The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has scheduled public workshops Jan. 30 - Feb. 4 to introduce service efficiencies for Links 3, 13, 37, 45, 46W, 55, 56, 125 and PickUpLine 621.
The workshops will be held in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. This is an opportunity for the public to view these initiatives and to offer comment. The proposal will be brought to the LYNX Board of Directors, who will vote at their meeting 1 p.m. March 22 in the LYNX Central Station 2nd Floor Board Room.
If the proposal is passed, the changes will become effective April 22. Public meeting times and locations are listed below.
LOCATION: Orange County
LYNX Central Station (Terminal Lobby)
455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando, Fla. 32801
DATE / TIME: Monday, Jan. 30, 2 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5 – 9 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Passengers may travel to the workshops via any Link traveling to LCS. Parking is available in the lot on the corner of Amelia Street and Garland Avenue.
LOCATION: Seminole County
Seminole Centre SuperStop
3653 S. Orlando Drive, Sanford, Fla. 32773
DATE / TIME: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2, 5 – 9 a.m.
Passengers may to travel to the workshops via Links 45, 46E, 46W, 103 and FastLink 17-92. Ample parking will be available.
LOCATION: Osceola County
Osceola Square Mall SuperStop
Armstrong Boulevard and West Columbia Avenue
Kissimmee, Fla. 34741
DATE / TIME: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5 – 9 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2 – 6 p.m.
Passengers may to travel to the workshops via Links 4, 10, 26, 55, 56, 57, 426 and FastLink 441. Ample parking will be available.
The public comment period will begin Jan. 13 and comments will be accepted at all public workshops. Additional public comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at www.golynx.com, mailed or delivered to:
LYNX Central Station
455 N. Garland Avenue
Orlando, Fla. 32801
ATTN: Service Change
Also, interested parties may view the proposed service change information at the LYNX Central Station First Floor Security Guard Post 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For additional information contact Michael Knispel at (407) 841-2279.
Section 286.0105 Florida Statutes states that if any person shall decide to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these proceedings, it shall be the responsibility of that person to ensure that a verbatim record is made including testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any subsequent amendment(s), persons requiring a special accommodation at any one of these meetings because of a disability should contact Sarah Tirado at (407) 254-6012 or at LYNX Central Station no later than two (2) business days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, contact LYNX at (407) 423-0787 (TDD).
PROPOSED APRIL SERVICE CHANGES **
Effective April 22
•Link 3 – Lake Margaret (Orange County) – Travel time between Lake Margret Drive/Conway Road and Dixie Belle Drive/Gaitlin Avenue will be reduced by four minutes. Travel time between Dixie Belle Drive/Gaitlin Avenue and Curry Ford Road/Chickasaw Trail will be increased by four minutes.
•Link 13 – University of Central Florida (UCF) (Orange County) – Routing realignment between Colonial Drive and Bennett Road. Link 13 will no longer enter the Orlando Central Business Park via Woodcock Road/Lawton Road. The Link will remain on Maguire Road.
•Link 37 – Pine Hills/Florida Mall (Orange County) – To improve connectivity with Link 301 one northbound trip will be added at 4:30 a.m. and one northbound trip will be removed at 10 p.m.
•Link 45 – Lake Mary (Seminole County) – A new segment will be added to the route. Link 45 will now serve Rinehart Road between Lake Mary Boulevard and SR 46A before serving Seminole State College Heathrow Campus.
•Link 46W – West State Road 46/Seminole Towne Center (Seminole County) – Two early morning trips operating southbound from Central Florida Regional Hospital at 5:14 and 6 a.m. will be added.
•Link 55 – West U.S. 192/Four Corners (Osceola County) – Major schedule adjustment. Service will operate every 40 minutes 5:30 a.m.-11:29 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Service will operate every 30 minutes 11:30 a.m.-6:59 p.m.
•Link 56 – West U.S. 192/Magic Kingdom (Osceola County) – Major schedule adjustment. Service will operate every 40 minutes 5:45-11:44 a.m. and 7:45-10:45 p.m. Service will operate every 30 minutes 11:30 a.m. -7:44 p.m. A daily 11:05 p.m. trip will be added.
•Link 125 – Silver Star Road Crosstown (Orange County) – Route realignment near Florida Hospital. Routing from LYNX Central Station (LCS) will change from East Rollins Street/Alden Road/Princeton Street to East Rollins Street/Orange Avenue/Princeton Street. Routing to LCS will be consistent with the outbound routing. This change will facilitate transfers between Links 102 and 125.
•PickUpLine 621 – Bithlo (Orange County) – The route’s ending point will be moved south from UCF to Colonial Drive/Alafaya Trail.
**Proposal subject to change.**
For more information please contact Matt Friedman, Manager of Media Relations, at 407-254-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.