ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — LYNX is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday in Altamonte Springs to gather input from the public on several proposed route changes and trip extensions throughout Central Florida.
The bus system has proposed extending weekday trips on Line 45 to the Lake Mary SunRail station and on Link 46W from Rinehart Road to Lake Mary Boulevard, as well as LYMMO trips from downtown Orlando’s Orange-North Quarter to LYNX Central Station.
Two Sunday evening trips from the Florida Mall are also proposed.
Richard Rasmussen said he relies on public transportation to get around.
“It's difficult,” he said. “I'm going through a rough time. I gave my truck to my ex-wife, and I don't have transportation right now.”
Rasmussen, who rides SunRail and LYNX four to five days per week, said he spends more time seated at the station than on a bus or train.
“What happens sometimes is if the train leaves early or is late, you get on a whole different schedule where you are bumped into a two-hour waiting period,” he said. "
Rasmussen said he welcomes any efforts to synchronize bus and train schedules.
“Sometimes, they just run right by you, and that puts you behind as well,” he said. “And that's another issue. But it beats walking.”
LYNX’s board of directors will vote on the proposed changes during its meeting scheduled for March 23.
If approved, the changes would be enacted April 30.
Tuesday’s workshop and public hearing is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the Altamonte Springs City Hall on Newburyport Avenue.
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