Service hours will be extended until 1:00 a.m. on the Sun Trolley Las Olas Link and the Riverwalk Water Trolley on Sunday, December 31, 2017 to make it easy to get to the Fort Lauderdale Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration, with one Sun Trolley operating on the Las Olas Link and two boats operating on the Riverwalk Water Trolley route.
“New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year, so we have extended hours on our Las Olas Link and Riverwalk Water Trolley route to ensure that guests can get to and from their celebrations safely and in a fun trolley environment,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association, which administers operations of the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley.
The Las Olas Link will operate along Las Olas Boulevard between Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. This route travels as far north on A1A as Vistamar Street, and due to a scheduled road closure, it will go as far west along Las Olas Boulevard to Andrews Avenue.
The Riverwalk Water Trolley will follow its regular route along the New River from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the west to Stranahan House in the east, stopping at seven different points along the way: Esplanade Park, Huizenga Plaza, Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza, Smoker Park, South Andrews Business District East, South Andrews Business District West, and Tarpon River.
Fares for the Sun Trolley Las Olas Link are $1 each way or $3 for an all-day pass (cash, exact change only). The Riverwalk Water Trolley is free to ride. To catch a ride on the Sun Trolley, just wave at the trolley driver from a safe location anywhere along the route and the driver will pick you up. To ride the Riverwalk Water Trolley, wait at one of the seven designated stops, and a vessel will come by to pick you up.
“We encourage all of our guests to download our free Sun Trolley Trolley Tracker App on their Apple or Android device so they can track our trolleys in real-time,” said Chiarelli.