|Parent||Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority|
|Headquarters||455 N Garland Avenue, Orlando, FL|
|Locale||Greater Orlando, USA|
|Service area||Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Lake County, Volusia County, Polk County|
|Annual ridership||29.2 million (2012)|
|Fuel type||Diesel, Biodiesel|
|Operator||Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority|
|Chief executive||John M. Lewis, Jr.|
LYNX is a bus system run by the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, serving the greater Orlando, Florida area, Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties with limited service to Lake, Volusia, and Polk counties. Bus routes are referred to as Links. The standard adult one-way fare is $2 with free single transfers valid for 90 minutes (not valid on the same Link or for round trips). LYNX runs the zero-fare LYMMO Bus (Link 31) in Downtown Orlando, connecting many downtown destinations to parking and the LYNX Central Station by controlling traffic signals on a three-mile route along a fully separate right-of-way. All LYNX buses (Links), except the LYMMO, have bike racks (2 - 3 bike capacity) for use at no extra charge.
Bus stop signs are designed with a lynx paw in place of the traditional bus stop signs, which show a bus; although, some new signs have been placed, adding the paw to the traditional sign. Also, the route numbers (Links) are usually attached to the bus stop signs.
The budget for fiscal year 2013 that began on October 1, 2012 and ended September 30, 2013 was $115,518,832.
The FY2014 budget that began October 1, 2013 is $127,867,296.
- 1 History
- 2 Fare schedule
- 3 Annual summaries
- 4 Station, Superstops, and Transfer locations
- 5 List of routes (called Links)
- 6 Current fleet roster
- 7 Retired bus roster
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes and references
- 10 External links
The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority was formed in May 1972 under the name Orange-Seminole-Osceola Transportation Authority (OSOTA). The bus service was originally named Tri-County Transit, or TCT for short. The authority changed its name in 1994 via a public naming contest and started doing business as LYNX.
The agency opened LYNX Central Station in November of 2004 and a new operations center called LYNX Operations Center or LOC in 2007.
LYNX also opened through a partnership with the city of Kissimmee the Osceola Satellite Facility or OSF to operate their Kissimmee routes Link 4, 10, 18, 26, 55, 56, 57, 306, 416, 426 and 427. The only Kissimmee route that does not operate from OSF is FastLink 441 which is fully run out of LOC.
LYNX changed, added, and eliminated routes and schedules several times throughout its history. The service change on December 16, 2012 included new service to Haines City in Polk County. connecting to Winter Haven Area Transit also known as WHAT.
The service change that went into effect on April 21, 2013 saw minor time changes made to time schedules and NeighborLink 621 serving the Bithlo area began service as a Fixed Route / NeighborLink service operating fixed bus service between SR 50 and SR 434 to the Bithlo Heath Center then operating as a NeighborLink service past this point to Wedgefield.
The last service change on August 11, 2013 resulted in minor routing and time changes being made to multiple routes and Link 4 was split at Florida Mall into two routes - Link 107 / Florida Mall to Downtown Orlando and Link 4 / Florida Mall to Kissimmee.
The next service change on January 12, 2014 will result in Link 4 being renumbered Link 108 and Link 17 being renumbered 106. In addition minor time changes will be made and Link 4 (108), 10, 18, 26, 55, 57, and FastLink 441 will be rerouted to serve the new LYNX Kissimmee Intermodel Station (KIS). Service to Osceola Square Mall will be discontinued on Link 4 (108), 10, 18, 26, 57, and FastLink 441. Link 55 will maintain connectivity with Osceola Square Mall with a new stop located on US 192.
More information about LYNX links and schedules can be obtained online at golynx.com or by calling LYNX customer service at 407-841-LYNX (5969).
Pennies are not accepted for fare payment and no change can be given.
