Julie Regier, a 92-year young long-time Orlando resident, lives in a downtown senior high-rise and enjoys spending time with friends, catching shows at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and dining locally along Orange Avenue. However, mobility for Regier has become more of a challenge these days, but thanks to the expanded LYMMO Lime Line she now has easier access to all of the amenities at the Beardall Center, North Quarter and SoDo neighborhoods.
On Tuesday, March 28, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join Regier, City Commissioners, LYNX CEO Tiffany Homler Hawkins, Senior Resource Alliance CEO Karla Radka and senior residents as they embark on a journey through the city to the Beardall Senior Center to celebrate the expanded route with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The expanded Lime Line route is a convenient transit option for the city’s seniors to hop on and off to navigate and explore the downtown area quickly and reliably. This LYMMO expansion aligns with the city’s Livable Orlando Age-Friendly Action Plan and its commitment to ensure Orlando is a “Community for a Lifetime” by implementing age-friendly initiatives, creating happier and healthier residents of all ages.
For those interested in riding, the Lime Line will now run from the North Quarter to LYNX Central Station then southward to the Beardall Senior Center and Lake Lucerne neighborhood with stops at Division Avenue, Anderson Street, Delaney Avenue, Gore Street, Orange Avenue, South Street and Garland Avenue. To further enhance mobility throughout downtown, frequency will also increase on the Grapefruit Line with buses arriving every eight minutes during the weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and every 15 minutes early mornings, nights and weekends.
The fare-free, circulating LYMMO buses were among the first of its kind in the U.S. to have their own dedicated lanes, known as bus rapid transit (BRT). The BRT system is funded by the City of Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency and has been instrumental in creating an efficient public transport network with its three routes (Lime, Orange and Grapefruit) that connect two downtown SunRail stations, the LYNX Central Station and several neighborhoods around the urban core.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
**10:15 a.m. - Media should be in place and set up by 10:15 a.m. to ensure footage capture of the LYMMO bus arrival**
Beardall Senior Center
800 Delaney Avenue
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Tiffany Homler Hawkins, LYNX CEO
Karla Radka, Senior Resource Alliance CEO
Mayor Dyer’s Committee on Livability and Healthy Aging members
Julie Regier, Orlando senior resident and LYMMO rider
Parking is reserved in the parking lot of the Beardall Senior Center.