Sun Trolley Executive Board of Directors to Celebrate 25th Anniversary on May 8, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 21, 2017) – The Sun Trolley is riding its way into a quarter century of service! The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA), that operates the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Monday, May 8, 2017, and it promises to be a special day full of incredible deals and plenty of fun.

 

To ring in its 25th year, the Sun Trolley is offering a shiny new fleet (complete with a new trolley smell) as well as the relaunched, easy-to-use website and free Sun Trolley Tracker App, which lets customers track each trolley in real-time. The new and highly successful 24/7 customer service hotline, 954-TROLLEY, is available for those who have any transportation-related questions. Trolleys are also available for charter services.

 

“Our goal is to continuously improve our customer service and ensure that each guest has an unparalleled experience on our quaint red and yellow trolleys,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA. “We at the TMA feel confident that our customers will enjoy our new and improved offerings before, after and during their one-of-a-kind trolley experience.”

 

In honor of the anniversary, on May 8 each trolley will be handing out sweet treats. Starting Monday, May 1 and for 25 days thereafter, one reason to ride the Sun Trolley will be posted daily on Facebook and twenty-five loyal riders will also be highlighted on the Sun Trolley’s website.

 

“We encourage all of our customers to join in on the fun on May 8 and give us feedback through Trip Advisor,” said Chiarelli. “We want to use this to continue improving and providing our services into the next 25 years.”

 

Founded in 1992, the Sun Trolley now provides community bus transportation to nearly 40,000 customers per month via seven routes, the Downtown Link, Galt Link, NW Community Link, Las Olas Link, Beach Link, Neighborhood Link and Airport Link. In October 2015 the DFLTMA partnered with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale to launch the free Riverwalk Water Trolley that transports an average of 10,000 customers per month across the New River.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.suntrolley.com/ or call 954-TROLLEY. To track the trolleys in real time, download the free Sun Trolley Tracker App on your Apple or Android device. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.

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

Click here to learn more.

 

 

Riverwalk Water Trolley Service Advisory – Stops 1, 2, 7 & 8

This service advisory for Stops 1 & 8 is in effect from 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 through Thursday, February 23, 2017

The New River bridge will be undergoing repairs from Saturday, February 11, 12:01 a.m. – Thursday, February 23, 12:01 a.m. to prepare for future Brightline passenger rail service. With the bridge being locked in the down position for these repairs, the Riverwalk Water Trolley will not be able to travel its regular route and will not be providing service to Stop 1 – Esplanade Park and Stop 8 – Tarpon River during this time period. 

CLICK HERE for more information regarding closures due to the Brightline passenger rail service.

This service advisory for Stops 2 & 7 is in effect from 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 through Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Broward County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be performing bridge maintenance at the Andrews Avenue Bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale beginning on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and concluding on or before Thursday, February 23, 2017.  The Riverwalk Water Trolley will not be able to travel its regular route and will not be providing service to Stop 2 – Riverfront Plaza and Stop 7 – South Andrews Business District West during this time period. 

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the Andrews Avenue bridge maintenance.

To track the Riverwalk Water Trolley in real-time, download the free “Sun Trolley Tracker” App. For more information, visit www.riverwalkwatertrolley.com or call 954-TROLLEY to speak to a live neighbor support representative.

Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley Holiday Schedule

SUN TROLLEY

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016: Normal schedule

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2016: Service suspended all day

New Year’s Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2016: Normal schedule plus service extended from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on the Las Olas Link, along Las Olas Blvd to Andrews Ave

New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1, 2017: Service suspended on all routes except the Beach Link, which will operate on it’s normal schedule

 

RIVERWALK WATER TROLLEY 

Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24, 2016: Service suspended all day

Christmas Day – Sunday, December 25, 2016: Service suspended all day

New Year’s Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2016: Normal schedule plus additional vessel during the second shift and service extended until 1:00 a.m. for both the regular vessel and the additional vessel

New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1, 2017: Service to operate during second shift (4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) only

Water Trolley Photo Sharing Contest – Prizes Available!

The Water Trolley is hosting a Photo Sharing Contest with theGOapp and a winner is picked every two weeks to win gift cards to local restaurants!

How do you enter the Photo Sharing Contest?

  1. Download “theGOapp”
  2. Click on [SELFIES=$] and select Riverwalk Water Trolley
  3. Take a fun or scenic picture on or with the Water Trolley
  4. SHARE your best image and use #WaterTrolley

It’s that easy! If your image is selected as a winner, you will be notified. The more you share, the greater the chance of winning.

Sun Trolley and Water Trolley Service Suspended 10/5

SERVICE SUSPENDED: Please be advised that as of the 11 p.m. advisory last night, Broward County has been issued with a Hurricane Warning. As a result, service on all routes for the Sun Trolley and Water Trolley is suspended for Wednesday, October 5, 2016. More updates to come regarding operations for Thursday and Friday. Stay Safe!

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.