Las Olas Link Service Advisory: Las Olas Blvd Construction

Construction improvements along Las Olas Boulevard from Isle of Capri Drive west of the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale will begin on June 18, 2017 and will be completed in approximately two months.

Traffic Impact

  • The outside land in each direction of Las Olas Boulevard from Isle of Capri Drive to the Intracoastal Waterway may be closed Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Specific lane closure information will be provided in the weekly traffic report distributed by FDOT

Please be advised that this construction project will affect our Las Olas Link service. Guests will experience longer than usual delays while the lane closures are taking place.

For more information about the construction project along Las Olas Boulevard, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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!

Tortuga Music Festival Traffic Advisory

The Tortuga Music Festival will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park at 1100 Seabreeze Blvd from Friday, Apirl 7, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is schedules from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers anticipate a daily crowd attendance upwards of 30,000 for the event. The event features top country and rock artists, marine conservation exhibits and culinary delights. A portion of the beach is designated for the music festival and will be reserved for ticket holders.

Motorists are advised that a high volume of traffic and delays may be expected on all barrier island roadways, especially A1A and Seabreeze Blvd. Delays may also be expected on SE 17th Street Causeway and Las Olas Blvd.

For more information about the Tortuga Music Festival and the Traffic Advisory, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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

 

 

Sun Trolley Launches Summer Promotion Free Give-a-Ways on the Sun Trolley’s Galt Link

In December 2015, the Sun Trolley’s Galt Link expanded service to the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Serving thousands of residents and tourists each month, the Sun Trolley’s Galt Link is rewarding its passengers with free give-a-ways.

“Our guests are our greatest asset and we want to show them our appreciation this summer by offering fun surprises,” said Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA Robyn Chiarelli.   Once on-board, our drivers provide passengers with various items from umbrellas, to cargo bags, reusable eco water bottles and many other gifts to simply make the journey even more enjoyable.”

Sun Trolley’s summer promotion runs now through September 30, 2016. Give-a-ways are limited to one gift per passenger.

The free Galt Link trolleys transport residents and tourists alike who are looking for transportation alternatives with a charming twist. The route starts at the Galleria Mall and travels northbound to Washington Avenue in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea hitting key destinations such as the Coral Ridge Mall and the Anglin Fishing Pier. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We are just so pleased to partner with the Sun Trolley,” said Vice Mayor Mark Brown, Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. “Not only does the Sun Trolley help us to move people more efficiently, offerings such as the Galt Link promotion better ensure residents and visitors here in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea have a special and fun experience while visiting our beachside town.”

An interactive map featuring the key stops and destinations, along with the Galt Link schedule are available via http://www.suntrolley.com/galt-link/. From the Sun Trolley’s Galt Link, guests can connect to the free Pelican Hopper, as well as Sun Trolley’s Beach and Las Olas Links. Please note that is $1 per ride or $3 for an all day pass on Sun Trolley’s Beach and Las Olas Links.

Just like hailing a cab, the Sun Trolley is a wave ‘n’ ride service. Just wave to the driver, from any safe location along the route, to signal that you would like to board. When you’re ready to get off, just let the driver know where along the route you would like to be dropped off. To track the trolleys in real-time, download the free Sun Trolley Tracker app on your smartphone.

To speak to a member of the Sun Trolley team 24/7 call 954-TROLLEY.

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.