Sun Trolley’s Tracker App Wins 2012 Travel Choices Innovative Program Award

Sun Trolley's innovative tracker app that literally “tracks” the location of all the Sun Trolleys across all seven routes in real time, was presented with the 2012 Travel Choices Innovative Program Award on Friday, April 12, 2013. The Florida Travel Choices Awards are sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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(Left) Robyn Chiarelli, TMA & (Right) Michael Wright, FDOT

In the wake of the mobile apps’ successes, we are currently working on launching a desktop app so that hotel and local business representatives can offer additional assistance to our passengers - Patricia Zeiler, Executive Director

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

With Mobile Apps being all the rage, the Sun Trolley hopped on the cool train to develop and launch its mobile tracker app with the help of the Leadership Broward Class 30 Project team in 2012.This innovative tracker app that literally “tracks” the location of all the Sun Trolleys across all seven routes in real time, was presented with the 2012 Travel Choices Innovative Program Award on Friday, April 12, 2013.

The Innovative Program Award is awarded to a Florida public transportation system, commuter assistance program, transportation management organization or other Florida entity that has designed and implemented specific public transportation-related programs that demonstrate innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques.

“With three other fantastic nominees in this category, we are honored that our tracker app has received this award,” states Patricia Zeiler, Sun Trolley’s Executive Director. “In the wake of the mobile apps’ successes, we are currently working on launching a desktop app so that hotel and local business representatives can offer additional assistance to our passengers.”

The Florida Travel Choices Awards are sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The FDOT seeks to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of our environment and communities.

Applications for this award were due January 31, 2013. The Sun Trolley was presented with this award on April 12, 2013 at the University of South Florida in conjunction with the Florida Commuter Choice Summit and Southeast TDM Symposium.

To download printable route maps, the mobile app or to learn more visit http://www.suntrolley.com or call (954) 761-3543. Like what Sun Trolley is doing? Show it at facebook.com/sun-trolley.

ABOUT TMA (Transportation Management Association)
Serving Fort Lauderdale’s residents and visitors since 1993, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA) manages the Sun Trolley and administers the community bus service of the City of Fort Lauderdale. In addition to managing five routes, TMA oversees a carpooling service with incentives for employees who elect to carpool, connects Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods to Broward County Transit and TriRail, and coordinates employee transit programs in local businesses. For more info visit http://www.suntrolley.com.


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