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

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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.

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.

Sun Trolley Hours Extended for Tortuga Music Festival

tortuga-logoGreat news – The Sun Trolley is extending its hours of operation for Beach and Las Olas Link Routes until 11:30pm this Saturday April 12th and Sunday April 13th to accommodate Tortuga music festival-goers. Attendees are encouraged to park at the City Parking Garage (150 SE 2 St – Entrance on SE 2nd Avenue – near Broward County Main Library) and  Wave N’ Ride the Sun Trolley’s Las Olas Link Route to the Beach.

Don’t forget to download the Sun Trolley’s Tracker App so you can track the trolleys along their routes in real-time. CLICK HERE to Download

For more information about the Sun Trolley visit www.suntrolley.com 

For more information about the festival CLICK HERE

 

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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.