On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill will join LYNX CEO Tiffany Homler Hawkins and Beep CEO Joe Moye to give the community a “first look” of the new SWAN (Shuttling with Autonomous Navigation) shuttle at Creative Village in downtown Orlando. This autonomous shuttle will provide residents, students, professionals and visitors with fare-free rides through the Parramore and Creative Village neighborhoods providing for greater access to downtown amenities.
The shuttle is part of a six-month pilot that will start on August 20, 2023, and offer rides seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The SWAN shuttle seats up to eight passengers and will run along a portion of the Orange LYMMO Line. The roughly one-mile route has five stops that connect LYNX Central Station and SunRail to UCF/Valencia Downtown, Luminary Green Park, Electronic Arts (EA), the ACE school are other Parramore and Creative Village businesses and residences in the area. A link to the shuttle route can be found here.
The pilot program helps advance Orlando’s Future-Ready efforts and furthers the city's goals of having a connected community by investing in state-of-the-art technology and offering sustainable transit solutions that are safe, efficient and environmentally friendly. Additionally, these efforts align with the city’s DTO 2.0 Action Plan to enhance travel downtown, expand mobility options and promote a thriving downtown neighborhood.
For more information on the new service, visit orlando.gov/swanshuttle.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Luminary Green Park at Creative Village
437 North Terry Avenue
Near the Orlando sign at the north end of the park
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill
Orlando City Commissioners
Tanya Wilder, City of Orlando Director of Transportation
Tiffany Homler Hawkins, LYNX CEO
Joe Moye, Beep CEO
Reserved media parking will be in the metered spaces along the east side of North Terry Avenue between West Livingston Street and West Amelia Street.
At the “first look” event, media will have an opportunity to explore the inside of the shuttle.