July 31, 2017
City of Orlando and LYNX to Open LYMMO Lime Line
20 Years of LYMMO Celebration
The LYMMO system in Downtown Orlando is expanding with the opening of the Lime line on Friday, Aug. 4. With its completion, LYNX and the City have added a total of 2.1 miles and nine stops that serve the U.S. Courthouse, FAMU College of Law, Creative Village and the future UCF-Valencia Downtown Campus, Amway Center and LYNX Central Station.
This project was funded by the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The purpose of this funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is to generate economic development and improve access to transportation. With a nearly $13 million dollar investment, the LYMMO Lime Line project has met the intent of the program.
The Lime Line is expected to move 1,500 passengers daily and will operate with 10 minute service during peak hours and 15 minute service during off-peak hours including evenings and weekends.
Growing the nation’s first bus rapid transit system was a dream for the City 20 years ago when LYMMO launched in August 1997. By providing multi-modal forms of transportation, those who live, work and play in Downtown Orlando will now have three lines (Orange, Grapefruit and Lime) with four routes for getting around the area.
At this celebration, the City and LYNX will unveil a LYMMO bus that will feature a commemorative 20th anniversary logo. Following the event, District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill and LYNX CEO, Edward L. Johnson, will host a ride-along on the commemorative LYMMO bus.
This celebration will also serve as a school donation drive for the new OCPS Academic
Center for Excellence set to open with the new school year. Attendees are encouraged to bring school supplies for the students.
Aug. 4, 2017
FTA Regional Administrator Dr. Yvette G. Taylor
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill
LYNX CEO Edward L. Johnson
Orlando City Commissioners
LYMMO Lime Shelter
Northwest corner of North Terry Avenue and West Livingston Street
Parking will be available at the event location.
For more information please contact:
Cassandra Lafser, City of Orlando, 407-246-2182
Matthew Friedman, LYNX, 407-254-6206