Single ride fares
|Single Ride Discounted*||$1|
|The bus operator may be asked for a transfer valid for 90 minutes which cannot be used on the same link or for round trip purposes|
|Xpress Link 200 Single Ride||$3.50|
|Xpress Link 200 Single Ride Discounted*||$1.75|
|Xpress Link 204 Single Ride||$3.50|
|Xpress Link 204 Single Ride Discounted*||$1.75|
|NeighborLink Single Ride||$2|
|NeighborLink Single Ride Discounted*||$1|
|FASTLINK Single Ride||$2|
|FASTLINK Single Ride Discounted*||$1|
LYNX offers three pass types: All-Day Pass, 7-Day Pass, and 30-Day Pass
|All-Day Passes are available for purchase only from LYNX buses by request from the bus operator. IMPORTANT! Riders must ask for a All-Day Pass BEFORE putting money into the farebox.|
|All-Day Pass Discounted*||$2.25|
|Xpress Link 204 All-Day Pass||$6.50|
|Xpress Link 204 All-Day Pass Discounted*||$3.25|
|7-Day Passes are activated upon first use and are valid for 7 days expiring at midnight of the 7th day.|
|7-Day Pass Discounted*||$8|
|Xpress Link 204 7-Day Pass||$23|
|Xpress Link 204 7-Day Pass Discounted*||$11.50|
|30-Day Passes are activated upon first use and are valid for 30 days expiring at midnight of the 30th day.|
|30-Day Pass Discounted*||$25|
|Xpress Link 200 30-Day Pass||$80|
|Xpress Link 200 30-Day Pass Discounted*||$40|
|Xpress Link 204 30-Day Pass||$70|
|Xpress Link 204 30-Day Pass Discounted*||$35|
- * Discounted Fare and Pass Prices are applicable only to those who qualify under the Youth and AdvantAge Discount policy. Youth Fare applies to riders age 7 thru 18. Children age 6 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a passenger, age 18 or older. If not accompanied by an passenger age 18 or older, they must pay $1. AdvantAge Fare applies to riders age 65 or older. People with medical disabilities may also qualify, regardless of their age. To receive discounted fare, a rider must present a valid LYNX ID which may be obtained at LYNX Central Station Lost and Found office Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. For more information about LYNX ID's contact LYNX Lost and Found at 407-841-5969 Option 2. A valid LYNX ID must be presented when paying a discount fare, buying a discounted pass and when using a discounted pass to pay a fare.
|Total operating revenue||31.0||31.4||35.2||36.0||40.1||41.8||42.4||43.1||46.8||46.5|
|Total operating expenses||82.3||78.8||86.1||89.1||97.8||110.7||106.7||106.7||110.6||111.3|
|Farebox recovery ratio (%)||19||18||20||21||20||19.5||20.2||20.9||23.6||25.7|
All figures in millions. Revenue in millions of dollars.
Station, Superstops, and Transfer locations
|Apopka Superstop||Link 17, 41, 44, 405, and 445|
|Colonial Plaza Superstop||Link 6, 13, 51, and 313|
|Destination Parkway Superstop||Link 42, 58,111, and Neighborlink 641|
|Florida Mall Superstop||Link 4, 7, 37, 42, 107, 111, and FASTLINK 441|
|Orlando International Airport Superstop||Link 11, 41, 42, 51, and 111|
|Osceola Square Mall Superstop||Link 4, 10, 18, 26, 55, 56, 57, and FASTLINK 441|
|Park Promenade Superstop||Use of Superstop discontinued due to owner request, new location in works, see Transfer Location SILVERSTAR ROAD/HIAWASSEE ROAD|
|Seminole Centre in Sanford||Link 34, 45, 46E, 46W, 103, and FASTLINK 17-92|
|Rosemont Superstop||Link 9, 17, 23, 302, and 443|
|University of Central Florida Superstop||Link 13, 104, and 434|
|Washington Shores Superstop||Link 20, 21, 24, 57, 303, and 319|
|West Oaks Mall Superstop||Link 54,105,125, 445, NeighborLink 611, and NeighborLink 613|
|Transfer Location||Transfer TO/FROM|
|Altamonte Mall||Link 1 and 41|
|Central Florida Regional Hospital||Link 34, 46E, and 46W|
|Colonial Drive and Alafaya Trail||Link 104 and NeighborLink 621|
|Fern Park||Link 41, 102, 103, and FASTLINK 17-92|
|Orlando Premium Outlets International||Link 8, 24, and 42|
|Oviedo Mall (Oviedo Marketplace)||Link 434 and NeighborLink 622|
|Poinciana Wal-Mart||Link 26, 416, 426, NeighborLink 601, and NeighborLink 603|
|Sea Harbor Drive and Central Florida Parkway||Link 8, 38, 50, 111, and NeighborLink 641|
|Silver Star Road and Hiawassee Road||Link 37, 44, 48, 125, 301, and 443|
|Universal Orlando||Link 21, 37, and 40|
|Walt Disney World Ticket and Transportation Center||Link 50 and 56|
|Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney||Link 50, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, and 306|
|West Town Parkway and SR 434||Link 23, 41, and 434|
|Winter Park Village||Link 1, 9, 14, 23, 102, 443, and FASTLINK 17-92|
|Valencia College East Campus||Link 15 and 104|
|Valencia College West Campus||Link 21 and 37|
List of routes (called Links)
Below is a complete list of LYNX routes which are called Links. Current as of April 21, 2013
|1||Winter Park/Altamonte Springs||Monday - Saturday|
|4||South US 441/Kissimmee||Daily||Effective August 11, 2013 this route was split into two routes at Florida Mall. Link 4 maintains service between Florida Mall and Kissimmee. New Link 107 provides service on route portions between Downtown Orlando and Florida Mall.
