The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) has just been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development planning.

The funding program awarded $11 million to 20 projects across 12 states as part of the president’s call to combat climate change and combat environmental justice issues. LYNX will be using the funds to build nine proposed bus rapid transit stations along a 6.25-mile corridor of SR 436.

A project timeline for the construction of the stations has not been made public at this time.

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  1. Another waste of funds. Lynx SHOULD be using those funds to add additional routes to their service, ahem, no service for me.

    Being disabled is bad enough, but when the closest Lynx bus route is 3+ miles your home, and you can’t walk that distance, then their service is useless for folks like me. Lynx needs to put buses where people, especially elderly or disabled, including children that utilize Lynx to get to/from school are more easily accessible.

    As it is, Lynx overlooks many areas where the aforementioned folks don’t have easy access to their service!

    So in my opinion, those funds would be better spent on adding additional routes where none currently exist. Especially on North Chickasaw Trail from East Colonial Drive{Hwy 50} to Lake Underhill Drive, and on to Curry Ford Road. They also need service that goes all the way to Waterford Lakes shopping centers and neighborhoods off Alafaya Trail as well. Sure could also help cut down on some of the traffic mess on these roads if there was a Lynx route on them.

    Just my opinion, but I know a lot of folks in my neighborhood would use the Lynx bus if one were available to us.

    Orlando also needs to find a way to get Sunrail running East/West, even more folks would ride it if it travelled East and West across Orlando. Note: trains don’t usually use East or West, railroads most often use North and South, so West equates to North and East equates to South in most railroads.