2017 Great American Beach Party – Sun Trolley Service Hours Extended

GREAT AMERICAN BEACH PARTY
SATURDAY | MAY 27, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Details: www.fortlauderdale.gov/gabp
 
Get ready to kick off the summer with live music, vintage cars, unique art, outstanding entertainment, and fun in the sun for everyone!  It’s all happening on Fort Lauderdale Beach at the City’s Great American Beach Party on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.
Take the Sun Trolley!
The Sun Trolley will be picking up event-goers at the City Park Garage, located at 150 S.E. 2nd Street. Drop-off will be at the Las Olas Marina, 240 E. Las Olas Circle. Fares are $1 each way or $3 for an all-day pass. The Sun Trolley will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Track Sun Trolley in real-time by downloading the app to your Android or iPhone.

Ford Lauderdale Air Show 2017 – We Can Take You There!

The Ford Lauderdale Air Show (Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7, 2017) is one of the most anticipated events of the year and the Sun Trolley can get you there! Public parking for $20 per car is available at the Galleria Mall. The Sun Trolley’s Beach Link trolleys will be running from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Galleria Mall to A1A.  To track the trolley’s in real-time, download the Sun Trolley Tracker App on your smartphone. The app will indicate where the trolleys are located along their routes.

ANTICIPATED ROAD CLOSURES:

To accommodate event set-up and breakdown, intermittently road closures will begin on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These road closures will reoccur on Friday, May 5, 2017 and Monday, May 8, 2017.

Northbound and southbound State Road A1A will be closed for thru traffic from the north side of Sunrise Blvd intersection to Northeast 14th Court of A1A on Saturday, May 6, 2017 and Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To see a map of the road closures, CLICK HERE.

 

RIVERWALK WATER TROLLEY:

Water Trolley service will not be affected.  This service will operate as scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

BEACH LINK:

Road closures will not affect the Beach Link route, but headways will be affected by traffic congestion and as a result, customers will experience longer than usual wait times. We will be providing service as scheduled daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

GALT LINK:

The Galt Link route will be affected by the road closure. Instead of using A1A to reach The Galleria Mall, the trolleys will travel on Oakland Park Blvd to Bayview Drive. As a result, the A1A corridor between Oakland Park Blvd and Sunrise Blvd will not receive Sun Trolley service. This modification will especially affect our regular Sun Trolley customers residing along NE 33rd Avenue, as well as the guests of Pelican Grand Beach Resort. The Galt Link service will operate during its normal days/times on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For event information, CLICK HERE.

PARKING

Ford Lauderdale Air Show parking is available for pre-purchase in The Galleria Mall parking garage for $20 each day. Enter The Galleria Mall from east or westbound Sunrise Boulevard using Bayview Drive (NE 24 Avenue). Follow Bayview Drive south to NE 9 Street. Follow NE 9 Street east to the garage entrance. Garage opens at 8 a.m. and a courtesy shuttle will be available for handicapped guests to and from The Galleria Mall and Birch State Park.

25 Reasons to Ride the Sun Trolley

  1. Our charming and nostalgic trolleys range from free to $3, saving you money on gas.
  2. You’re helping the environment by using public transportation.
  3. We’ve got the best drivers around.
  4. You can rent our trolleys for charter services.
  5. We have eight different routes, including the on-demand Water Trolley, that can get you from one side of the New River to the other.
  6. You can spend time working or reading a book on the trolley instead of sitting in traffic in your car.
  7. You can travel to work in style.
  8. You can track where your trolley is in real-time with the FREE Sun Trolley Tracker App, as well as call 954-TROLLEY for 24/7/365 customer service.
  9. The trolley will take you from the airport to downtown Fort Lauderdale if you have a long layover.
  10. The trolleys will pick you up from anywhere along the routes as long as you wave ‘n’ ride from a safe location.
  11. Enjoy free onboard activities such as bingo and chair yoga.
  12. Traveling should be about the journey, not the destination.
  13. You’re just a trolley ride away from Fort Lauderdale’s best shopping and dining.
  14. We decorate our trolleys for St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas.
  15. You’ll have one less car on the road when you ride our trolleys.
  16. It’s relaxing to ride on our red and yellow trolleys.
  17. You’ll make new friends!
  18. We are all about being involved in our community, from the Jazz Brunch to helping our war veterans get to a special event to honor them.
  19. You can explore parts of Fort Lauderdale you’ve never seen before.
  20. You’re contributing to a new wave of transportation in Fort Lauderdale, in addition to the future Brightline and Wave Streetcar.
  21. You don’t have to worry about parking at the beach.
  22. You have easy access to the Broward County Transit Central Terminal, which connects you to the bus system.
  23. We have great sponsorship opportunities.
  24. We have a shiny new fleet, complete with that “oh so good” new trolley smell.
  25. We’ve been a part of this beautiful city for 25 years, and we want to keep the tradition going!

Sun Trolley Executive Board of Directors to Celebrate 25th Anniversary on May 8, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 21, 2017) – The Sun Trolley is riding its way into a quarter century of service! The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA), that operates the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Monday, May 8, 2017, and it promises to be a special day full of incredible deals and plenty of fun.

