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 that they wish that at least part of the Connector’s route took it down the Broadway business strip, instead of skirting that downtown commercial corridor, which hosts dozens of restaurants and shops.

The Connector is operated by Lynx. Is anyone at Lynx and Kissimmee City Hall paying attention?

See you on The Kissimmee Connector.


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