Sun Trolley Service for Food in Motion

Join Food in Motion on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 5-11 p.m. for their second Friday of every month event!

This event has free admission, free parking, and a free shuttle service provided by the Sun Trolley.

The Artisan Food Market will have:

  • Locally Purveyed Goods
  • Food Trucks
  • Vegan Options
  • Gourmet Baked Goods
  • Locally Made Products & More

Night in the Park:

  •  FREE Beer for 21+
  • Picnic In The Park (Bring a blanket or chair!)
  • Open Playground for Kids
  • Bring Your Own: Board Games, Crafts & Activities

Parking and Sun Trolley Service:

  • Park your car at the FREE parking lot behind Sears Town at 901 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale 33304
  • Take the FREE Sun Trolley to Food in Motion. The Trolleys will be running every 15 minutes from 5-11:30 p.m., from the parking lot to the event grounds at Peter Feldman Park at 310 NE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale 33304.

4th of July Sun Trolley Schedule

CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE’S 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR

Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale and Zimmerman Advertising

Monday, July 4, 2016 | Noon – 9:30 pm

A1A & Las Olas Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale Beach

Details: www.fortlauderdale.gov/july4

Sun Trolley Extended Schedule

The Sun Trolley is making it easier than ever to have a fun, stress-free Independence Day weekend by extending service hours. The Sun Trolley’s Beach and Las Olas Links will operate on an extended schedule on Monday, July 4, 2016, providing a connection to the City of Fort Lauderdale’s 4th of July Spectacular presented by Zimmerman Advertising.

The 4th of July Spectacular is a family-friendly event featuring fireworks, live music, beach games and more! To help families avoid beach traffic, the Sun Trolley is offering cost-effective services to the event on its Beach Link and Las Olas Link trolleys.

On Monday, July 4, the Beach Link and Las Olas Link will operate on an extended schedule from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight. The Beach Link provides rides from Harbor Shops (17th Street Causeway), along A1A and westbound on Sunrise Blvd, to the Galleria Mall. The Las Olas Link runs from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (SW 2nd St and SW 5 Ave) east along 2nd Street to the City Park Garage, then proceeds to Las Olas Boulevard and travels east to Fort Lauderdale Beach and north on A1A to Vistamar Street.

Fares for the trolleys are $1 each way or $3 for an all-day pass. Tickets can be purchased, with cash, onboard the trolleys. To catch a ride, passengers can park their cars at the city parking garage
s ($5 flat rate) located at the corners of SE 2nd Street between SE 1st Ave., and SE 2nd Ave., and wave at the trolley driver from a safe stopping location anywhere along the routes. The trolleys also offer bike stows.

With the exception of the extended Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 12.20.24 PMservice on the Beach and Las Olas Links, the Sun Trolley will be suspending services on Monday, July 4th across all other routes including; the Downtown, Galt, Neighborhood, NW Community, and Uptown Links. The Riverwalk Water Trolley will run as scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Traveling in a large group or 25 or more? Purchase group tickets by calling 954-TROLLEY or sending an email to info@suntrolley.com.

To view detailed maps and schedules for the Sun Trolley routes, or to download the award-winning Sun Trolley tracker app to track the trolleys in real time, visit SunTrolley.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

NOON – 4:30 PM: PNC Bank Kids Zone with DJ, music, face painting, giant slides, beach games, hot dog and apple pie eating contests! Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 12.36.51 PM

4:30 PM: Crystal Visions of Fleetwood Mac 

6:15 PM: Brass Evolution

9:00 PM: Fireworks Show simulcast with music on 101.5 LITE FM 

SPONSORS:

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s 4th of July Spectacular is presented by Zimmerman Advertising and is co-sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department, PNC Bank,101.5 LITE FM, and the Sun-Sentinel.

Let’s Talk Transportation with Speak Up Broward

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Jade Alexander invite you to Speak up Broward! They will be hosting a live eTownhall series called “Let’s Talk Transportation” where you can take part in the discussion about the future of the transportation system. Tune in and join the conversation as groups of panelists discuss the current status of transportation in Broward and how that could change in the future based on our actions today.

eTownHall Meetings

  • Wednesday, September 17, 7-8pm
  • Thursday, October 2, 7-8pm
  • Thursday, October 9, 7-8pm
  • Wednesday October 15, 7-8pm

Join the discussion!

Here is how you can join in the discussion:

  • Watch live on BECON TV (WBEC Channel 63 and Channel 19 for Comcast users)
  • Stream online at SpeakUpBroward.org
  • Call in and listen live at 877-353-4701
  • Join us in person at the Broward MPO office at: Trade Centre South, 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 850,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

For more details or questions, please call (954) 641- 8141.

