Showing posts from February, 2019

Please fix the Kissimmee Connector bus

The Kissimmee Connector bus at the Kissimmee SunRail station needs some tweaks to succeed.
The Connector, launched in January, was designed to make it easier for people at the Kissimmee Intermodal Station – serving SunRail, Lynx, Greyhound, and Amtrak -- to reach the Osceola Courthouse and other destinations, such as the local hospitals.

The problem is that the Connector runs on a 30-minute schedule. It is not uncommon to see the Connector sitting empty at the intermodal station while the driver is waiting to leave on the schedule. People who want to use the Connector waste time sitting and waiting for the driver to start.
Instead of waiting, some people opt to walk, which defeats the purpose of launching this service. This is one of the reasons why the Connector sometimes runs empty, or with only one or two passengers.
The Connector would get more use if it ran on a non-stop loop, like the Lymmo buses in downtown Orlando.
In addition, merchants in Historic Downtown Kissimmee, have told us…

Improve Lynx by supporting Transit Equity Day

Monday (Feb. 4) is Transit Equity Day.
No, there won’t be any parades and you don’t get the day off from work.

Transit Equity Day is a national observance that was created to call attention to the importance of public transit. This date was selected because it was the birthday of Rosa Parks, who is credited with launching the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955 to 1956) to end racial segregation on public buses.
We share the belief of Mrs. Parks, and the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that access to public transit is a civil right. (If you don’t have a car and can’t afford one, then how do you get to work, the doctor, or shopping for groceries?)
The goal is of Transit Equity Day is to recognize the importance of public transit to everyone because it: ·Helps reduce traffic congestion ·Improves our local economy and create more jobs ·Protects the environment from toxic emissions, which helps to counter the catastrophic danger of global warming.
What can you do to observe Transit Equity Day? ·If …