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Help create a new Pine Hills bus transfer station

If you ride the Lynx bus in the Pine Hills area, you’ll want to pay attention to this.
Lynx is planning to build a new bus transfer station to serve the Pine Hills area and YOU can help design it.
Right now, transferring from one bus to another in the Pine Hills – at Silver Star and Hiawassee roads – is a pretty dismal experience, with little or no shelter from the rain and sun.
However, several months ago, Lynx bought land on Belco Drive, behind the Winn-Dixie shopping center, for a new transfer station and they’re determined to create something nice that can become an attractive, well-lit Town Center for Pine Hills and a great place to wait for your next bus.
The new bus transfer station must accommodate 8 to 10 buses. Design specifications say the transfer station must include: ·transit center building ·safety and security elements ·accessible to the disabled and people using bicycles ·art/cultural elements ·sustainable elements – solar and rain gardens ·space for community events

On April 21…

Let's get political to fix Lynx

While attending a local meeting recently we heard a young woman who lives north of Apopka say she had to ride a bicycle almost 5 miles to the closest Lynx bus stop. To her, visiting downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola seemed more exotic than going to Disney World.
Since you’re reading this blog, you know that getting around Central Florida is a hardship for tens of thousands of residents who depend on Lynx for transportation.

It’s enough to make you want to curse out the people who run Lynx.  Realistically, though, it’s not their fault. Lynx has never been properly funded to provide decent transportation for our community.
Blame the local, state, and federal elected officials who have been shortchanging the bus system for decades. When is the last time you saw a politician riding the Lynx bus? It never happens, unless they need a photo opportunity.
Somehow the politicians and community leaders found the money to expand the airport; build two basketball arenas; overhaul the Citrus Bowl and create …