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Sun Trolley Wins 2014 Small Business Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

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(L to R): Dan Lindblade, Laurie Menekou, Courtney Crush, Chuck Black

The Sun Trolley has once again earned top community recognition for fostering mobility and growth in greater Fort Lauderdale. On Friday, May 2, 2014, the Sun Trolley, administered by the Downtown Transportation Management Association (TMA), was named the “2014 Small Business Nonprofit of the Year” by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

“On behalf of TMA staff, our Board of Directors, community partners and stakeholders, we are incredibly thankful for this award,” said Patricia Zeiler, Executive Director of the Sun Trolley. “This prestigious award recognizes the leadership, integrity and management skills necessary to operate a successful business – our success is completely a bi-product of our pro-active Board of Directors, our dedicated staff and unwavering support from our community partners.”

Both Gilda’s Club South Florida and Rebuilding Together Broward County were named as finalists in the Chamber’s small business nonprofit awards category.

The Sun Trolley, a nonprofit 501(C)3, transports approximately 40,000 passengers per month across its seven routes: the NW Community Link Route alone, provides free transportation for approximately 10,000 people a month who need basic services.

In addition to this award, Patricia Zeiler, was also named the 2014 Nonprofit Leader of the Year at the Annual 211 Broward Academy Awards in March 2014.

To download the Tracker app, printable route maps or to learn more visit http://www.suntrolley.com or call (954) 761-3543. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.

Patricia Zeiler Named Nonprofit Leader of the Year at 211 Broward’s 2014 Nonprofit Academy Awards

More than 750 community leaders, supporters and    nonprofit volunteers attended 211 Broward’s  Nonprofit  Academy Awards ceremony which took place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at  the  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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(L to R): Patricia Zeiler pictured with Sun Trolley staff members Cynthia Lull (left) and Mary Hogan (right)

A very special congratulations to Patricia  Zeiler, Executive Director of the  Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (Sun Trolley),   who was selected as the 2014 Nonprofit Leader of  the  Year!  Sponsored by  Broward College, this important  award recognizes leaders who work to push their   organizations forward, manage them efficiently and  practice positive collaboration  with many of the 5,800  nonprofits that operate within Broward County.

Patricia would like to recognize her fellow finalists who  were  also nominated for this year’s award: Kim L.  Cavendish, Museum of Discovery, Dr. Steve Ronik,  Henderson Behavioral Health Dennis Stefanacci, ACFRE,  Broward Health Foundation.

“To be in such great company with the other finalists in itself was an honor,” stated Zeiler. “I am just so thankful to 211 Broward, PNC Bank and The Wasie Foundation for bringing the community together to recognize Broward County’s nonprofits  – I will forever remember this day and how grateful I am to be recognized and selected as the 2014 Nonprofit Leader of the Year.”

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To view all the winners of the 2014 Nonprofit Academy Awards click here to read the  article that ran in the Sun Sentinel on February 28, 2014.

Earlier this month Patricia was also recognized as a “Women in Transportation” by the U.S. Department of Transportation. To view her video please click here.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler and the Fort Lauderdale City Commission will publicly recognize and congratulate Patricia for her accomplishments at the City Commission meeting taking place March 18, 2014 at 6 p.m.

To learn more about the Sun Trolley or to connect with Patricia visit www.suntrolley.com.

You’re Invited to a Trolley Party

Who doesn’t LOVE a FREE Party at C&I Studios in Flagler Village that includes free drinks and delicious food from Rocco’s Tacos and Tarpon Bend? We know you do, that’s why we are inviting you to our Trolley Party to help us celebrate the expansion of Sun Trolley’s Downtown Link Route!
PS: Save the Date for the 1/31 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Peter Feldman Park – details below!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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If you would like to share this event on your blog so your followers can RSVP – use this RSVP link:
A very special Thank You to the following sponsors:
Rocco’s Tacos, Tarpon Bend, TBG, Popcorn Indiana, Adept
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Sun Trolley Ridership Report: December 2013

The Sun Trolley ended 2013 with a bump in ridership carrying 49,265 passengers across all seven routes in the month of December.  “Our monthly ridership averages approximately 40,000 passengers per month,” states Executive Director, Patricia Zeiler, “Breaking the 49k mark is an indication that the snow birds are officially back in S. Florida for the winter and our ridership is increasing.” Additionally, Sun Trolley ridership tracking data (in comparison to December 2012 ridership) shows a 2,000 passenger increase solely on the Las Olas Link Route for the month of December due to holiday tourists and visitors.

Sun TrolleyHow is Trolley Ridership Calculated?

Not only do Sun Trolley drivers use a clicker to count every passenger who boards the trolley, but secret riders who are  staff of Broward County Transit, FDOT and Florida Commuter Service ride the trolleys to validate ridership, conduct safety inspections and obtain rider feedback.

Coming in 2015 the Sun Trolley will be adding on-board cameras which will further ensure passenger safety, and also allow TMA staff to spot check and confirm riders.