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The June service change has been canceled, and April schedules will remain in effect until the next service change on Aug. 25.

LYNX Bus

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 2.3 million people. Small portions of Polk and Lake counties are served as well.

Chair

Viviana Janer/Osceola County Commissioner

Chief Executive Officer

Tiffany Homler Hawkins

Annual Operating Budget

$192,403,670 (FY24)

Fleet Size

More than 290 air-conditioned coaches.

Daily Service

  • 68 local routes called Links serve the tri-county area.
  • Earliest service begins at 3:50 a.m.
  • Last bus leaves downtown at 12:45 a.m. / Overall service finishes at 2:50 a.m. on weekdays.
  • Peak frequency is every 15 minutes on heavily used links.
  • Average frequency in urban areas is every 30 minutes.
  • Outlying areas receive hourly service.
  • Over 50% of our ridership occurs on routes serving major tourism destinations.

Services

  • Fixed route - Bus service seven days a week and on holidays.
  • LYMMO - Fare Free downtown circulator (a transportation partnership with the city of Orlando).
  • Vanpool - Commuter services for which LYNX provides the vans.
  • FastLink - Limited stop service designed to provide a quicker trip along a specific corridor.
  • ACCESS LYNX - Door-to-door paratransit van service for qualified individuals who cannot access other modes of transportation.
  • Road Rangers - Roadside assistance program for disabled vehicles
     on I-4.
  • NeighborLink - 11-flex service routes that operate in a specific area and make connections to LYNX fixed-route buses or SunRail . Reservations required two hours In advance via phone app or calling.
  • Connections to major community events.

Ridership

  • More than 55,000 rides provided each weekday.
  • 18,419,601 passenger trips in FY23.

Miles Traveled

More than 28 million vehicle miles traveled system wide in FY23.

Alternative Fuels Used

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is used to fuel approximately 50% of our buses through a private/public partnership with NoPetro to operate the largest CNG facility in the USA near the LYNX Operations Center facility.

We took delivery of our first electric bus from Proterra, Inc. in October 2020. Another 13 are in service to make the entire LYMMO system electric buses.

Notable

The LYNX Finance team earned the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 29th consecutive year.

LYNX Marketing won APTA Awards in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2014.

LYNX Marketing won two first-place FPTA awards in 2021. The team also won awards 16 out of the last 18 years.

In 2018, LYNX Maintenance team won its 5th consecutive State Bus Roadeo Championship.

In 2017, Operator Melinda Demers won the FPTA Operator of the Year Award.

The LYNX Maintenance team was crowned the “Best of the Best” at the 2016 International Bus Roadeo Championship. The team also won in 2006 and 2010.

As part of a public-private partnership agreement between LYNX and Nopetro, the nation’s largest public-private compressed natural gas fueling facility opened in April 2016.

In November 2014, Operator Alvin Randall won the Florida Public Transportation Association Operator of the Year Award.

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

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