Fort Lauderdale, FL – What's better than one Sun Trolley? Two Sun Trolleys! Starting Monday, November 3, 2014, an additional bus will operate along the Neighborhood Link, which covers the area from Andrews Avenue west to State Road 7 and SW 6 Street north to NW 16 Street.
The additional bus will increase the number of daily round trips from the Broward Central Bus Terminal from four to seven and is expected to cut wait times in half. Operating hours will remain 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
"Of the seven routes the Sun Trolley operates, the Neighborhood Link is one of the busiest in terms of passengers per hour," said Robyn Chiarelli, Sun Trolley's Executive Director. She states that anywhere between 2,100 and 2,750 riders use the Neighborhood Link per month – that is 15 to 20 passengers per hour.
"The goal is to meet customer demand by decreasing wait times and serving more passengers by increasing the number of round trips made on this route," said Chiarelli.
The additional bus is being provided by Broward County Transit, and the additional service is being funded by three different sources: the City of Fort Lauderdale, Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Agency, and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority's New Freedom Grant.
"In all, the Sun Trolley relies on 19 different funding sources to operate its seven Sun Trolley routes and the Riverwalk Water Trolley," said Chiarelli. "When numerous partners come together to help fund an expansion, it really justifies how important they feel this community bus service is to our customers and the community at large."
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