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.

 

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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.

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.

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.