Thursday, November 1, 2018

Downtown Kissimmee is getting a new bus route

A new bus route has been proposed for Kissimmee that would benefit both locals and people arriving at Kissimmee’s new SunRail station.

The proposed route, to be known as Link 709/Kissimmee Connector will make it easy for people to reach some of the most popular destinations in the downtown Kissimmee area.

Kissimmee Intermodal Station
Tentative plans call for charging $1 to use the Link 709.

The bus will begin its route at the Kissimmee Intermodal Station, which is also where the SunRail train stops.

The intermodal station is a major transfer point for buses from all over Osceola County. Amtrak trains also stop at that station, and that’s also where people board and get off the Greyhound bus.

A press release from Lynx explained that the bus will operate in a one-way loop through downtown Kissimmee via Dakin Street, Lakeview Drive, Patrick Street, Emmett Street, Church Street, Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Rose Avenue, Oak Street, Central Avenue, Hilda Avenue, and Main Street.

This route will make it easier for people for people to reach popular destinations such as Kissimmee City Hall, the county courthouse and administration building, Osceola Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital Kissimmee.

Link 709 will operate every 30 minutes weekdays 6:30 a.m.-8:09 p.m.

A public hearing to discuss Link 709 and other proposed changes to Lynx routes and schedules will be held Nov. 15th, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. at Kissimmee City Hall.




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