 

To ring in its 25th year, the Sun Trolley is offering a shiny new fleet (complete with a new trolley smell) as well as the relaunched, easy-to-use website and free Sun Trolley Tracker App, which lets customers track each trolley in real-time. The new and highly successful 24/7 customer service hotline, 954-TROLLEY, is available for those who have any transportation-related questions. Trolleys are also available for charter services.

 

“Our goal is to continuously improve our customer service and ensure that each guest has an unparalleled experience on our quaint red and yellow trolleys,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA. “We at the TMA feel confident that our customers will enjoy our new and improved offerings before, after and during their one-of-a-kind trolley experience.”

 

In honor of the anniversary, on May 8 each trolley will be handing out sweet treats. Starting Monday, May 1 and for 25 days thereafter, one reason to ride the Sun Trolley will be posted daily on Facebook and twenty-five loyal riders will also be highlighted on the Sun Trolley’s website.

 

“We encourage all of our customers to join in on the fun on May 8 and give us feedback through Trip Advisor,” said Chiarelli. “We want to use this to continue improving and providing our services into the next 25 years.”

 

Founded in 1992, the Sun Trolley now provides community bus transportation to nearly 40,000 customers per month via seven routes, the Downtown Link, Galt Link, NW Community Link, Las Olas Link, Beach Link, Neighborhood Link and Airport Link. In October 2015 the DFLTMA partnered with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale to launch the free Riverwalk Water Trolley that transports an average of 10,000 customers per month across the New River.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.suntrolley.com/ or call 954-TROLLEY. To track the trolleys in real time, download the free Sun Trolley Tracker App on your Apple or Android device. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.

Brightline Construction Alert: New River Bridge Outages

All Aboard Florida is making a significant investment and rehabilitating the New River bridge in the City of Fort Lauderdale prior to the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service.

Additional closure periods are required to complete the rehabilitation. All Aboard Florida worked with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida to schedule the work.

The U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved the deviation to the existing operating schedule.

  • Monday, April 3, 2017 through Sunday, April 16, 2017, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Bridge will be operated by crane and in accordance with its normal schedule
    • Regular Water Trolley operations will continue to all eight stops
    • Water Trolley guests are expected to experience delays
  • Monday, April 3, 2017 through Sunday, April 16, 2017, 10 p.m. – 8 a.m.
    • Bridge will be in the down position but will be open to marine traffic on-demand
    • Regular Water Trolley operations will continue to all eight stops
    • Water Trolley guests are expected to experience delays

Click here to learn more.

 

 

Sun Trolley to Host A Transportation Celebration Event to Celebrate 25 Years of Service in Fort Lauderdale

The Sun Trolley, known for its quaint red and yellow trolleys that have been transporting locals and tourists alike and have become a staple in the greater Fort Lauderdale community, will celebrate its silver anniversary this September. To kick off the 25th anniversary celebration, the Sun Trolley is hosting “A Transportation Celebration” on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (1527 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315).

“We wanted to do something special for the 25th Anniversary of the Sun Trolley and for us this meant celebrating together with the community and continuing a discussion about what transportation is going to look like in Fort Lauderdale for the next 25 years.” says Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA Robyn Chiarelli.

This ‘Hip to Jive’ event at the Antique Car Museum promises to take participants back to the Roaring 20’s. With Great Gatsby-themed décor, the event will feature light fare, drinks, a swing band with flapper dancers, and remarks from community leaders and elected officials. The event will focus on celebrating past accomplishments and embracing the future of transportation and economic growth in Broward County.

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“Serving more than 450,000 residents and tourists each year, the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley are integral components of the City’s multi modal transportation network. As the landscape of our transportation system continues to expand and evolve, it’s important that we come together as a community to continue the dialogue and share ideas,” said Chiarelli.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 and will increase to $35 if purchased after 11:55 p.m. on September 15, 2016. Visit http://bit.ly/celebrate25yrs to purchase tickets. Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Go to http://bit.ly/suntrolley to find out about our sponsorship opportunities for this event.

The Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA is a 501(C)3 nonprofit that manages the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the Transportation Celebration event contact Laura Cromarty at lcromarty@suntrolley.com or call (954)-TROLLEY.

 

September 2016 Community Events Affecting Sun Trolley Links

September 2016 Community Events affecting Sun Trolley Links

 

Name of Event: Splash Dash 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time: 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

What streets does this event affect specifically? Las Olas Blvd from Andrews to A1A South Side only.

 

 

Name of Event: Margarita Fest

Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

What streets does this event affect specifically? SW 2nd Street between SW 2nd & 3rd Ave

 

Name of Event: Riverwalk Fall Festival

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas

What streets does this event affect specifically? SW 2nd Street between SW 4th & 5th Ave

 

 

Name of Event: Building One World

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Route that will be affected? Las Olas

What streets does this event affect specifically? SW 2nd Street between SW 4th & 5th Ave