Friday, September 5, 2014

Feel shortchanged on your SunRail fare?

People frequently tell us that they feel as though they get shortchanged by SunRail when they buy a 7-day SunCard because SunRail only runs Monday through Friday.

We put that question to SunRail, and here’s a written response from a spokesman: “The weekly passes are good for seven consecutive days from the time you first tap on for our regular riders. We also offer a stored value card (with a 10 percent bonus), that operates exactly like your SunPass (toll transponder on cars EDITOR'S NOTE). You are only debited when you use it, plus you get the 10 percent bonus. That means if you put $100 on your card, for example, you get $10 worth of additional free rides.”

Are you satisfied by this response?


  1. All SunRail rider bloggers and fans don't miss the upcoming FDOT public hearings for the US441 corridor study Orlando to Lake County that has existing track in place. Don't miss it there is one hearing in Orlando too as well as Apopka and Tavares. I have the link below but the MetroPlan Orlando Facebook page has conveniently put the info in one place so here is the text followed by the link. <<<< Mark your calendar for one of FDOT Central Florida's Viable Alternatives Public Meetings scheduled to discuss the US 441 Corridor Study. The proposals involve a busy route from Downtown #Orlando northwest through #Apopka and into #Lake County. Three meetings -- with identical content -- are scheduled, and these will be the last public meetings before a transit alternative for the corridor is recommended.

    The first meeting will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, at the City of #Tavares Community Center. A second event will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the #LYNX Central Station in downtown Orlando. The third meeting will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Fran Carlton Community Center in Apopka >>>>

  2. OK this is a comment to the question above, better get the stored value card until we with other SunRail advocacy groups like Commute Orlando, Bike/walk Orlando, Sierra Club of Central Florida (add your group here) get the additional money prioritized for week end service equipment (trains) and additional staff. Next year when I-4 is ripped apart for construction for 6 years (2.36 billion for 21 miles of express toll lanes). SunRail will need the allocated funds for extra trains and manpower early not later, on top of phase II which starts construction next year too. We have to all work together and fight for this.