Effective January 12, 2014 Link 4 will be re-labeled as Link 108. Additionally service will be removed from Osceola Square Mall and re-routed to the new Kissimmee Intermodal Station.
|6||Dixie Belle||Monday - Saturday|
|7||South Orange Ave/Florida Mall||Daily|
|8||West Oakridge Road/International Drive||Daily|
|10||East US 192/St. Cloud||Monday - Saturday||Effective January 12, 2014 service removed from Osceola Square Mall and re-routed to new Kissimmee Intermodal Station.|
|11||South Orange Ave/Orlando International Airport||Daily|
|13||University of Central Florida||Daily|
|15||Curry Ford Road/Valencia College East||Daily|
|17||North US 441/Apopka||Daily||Effective January 12, 2014, Link 17 will be re-labeled Link 106.|
|18||South Orange Ave/Kissimmee||Monday - Saturday||Effective January 12, 2014 service will be removed from Osceola Square Mall and re-routed to new Kissimmee Intermodal Station.|
|20||Malibu Street/Mercy Drive||Daily|
|21||Universal/Dr. Phillips Hospital||Daily|
|23||Winter Park/Spring Village||Monday - Saturday|
|25||Mercy Drive/Shader Road||Daily|
|26||Pleasant Hill Road/Poinciana||Monday - Saturday||Effective January 12, 2014 service removed from Osceola Square Mall and re-routed to new Kissimmee Intermodal Station.|
|28||East Colonial Drive/Azalea Park||Daily|
|29||East Colonial Drive/Goldenrod Road||Daily|
|34||Sanford/Goldsboro||Monday - Saturday||Effective 4/21/13 Saturday Service to the closed Seminole County Health Center discontinued, Service remains on Airport Blvd.|
|37||Pine Hills/Florida Mall||Daily|
|38||Downtown Orlando/International Drive Circulator||Daily (limited service times)||Effective December 16, 2012 routing of Link 38 was adjusted to service SeaWorld.
Effective January 12, 2014, Link 38 will become an all day service with 20 minute frequency during peak periods and 60 minute frequency during off peak periods.
|40||Americana Blvd/Universal Orlando||Daily||No Sunday service to Universal Orlando Employment Center|
|41||State Road 436/Orlando International Airport||Daily|
|42||International Drive/Orlando International Airport||Daily|
|44||Hiawassee Road/Zellwood||Monday - Saturday|
|45||Lake Mary||Monday - Saturday|
|46E||SR 46/Midway||Monday - Saturday|
|46W||SR 46/Seminole Towne Center||Daily|
|48||West Colonial Drive/Powers Drive||Daily|
|49||West Colonial Drive/Pine Hills Road||Daily|
|50||Downtown Orlando/Magic Kingdom||Daily|
|51||Conway Road/Orlando International Airport||Daily|
|54||Old Winter Garden Road||Monday - Saturday|
|55||West US 192/Four Corners||Daily||Effective September 15, 2013 service to West of Legacy Blvd. was discontinued due to Lake County no longer funding LYNX' services. Passengers traveling west of Legacy Blvd. on US 192 can use Link 427. Service north of US 192 on US 27 to Cagan Crossings Wal-Mart discontinued with no alternative service.
Effective January 12, 2014 service extended to LYNX Kissimmee Intermodal Station. Osceola Square Mall service will be retained via a new bus stop on US 192.
