SunRail starts running tomorrow with free service for the first two weeks. We’ll be covering the launch of Orlando’s first commuter rail with a series of stories on Riding SunRail. This morning local commissioners and mayors from the various cities and counties welcomed the...
Megabus announced they will be adding service from downtown Orlando to three new Florida cities starting May 15. Megabus will now offer direct bus service from downtown Orlando to Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa. This is in addition the existing service to...
SunRail starts running today with free service for the first two weeks. We’ll be covering the launch of Orlando’s first commuter rail with a series of stories on Riding SunRail. Over the course of the next couple of days we’re going to give...
The first day of SunRail service yesterday allowed passengers to test out the commuter rail service for free. Free service will continue for the until May 16. A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation said passenger demands exceeded expectation. According...
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: ...
Tomorrow morning Mayor Buddy Dyer will rider with residents as part of the City's annual Bike to Work Day. The ride will start at Loch Haven Park at 8:00 a.m. and will head down the Orlando Urban Trail to Downtown...
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...
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...
UPDATE May 14, 2014: FDOT decides not to charge the fee for the first 90 days. SunRail hasn't even started charging users to ride, but when they do start next week passengers are going to be paying $0.50 more than they had...
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...
Earlier this week Bungalower uncovered a $0.50 fee for all paper one-way and round-trip tickets that was being added. Now, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that they won't be charging that fee for the first 90 days. The fee...
Friday was the last day of free SunRail service and the commuter rail system saw a record 17,110 boardings. The average up until yesterday was around 10,000 boardings. Paid service begins on Monday, which will reduce the number of boardings and hopefully...
Yesterday was the first day of paid service for SunRail. We've already provided you with an overview of your fare options and our recommendations on what to purchase, but some aspects of the SunRail fare system just aren't working or have...
SunRail will not operate Monday in observance of the federal Memorial Day holiday. Regular service will resume on Tuesday. SunRail will also be closed on the following days in 2014: Friday July 4 — Independence Day Monday, September 1 — Labor Day Thursday, November...
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...
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....
Hertz moved some of their carshare locations to improve visibility. We told you about the new carshare program when it launched back in October. The program allows you to rent one of twelve cars within Downtown and the bungalow neighborhoods. They were at six...
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...
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...
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...
David Porter of SunRailRiders.com started a petition to get weekend and late night service for SunRail. The petition to Mayor Buddy Dyer, FDOT Secretary Ananth Persad and US Rep John Mica simply states "Run SunRail on the weekends and later at...
A new feature on the SunRail.com website provide real-time train locations and arrival times for each station. On the desktop site you can see a map of all the stations along with the current location and direction of all the...
Back May, Megabus added service to three florida cities, now they are adding service to Fort Lauderdale. Megabus will add daily, express bus service from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale on August 7. Fares start at $1 plus a $1.50 reservation fee...
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...
The City of Orlando is installing 17 new bike racks in Downtown Orlando. The money for the bicycle racks came from the City's bicycle fund. Boy Scouts from Troop 24 are helping the Downtown Clean Team to install the bike racks. There will...