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include construction of an
eight-bay transfer center, real-time
departure and arrival
information, bicycle parking,
safety and security improvements,
integration with the
Pine Hills Trail and a driver's
lounge. The project has been
under development with several
community partners to
ensure it promotes economic
competitiveness, advances
an equitable and performance-driven
transit system,
delivers seamless transportation
services and enhances
the customer experience.
Another major project,
Harrison mentions, is the
Florida Mall Transfer Center
that is currently out to
bid with a contract expected
to be awarded soon. The
project is another complete
reconstruction of existing facilities
and will include new
amenities such as bus shelters
and better ADA access.
" [These improvements are]
certainly driven by LYNX's
communication with its customers
and with regional
partners, " said Harrison. " It's
a partnership. "
Looking to
the Future
Future projects at LYNX will
continue to be pursued and
delivered using its proven
strategies associated with innovation
and collaboration.
One project involves coordination
with the Central
Florida Automated Vehicle
Partnership and the city of
Orlando to deploy a pilot
program using automated
vehicles along LYNX's Lymmo
route in an area of central
business district
in downtown
Orlando referred to as
Creative Village.
" It's a pilot program to
explore the use of automated
shuttles and shared use
vehicles on a limited circuit, "
explained Harrison.
" We expect that this is going
to serve as kind of a vehicle
proving facility, as well as
provide that important daily
service. "
Another project focused
on improving transit service
is the SR 436 Transit
Corridor Study, one of several
critical corridors in the
region that LYNX has conducted
studies to evaluate
service enhancements, but
movement forward for these
projects hinges on funding.
" Funding is really the
key issue on the 436 study,
as well as a number of other
critical corridors in the region,
like State Road 50 and
the connection between our
international
airport
and
our convention center. These
have been a focus for LYNX
for a long time and they were
part of the financial package
that was proposed by Mayor
Demings and his regional
funding initiative. Unfortunately,
the pandemic put
those projects temporarily on
hold and so right now, we're
working to identify funding
sources, " said Harrison.
Through the uncertainty
of the past year, LYNX
has tapped into its legacy of
innovation to continue to
provide service within its
community and find ways
to enhance that service.
The efforts, says Harrison,
paints a future that, like the
system's Skittles fleet, can be
described as bright.
" As we continue to be
one of the fastest growing
regions in the nation, there's
no question that transit in
all of its forms is going to
be a key component to the
region's success; I think our
future is very, very bright, "
he said.
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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
Products
The Scheduling Conundrum
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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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