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|Parent||Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority|
|Headquarters||455 N Garland Avenue, Orlando, FL|
|Locale||Greater Orlando, USA|
|Service area||Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Lake County, Volusia County, Polk County|
|Annual ridership||30.1 million (2014)|
|Fuel type||Diesel, Biodiesel|
|Operator||Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority|
|Chief executive||John M. Lewis, Jr.|
Lynx is a bus system run by the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, serving the greater Orlando, Florida area, Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties with limited service to Lake, Volusia, and Polk counties. Bus routes are referred to as Links. The standard adult one-way fare is $2 with free single transfers valid for 90 minutes (not valid on the same Link or for round trips). Lynx runs the zero-fare Lymmo Bus (Links 31 and 62) in Downtown Orlando, connecting many downtown destinations to parking and the Lynx Central Station by controlling traffic signals on a three-mile route along a fully separate right-of-way. All Lynx buses (Links), except the Lymmo, have bike racks (2 - 3 bike capacity) for use at no extra charge.
Other LYNX services include, a commuter assistance Vanpool program; ACCESS LYNX paratransit Service; nine NeighborLink (formerly PickUpLine) community circulators; KnightLYNX, a transportation option on and near the UCF campus that operates on Friday and Saturday nights only; and the Road Rangers sponsored by State Farm roadside assistance program on Interstate 4.
Bus stop signs are designed with a lynx paw in place of the traditional bus stop signs, which show a bus; although, some new signs have been placed, adding the paw to the traditional sign. Also, the route numbers (Links) are usually attached to the bus stop signs.
The budget for fiscal year 2013 that began on October 1, 2012 and ended September 30, 2013 was $115,518,832.
The FY2014 budget that began October 1, 2013 is $127,867,296.
The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority was formed in May 1972 under the name Orange-Seminole-Osceola Transportation Authority (OSOTA). The bus service was originally named Tri-County Transit, or TCT for short. The authority changed its name in 1994 via a public naming contest and started doing business as Lynx.
The agency opened Lynx Central Station in November 2004 and a new operations center called Lynx Operations Center or LOC in 2007.
Lynx also opened through a partnership with the city of Kissimmee the Osceola Satellite Facility or OSF to operate their Kissimmee routes Link 10, 18, 26, 55, 56, 57, 108, 306, 416, 426 and 427. The only Kissimmee route that does not operate from OSF is FastLink 441 which is fully run out of LOC.
Lynx changed, added, and eliminated routes and schedules several times throughout its history.
Notes and references
- LYNX Fast Facts
- "Bus Shelter Program - Public Transportation Services for Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties". Web.archive.org. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2014-01-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- >2012 Annual report Lynx
- 2012 Annual report Lynx
- LYNX About Us
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