SunRail offers free rides May 1 - May 16
Thursday, April 03, 2014
SunRail, Central Florida’s new commuter rail system, will provide FREE rides for passengers for two weeks beginning the first day of service on May 1st.
The free service will last through May 16, with regular revenue service for paying passengers scheduled to begin on May 19. The free service is designed to allow passengers to experience the comfort and ease of commuting on SunRail, and become familiar with SunRail schedules and cost-savings prior to purchasing or activating more than 12,000 pre-sold passes on May 19.
ORRA's Position On
ORRA's sponsorship of a recent regional transporation forum reflects the REALTOR® perspective that transportation has a direct impact on real estate.
"REALTORS'® interest in transportation improvements is due to the potential for transportation to enhance both property values and a community’s quality of life,” explained Chairman Zola Szerencses to the forum audience. "A transportation plan that anticipates the need to relieve traffic congestion contributes to stable and vibrant neighborhoods, and certainly contributes to an area’s economic development.”
REALTORS® support alternative forms of transportation, such as SunRail, that provide efficient, safe, and convenient ways to travel while also reducing congestion and improving air quality.
Purchase a reloadable SunCard pass from ORRA
During the free trial period, SunRail ambassadors will be available at each station and on board trains to answer any questions that SunRail riders might have. The ambassadors will also be available on May 19, and for several weeks thereafter, to assist customers with pass purchases at ticket vending machines located on each platform, and to remind riders to “Tap On” at ticket validators before boarding SunRail, and to “Tap Off” at their final destination. The SunRail ambassadors will be easy to spot in black polos with the bright SunRail logo, and black pants.