|56||West US 192/Magic Kingdom||Daily|
|57||John Young Parkway||Monday - Saturday||Effective January 12, 2014 service removed from Osceola Square Mall and re-routed to new Kissimmee Intermodal Station.|
|58||Shingle Creek||Daily (limited service times)|
|102||North Orange Ave/South US 17-92||Daily|
|103||North US 17-92/Sanford||Daily|
|104||East Colonial Drive/University of Central Florida||Daily|
|105||West Colonial Drive/West Oaks Mall||Daily|
|106||North US 441/Apopka||Not Yet in Service||New Number operating former routing of Link 17 effective January 12, 2014.|
|107||South Orange Blossom Trail/Florida Mall||Daily||New Route that started August 11, 2013 assuming route portions of previous Link 4 between Florida Mall and Downtown Orlando|
|108||South US 441/Kissimmee||Not yet in service||New number operating former routing of Link 4 to Downtown Kissimmee with realignment to Kissimmee Intermodel Station and discontinuation of service to Osceola Square Mall via this link effective January 12, 2014.|
|111||Orlando International Airport/SeaWorld||Daily||Effective December 16, 2012 Link 111 stopped service to Disney World and Destination Parkway Superstop with new end of the line becoming Sea World. Effective August 11, 2013 service to Destination Parkway resumed with SeaWorld maintained as end of the line.|
|125||Silver Star Road Crosstown||Daily|
|313||Winter Park Memorial Hospital/V.A. Clinic||Monday - Saturday|
|319||Richmond Heights/Richmond Estates||Daily|
|416||Poinciana/Haines City||Monday - Saturday||New route started December 16, 2012 connecting Poinciana, Link 26, 426, NeighborLink 601, and NeighborLink 603 in Osceola County to Haines City, Winter Haven Area Transit, and Link 427 in Polk County|
|426||Poinciana Circulator||Monday - Saturday|
|427||US 27/Haines City||Monday - Saturday||New route started December 16, 2012 connecting Four Corners and Link 55 in Lake County to Haines City, Winter Haven Area Transit, and Link 416 in Polk County. Effective September 15, 2013 Link 427 was rerouted east on US 192 to Legacy Blvd. to retain regional connectivity with LYNX. The Cagan Crossings Wal-Mart was removed from the LYNX Service Area as Lake County will no longer fund LYNX service.|
|434||State Road 434 Crosstown||Monday - Saturday|
|443||Winter Park/Pine Hills||Daily|
|445||Apopka/West Oaks Mall||Monday - Saturday (limited service times)|
LYMMO, The FREE Downtown Orlando Circulator
LYMMO is the zero fare Downtown Orlando circulator that connects many destinations in Downtown Orlando including the Amway Center, Orlando City Hall, Lake Eola Park, the Orlando Public Library, The Orlando History Center, The Orange County Courthouse, LYNX Central Station, and Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.
Service Hours are as follows:
|Monday - Thursday||Friday||Saturday||Sunday/Holiday|
|6:00am – 10:00pm||6:00am - Midnight||10:00am - Midnight||10:00am – 10:00pm|
LYNX 3D Disney Direct routes
The LYNX 3D Disney Direct Link's are direct to Disney routes from areas throughout Central Florida that run both morning and evening trips primarily as access to public transit for Disney employees although all LYNX Passengers can use the service.
|300||Downtown Orlando/Hotel Plaza||Daily (limited service times)|
|301||Pine Hills/Animal Kingdom||Daily (limited service times)|
|302||Rosemont/Magic Kingdom||Daily (limited service times)|
|303||Washington Shores/Hollywood Studios||Daily (limited service times)||Disney's Hollywood Studios formally known as Disney's MGM Studios.|
|304||Rio Grande/Vistana||Daily (limited service times)|
|305||Metro West/All Star Resort||Daily (limited service times)||This route has AM service only|
|306||Poinciana/Magic Kingdom||Daily (limited service times)|
KnightLYNX is a Friday and Saturday evening service that is safe and reliable public transportation option on and near the main campus of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in eastern Orlando. Any UCF student with a campus ID card may ride the service free. Other passengers may use the service but must pay regular fare. The weekend evening service is a partnership between the UCF Student Government Association and LYNX. The service operates Friday and Saturday nights from 8PM to 3AM. It originates at the CFE Arena formally known as the UCF Arena, runs outside campus to stops along McCulloch Road, Alafaya Trail to Waterford Lakes Town Center, and Downtown Orlando then returns to campus.
