Sun Trolley to Launch Guided Tours of Fort Lauderdale in October 2017

 The Sun Trolley is now offering guided tours on the third Saturday of each month beginning Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Whether you are a long-time Broward County resident or are visiting South Florida for the first time, this two-hour guided tour is your ultimate backstage pass to the “Venice of the Americas.” Tour participants will learn about Fort Lauderdale’s rich history, nature, nightlife and some of the most eclectic neighborhoods, as well as Fort Lauderdale’s fast growth and exciting upcoming projects.

“Our charming red and yellow trolleys have become a Fort Lauderdale icon,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association. “The goal of our new guided tours is to create a fun and educational experience for our guests as they learn more about Fort Lauderdale and all it has to offer.”

The guided tours will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests will board the trolley at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and visit various points of interest such as the FATVillage/MASS District, Historic Sistrunk, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, and many more!

Tour tickets are $38 per person and $24 for each child under 12 years old. Infants under 2 years old ride free. Click here to purchase tickets. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure, as the trolley will leave promptly at 10 a.m. Please note that the tour’s end time might vary due to traffic, events, and unexpected circumstances.

Click here to learn more about Sun Trolley and its guided tours, or call 954-TROLLEY. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it here.

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Service Animals Are Welcome to Wave N’ Ride!

Many of our loyal riders and social media fans have inquired if their pets are allowed to Wave N’ Ride the Sun Trolley too. The Sun Trolley is a public transportation service that is partially funded by the federal government and therefore the Sun Trolley adheres to federal regulations that permit service animals (only) to board and ride the trolleys.

ImageHere is the applicable language that is published on the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administrations Website 

Under Department of Transportation (DOT) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations at 49 C.F.R. Section 37.167(d), transit providers are required to permit service animals to accompany individuals with disabilities in vehicles and facilities. Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities, such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. A transit provider may ask if an animal is a service animal or ask what tasks the animal has been trained to perform, but cannot require special ID cards for the animal or ask about the person’s disability. A service animal may not be excluded unless the animal is out of control and the animal’s owner does not take effective action to control it or the animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. 

Happy Riding!

The Sun Trolley Team