The City Council passed an updated amendment to the vehicles-for-hire ordinance. The new changes allow Uber and Lyft to operate legally with their current business model and without having to charge any more than taxis. At last week's City Council meeting,...
The Florida Department of Transportation will begin testing an additional round-trip train for late-night service. The test will begin Monday, December 22. The train will depart the DeBary station heading southbound at 9:05 p.m. and will arrive at the Sand...
We've been telling you about the bike share program heading to Orlando. We've known that the program would start by the end of the year. Now we know which locations will be first. The program with start with four locations downtown...
After months of waiting, SunRail map and route information is now available on Google Maps (Website). You can input a starting point and a destination and click on the public transit icon to get directions via both SunRail and Lynx. Lynx...
The Orlando Amtrak Station in Downtown South is getting a multi-million dollar restoration. The station is located at 1400 Sligh Blvd . Today, Mayor Buddy Dyer along with City Commissioner Patty Sheehan kicked off the the Orlando Amtrak Station Restoration Project by removing...
The Orlando City Council discussed some potential changes to the vehicles-for-hire regulations that would make it easier for companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the City of Orlando. At a City Council workshop this morning Assistant City Attorney Jody...
Bungalower member Sarah Elbadri started a petition to convince the City of Orlando to allow app based ride sharing companies like Lyft to operate in the City. The petition reads: To: Mayor Buddy Dyer, and the Orlando City Council Please give Orlando the transportation...
Florida Hospital is making final improvements to the rail crossings in the Health Village area to allow for a rail quiet zone. Rail quiet zones mean that train horns will not be routinely sounded when approaching the crossing. Trains are required by...
In a couple of recent stories we've mentioned bike sharing stations being planned for different areas. A couple of our readers wrote in asking us when the bike share would be operational in Orlando. This past fall we told you about...
Local app development company Echo Interaction Group (Website) launched an unofficial SunRail app for the iPhone. The app allows users to select a starting and destination station and provides the schedule information for those stations. From the app users can report...
We told you March that app based car company Uber (Website | Facebook) was looking to begin offering rides in Orlando, today they starting offering rides on their UberX program. The app based car service provides on demand vehicles for hire....
Bungalower has learned that Lynx is piloting a real-time bus tracking website called LynxBusTracker.com. The site allows users to track the arrival times for the next bus at the stops along the two LYMMO lines. Users can go to LynxBusTracker.com on their phone...
With only two more days left of free SunRail service the ridership numbers are holding pretty steady. On average about 10,000 trips are being taken every day. Keep in mind most people are making round trips so that's about 5,000...
Yesterday SunRail began selling SunCards. You can either add a travel plan (seven-day, 30-day or annual) or you can add a prepaid amount to your SunCard that will be debited every time your ride. You can read our complete...
The Florida Department of Transportation announced today that passengers can now purchase passes, cards and tickets to ride SunRail both online and at the station platforms. Passengers can ride SunRail for free until May 16, but starting a week from...
There have been some hiccups in the first week of SunRail's free service but ridership has remind steady and high. Here's the breakdown of SunRail ridership for the first week as provided by the Florida Department of Transportation: Thursday, May 1: ...
Following the Mayor's State of the City address today the Mayor along with Lynx CEO John Lewis will kickoff the new Grapefruit LYMMO line. The new free bus route connects the Thornton Park District, Church Street/Central Business District and Parramore. The...
When SunRail begins charging users for rides in May they will be offering free transfers to Lynx but that won't be much help to commuters who were planning to purchase a monthly pass if their commute includes both Lynx...
SunRail announced they will offer free rides for the first two weeks of service in May. Bungalower, along with other media outlets, reported back in March that SunRail would offer two free weeks in April. SunRail officials say those were just proposed...
Uber (Website | Facebook) is looking to expand to the Orlando area. Bungalower has learned that Uber is hiring drivers in Orlando for their UberX program for a possible expansion into Orlando. The app based car service provides on demand vehicles...
Starting the week the Florida Department of Transportation will be running SunRail at their full schedule just without passengers. According to a press release from FDOT The testing will continue for several weeks, so that SunRail engineers and conductors are prepared...
The Orlando City Council is set to approve a referendum that would allow property owners in Downtown South to vote to increase their property taxes to help improve the area. The tax would be a 2mil increase and is only...
The City of Orlando is studying what segments to include in a potential bike trail network within the City. The City received a grant from FDOT to conduct a trail network evaluation. The goals of the study are to: Promote bicycling as...
Lynx is studying transit alternatives for State Road 50 from the Lake County line all the way to 434. The study looks at how to move people along this east/west corridor which includes the new Creative Village area and Robinson...
Over the past couple of days we’ve been giving you photo tours of each of the Bungalower area SunRail stations. The SunRail stations in the Bungalower area are: Florida Hospital Health Village Lynx Central Church Street Orlando Health/Amtrak Today we’re taking a look at the...