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How come Lynx riders get left in the dust

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Lynx bus riders in Central Florida always seem to get the short end of the stick.
Check out the recent report card on Metro Orlando’s transportation that the Orange County League of Women Voters just released. Click here for the report.
Overall the report was good. The league gave the transportation network and local leaders a D grade. We give the league a B for their report.
Just like everybody else, the league report seemed overly focused on improving and expanding rail transportation – SunRail -- and connecting that train system Orlando International Airport.
Those are noble concerns, but let’s get real.
SunRail now provides 5,300 rides daily. Lynx provides 83,000 daily rides – 15 times the number of SunRail.
We’re not putting down SunRail. We’re just stating cold, hard facts.
Most of the Lynx riders aren’t headed to exciting destinations like the airport.
They’re going to I Drive to change linens on beds or headed to jobs in theme parks and other thankless tasks that most people wouldn’t…