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signed to provide residents in
less-populated areas access to local
and regional transportation.
" What makes us stand out
right now is that we're the only
three-county transit agency that
has experienced such unprecedented
growth over the last decade
and that growth, coupled
with our funding challenges as a
regional agency, has led us to be
innovative in the way that we deliver
our services, " said Harrison.
The stated mission of LYNX is
to provide its served community
with " quality mobility options
with innovation, integrity and
teamwork. " The third element,
teamwork, is critical in execution
of its mission and that extends to
its regional planning and funding
" Coordinated transportation
planning is crucial to any successful
project and certainly even
more so in a fast-growing region
like this. We work very closely
with our partners; coordinating
very carefully with our regional
funding partners and the cities
that we serve so that we can coordinate
those services and facilities.
I think working closely together is
absolutely imperative as we navigate
the fast moving, fast growing
environment, " said Harrison.
The Transit Development
Plan, a needs-based evaluation
required by the Florida Department
of Transportation, is one
document that offers LYNX and
its regional partners a chance to
coordinate on the changing mobility
needs of the growing region.
" The annual update allows us
an opportunity to show off all the
things that we've done over the
past year, but the major update
that occurs every five years is
an opportunity to take a look at
how travel patterns have evolved,
along with land development, " explained
Harrison. " We work very
closely with our regional partners
to see where we can improve service
and time the construction of
our facilities. "
LYNX will be starting the
next update shortly and Harrison
notes it will involve extensive
outreach of the community
to account for the impact of the
COVID-19 pandemic.
The effects of the health crisis
did not spare LYNX; ridership
dropped, costs increased,
but, through the challenges,
service continued.
Prior to the pandemic, there
was discussion of a sales tax initiative
referendum to provide
dedicated funding to LYNX and
other transportation projects in
the Orange County. The effort
proposed by Orange County
By the
service area
of 2,500
square miles
More than 23
million vehicle
miles traveled
in FY20
trips in FY20
Fleet size of
more than
300 coaches
Eight batteryelectric
with six more
slated for delivery
by mid-2022
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September-October_2021

Editor's Notebook
People & Places
Make Digitalization Part of Your Rail and Transit Strategy
LYNX: Primed for Post-Pandemic Acceleration
How LIDAR is Making Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
Get Ready for APTA's Big Event
A 21st Century Approach to Fare Collection
Best Practices
The Scheduling Conundrum
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September-October_2021 - Editor's Notebook
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September-October_2021 - People & Places
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September-October_2021 - Make Digitalization Part of Your Rail and Transit Strategy
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September-October_2021 - LYNX: Primed for Post-Pandemic Acceleration
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September-October_2021 - How LIDAR is Making Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
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September-October_2021 - Get Ready for APTA's Big Event
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September-October_2021 - A 21st Century Approach to Fare Collection
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September-October_2021 - Best Practices
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September-October_2021 - Products
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September-October_2021 - The Scheduling Conundrum
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