn more about the Las Olas Art Fair.

Tomorrow is Food in Motion Friday!

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.

 

 

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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 flaglerfoodinmotion@gmail.com.

Ain’t no party like an Uptown Block Party!

Sun Trolley Website Updates Oct 2015

Join Sun Trolley on Saturday, January 9 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. as we kick off the new year with the first, FREE community Block Party presented by LUTN (Light Up The Night) & Xtreme Action Park in support of Envision Uptown located at 5300 Powerline Road in Fort Lauderdale.

The evening will be full of fun and OPEN to ALL AGES! The event begins outside with a car show, vendor pop up shops, local artists displays, gourmet food trucks, a DJ, and a huge LED Board Stage and Electric Robot Show provided by #LUTN. Xtreme Action Park, which houses one of the largest indoor go kart racing asphalt tracks, an indoor ropes course, bowling lanes, an arcade and more, will also be open to the public for some added fun.

Block Party Participants Include:
Sun Trolley
Broward Health Man Van
Supervisor of Elections Mobile Unit
ItWorks, Krave Jerky, Au’ Naturale

Food Trucks:
Mitas Dishes (Cuban)
La Empana Loca (Latin)
Meatheads BBQ (BBQ)
Tuto’s Cuisine (American)
Red Zeppelin (Seafood)

Live Entertainment:
LED Robots and Dancers by LUTN
DJ Mummy (Y-100)
Live Wrestling by Main Event

Tentative Schedule:
6 p.m. – Car Show and Pop Up Shops Open
7:30 p.m. – Electric Robot Show on Outside Stage
8:30 p.m. – CCW Live Wrestling on Outside Ring
10 p.m. – Electric Robot Show on Outside Stage

This is a Rain or Shine event.  Click HERE for more information.

Win $500 on the Sun Trolley’s Uptown Link in January!

Mark your calendars, and start gathering your friends and co-workers because in 2016, riding the Sun Trolley’s Uptown Link can pay off big! January 2016 is Bring A Friend month on the Sun Trolley’s Uptown Link. One lucky passenger will be handsomely rewarded with $500 and a Play Day for Two Certificate valued at more than $150 from Xtreme Action Park, South Florida’s largest indoor entertainment center. The pass includes one race session for each person on the indoor asphalt go kart track and the indoor ropes course, a $20 arcade play with $5 bonus play, and a Hersey’s Ice Cream Shake for each person.

How to Win:

  1. Wave ‘n’ Ride the Sun Trolley’s Uptown Link between January 4 and January 29, and get your Bring A Friend card from the driver.
  2. Invite your friends to join you on the Sun Trolley’s Uptown Link, and receive a sticker from the driver for each new friend you bring.
  3. Place each sticker you receive in the designated area on your Bring A Friend card.
  4. Invite your friends to pick up their own Bring A Friend card for their chance to collect sticker and win.
  5. Return all your completed Bring A Friencards to the driver or mail them to Sun Trolley at 290 NE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 by February 5, 2016.
  6. Anyone who submits a Bring A Friencard will be entered for a chance to win $500 and the Play Day for Two Certificate from Xtreme Action Park.

The more stickers you collect, the greater your chances of winning.

Contest Rules:

  1. Riders will receive a sticker for each new friend they bring on the trolley who doesn’t have their own Bring A Friend card.
  2. New ‘friends’ are encouraged to collect a card of their own to be entered into the contest and then start to collect stickers by bringing their own friends.
  3. Riders must have their Bring A Friend card in hand in order to receive a sticker from the driver upon boarding. If they do not have a card, they may receive a new card.
  4. Cardholders must ride the trolley in order to receive a sticker for the new riders.
  5. Stickers are not transferable between cards.
  6. Cards must be submitted by February 5, 2016 to one of the Uptown Link drivers or postmarked by February 5, 2016 and mailed to Sun Trolley at 290 NE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
  7. Partially filled cards are eligible. The more entries (stickers) you collect, the greater your chances of being selected as the winner.
  8. Cards must be completely filled out with your contact information in order to be considered for the drawing.
  9. Winners will be notified by email the second week in February. To inquire whether you are a winner, you may contact 954-TROLLEY.