The Green and Blue lines run in circulator form from 8:00PM to 3:00AM. The Red line has trips from CFE Arena to Downtown Orlando only from 9:00PM to 11:00PM then starting at 1:00AM to 3:00AM the Red line has trips from Downtown Orlando to CFE Arena only.
|210||BLUE LINE||Serves CFE Arena formally known as UCF Arena, Alafaya Trail to/from Waterford Lakes|
|211||GREEN LINE||Serves CFE Arena formally know as UCF Arena, McCulloch Road|
|212||RED LINE||Serves CFE Arena formally known as UCF Arena, Alafaya Trail to Waterford Lakes then to/from Downtown Orlando via the 408 expressway|
|200||West Volusia Xpress||Monday - Friday (limited service times)||This is an express service that operates between Downtown Orlando to Orange City Park N Ride in Volusia County connecting to VOTRAN. Also serves International Parkway in Lake Mary/Heathrow connecting to Link 45|
|204||Clermont Xpress||Discontinued||This was an express service that operated between Downtown Orlando to Clermont Park N Ride in Lake County. Link 204 was discontinued October 18, 2013 as Lake County could no longer fund the service.|
NeighborLink formally PickUpLine is a flex-service aimed to make it easier for residents in these areas to make use of both local transportation and LYNX's Local bus system. To use the NeighborLink system a passenger must call 407-244-0808 at least two hours before they want pickup.
|601||South Poinciana||Monday - Saturday|
|603||Poinciana Villages 7 & 8||Monday - Saturday|
|604||Intercession City/Campbell||Monday - Friday||New Service introduced October 22, 2012|
|611||Ocoee||Monday - Saturday|
|612||Oakland/Tildenville/Winter Garden||Monday - Saturday|
|613||Pine Hills||Monday - Saturday|
|621||Bithlo||Monday - Saturday|
|622||Oviedo||Monday - Saturday|
|631||Buena Ventura Lakes (BVL)||Monday - Friday|
|641||Williamsburg||Monday - Saturday|
FASTLINK is a faster service designed to reduce stops along specific corridors providing a quicker trip that operates morning and afternoon commuter service Monday - Friday.
|441||Kissimmee/Downtown Orlando||Monday-Friday (Limited Service Times)||This is an limited stop express route that runs from Downtown Orlando to Kissimmee via US 441 with stops at Florida Mall and other transfer locations.
Effective January 12, 2014 service removed from Osceola Square Mall and re-routed to new Kissimmee Intermodal Station
|17-92||Sanford/Downtown Orlando||Monday-Friday (Limited Service Times)||This is an limited stop express route that runs from Downtown Orlando to Sanford via 17-92 with stops at Winter Park Village, Fern Park, and other transfer locations.|
Current fleet roster
|Order Year||Manufacturer||Model||Fleet Series
|<<< 29 feet (8.8 m) >>>|
|2005||Gillig||Advantage "Low Floor"||701-705
|<<< 35 feet (11 m) >>>|
|2009||BRT||6-309 thru 25-309
|2010||BRT||28-310 thru 36-310
|<<< 40 feet (12 m) >>>|
|2002||Gillig||Phantom||501-503, 505, 507-513, 515-517
|2009||BRT||1-409 thru 5-409
|2010||BRT||37-410 thru 55-410
|2012||BRT||106-412 thru 117-412
|2013||BRT||118-413 thru 128-413
|<<< 60 feet (18 m) (Articulated) >>>|
|1998||New Flyer||D60HF||134-698 thru 137-698
|2010||NABI||60-BRT||26-610 thru 27-610
|2013||NovaBus||LFS-A||129-613 thru 132-613
- Buses 554, 579, and 809 were retired due to accidents that caused damage to their frame. Buses have since been or will be scrapped or sold to another company to be used.
- Buses 353, 361, and 362 have been retired as of February 2013. All three are now sitting on Lynx's property awaiting to be auctioned next year.
- Buses 506 and 514 have been retired and were auctioned off in 2013. 504 is being used as a parts bus and is out of service. 
Retired bus roster
|Order Year||Manufacturer||Model||Fleet Series
|<<< 29 feet (8.8 m) >>>|
|<<< 35 feet (11 m) >>>|
|<<< 40 feet (12 m) >>>|
|1975||AM General||Metropolitan Series||401-411
|2002||Gillig||Phantom||504, 506, 514
|<<< 60 feet (18 m) (Articulated) >>>|
|1984||Neoplan USA||AN460||800, 845-846
- Buses 464-465, 382,384, 386-394 were retired early because of high maintenance costs and unreliability.   382,384, 386-394 was transferred to Gainesville RTS.  464 and 465 are with a private company. 
- Buses 450-455 were retired early due to high maintenance costs. 
- Buses 800, 840-846 were bought used/leased in 1990.
- 516-518 are former Fayetteville Area System of Transit RTS-03s that were built in 1978. It's possible more than three of these buses were likely bought by Lynx from Fayetteville. ,
- 353 is on reserve.
- The GMC Old Looks were bought used from Miami Dade Transit sometime in the mid-1970s to help OSOTA (Lynx at the time) start up service. More were likely bought then just two.
Notes and references
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