Open Streets Fort Lauderdale – October 15, 2016!

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OPEN STREETS FORT LAUDERDALE

October 15, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Walk, roll, or stroll along Andrews Avenue at Open Streets Fort Lauderdale. The street will be closing to cars and opening to people for biking, walking, skating, dancing, playing, and socializing. Open Streets is a car-free celebration that connects neighbors with their community and allows them to take back their streets for a few hours of good, healthy, family fun.

To see a map of where the event will be, as well as alternate traffic routes, click here.

For more information about this event, visit fortlauderdale.gov/openstreets

 

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

 

 

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.

Get a Sun Trolley Sundae at Kilwins – Get a FREE Sun Trolley Ticket!

KilwinsPromoThrough the month of September, when you visit Kilwin’s and order a Sun Trolley Sundae, it earns you a FREE ticket to ride the Sun Trolley!

A Sun Trolley Sundae has two layered single scoops of Raspberry and Lemon Sorbetto, with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Stop by Kilwin’s today and get the Sun Trolley September Special!

 

 

 

 

Traffic Advisory – NW Community & Neighborhood Link Wait Times

Broward Boulevard will be CLOSED at the FEC train tracks on Wednesday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m. through Monday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m. due to construction related to the new Brightline train service.

The NW Community Link and the Neighborhood Link will be affected by this significant road closure on Wednesday August 10, Thursday August 11, Friday August 12, AND Monday August 15. Customers WILL experience longer than usual wait times.

For route detours, click here.

 

All Aboard Florida to Temporarily Close

Broward Boulevard Grade Crossing

August 10-15, 2016

All Aboard Florida (AAF) will temporarily close the railroad grade crossing located on W. Broward Boulevard between NW/SW 1st Ave & NW 2nd Ave/ Moffatt Avenue 24-hours a day beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 through 6 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016. All Aboard Florida crews will be installing a third track and quiet zone infrastructure improvements in preparation for the Brightline passenger rail service. 

Click here for detailed detour routes, AAF Frequently Asked Questions, and helpful information.

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.

Sun Trolley’s Partnership with AMC Dine-In Theatres = FREE Movie Night for you!

Sun Trolley Invites You!Sun Trolley and AMC Dine-In Theatres Coral Ridge 10 invites you for a FREE movie, entrée and fountain drink on June 25, 2014. AMC has combined a new movie theatre and restaurant into one incredible “movies with a menu” experience – AMC and Sun Trolley want to celebrate that by offering you this great deal.
PLEASE NOTE
Click Here to download the flyer you need to print out and bring with you to the movie theater to redeem your two free movie tickets, entree and a fountain drink for up to two people. You can choose from a selection of movies that include 300: Rise of an Empire, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Lego Movie and more.
YOU MUST ALSO RSVP for the movie of your choice by sending an email to eventRSVP@amctheatres.com.
For more information call 954-761-3543 or visit www.suntrolley.com.

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.