Thursday, September 29, 2016

#SaturdaySunRail starts next week

#SaturdaySunRail starts Oct.8, just in time to provide easy transportation to the Come Out With Pride Festival at downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola.

During the big reveal on Thursday morning officials explained that between October and February SunRail will run Saturdays -- generally between 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Expect the schedule to change on a weekly basis to support large-scale events.

Stakeholders ranging from the Orlando Magic to Florida Hospital raised $250,000 to get #SaturdaySunRail started, but more money is needed. There’s even an opportunity for average people to put their money where their mouths are to help with sponsorships of $35 or more. To help sponsor #SaturdaySunRail, please click here.

Two years ago SunRailRiders led the petition campaign to get weekend service so we were happy to attend the official announcement of #SaturdaySunRail.

This new service is not perfect. The #SaturdaySunRail schedule supports leisure events, but it does little for the people who need SunRail to get to work in the hospitality industry, hospitals and Orlando International Airport.

Right now it’s critical that people take advantage of this Saturday service to encourage the political will necessary to expand Saturday service hours and begin Sunday service.

See you on The Rail.