Facts at a Glance

Founded in May 1972 as Orange Seminole Osceola Transportation Authority (OSOTA). Became Tri-County Transit in 1984. Began doing business as LYNX in 1992, and changed official name to Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority in March 1994.

Area Served

Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties; an area of approximately 2,500 square miles with a resident population of more than 1.8 million people. Small portions of Polk and Lake counties are served as well.


Buddy Dyer/Orlando Mayor

Chief Executive Officer:

John M. Lewis Jr.

Operating Budget

$127,867,296 (FY14)

Fleet Size

299 air-conditioned coaches.

Daily Service

  • 77 local routes called Links serve the tri-county area.
  • Earliest service begins at 4:15 a.m.
  • Last bus leaves LCS at 12:45 a.m.
  • Peak frequency is every 15 minutes on heavily used links.
  • Average frequency in urban areas is every 30 minutes.
  • Outlying areas receive hourly service.


  • Fixed route - Bus service seven days a week and on holidays.
  • LYMMO - Fare Free downtown circulator (a transportation partnership with the city of Orlando).
  • Xpress Bus - Limited stop bus services from Lake and Osceola County to Orlando.
  • Vanpool - Commuter services for which LYNX provides the vans.
  • FastLink - Weekday morning and afternoon commuter service designed to reduce stops along specific corridors providing a quicker trip.
  • ACCESS LYNX - Door-to-door paratransit van service for qualified individuals who cannot access other modes of transportation.
  • Road Rangers presented by State Farm - Roadside assistance program for disabled vehicles on I-4.
  • NeighborLink - 12 flex-service routes designed to make it easier for residents in outlying service area to call ahead two-hours in advance for pickup and connection to stops within a designated area and LYNX fixed-route system.
  • KnightLYNX - partnership with UCF Student Government Association to provide safe Friday and Saturday evening service near the campus and to downtown Orlando.
  • Numerous community service shuttles, including shuttles to Citrus Bowl events


  • More than 105,682 rides provided each weekday.
  • 29,857,130  passenger trips in FY13. Another ridership record!

Miles Traveled

More than 16.5 million vehicle miles traveled (FY13).

Fuel Used

Nearly 4.2 million gallons of Biodiesel fuel per year


In May 2009, LYNX became the first transit agency in the nation to build, operate and blend its own Biodiesel fueling station.

Operator Pablo Perez won the 2011 International Bus Roadeo Championship. Our Maintenance team won in 2006 and 2010.


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Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
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