Question: Why does SunRail wait until the last minute to announce Saturday service?
Answer: This baffles us to.
But at a recent SunRail Technical Advisory Committee meeting an FDOT/SunRail spokesman offered the explanation you can see in the accompanying video.
Ever since the occasional #SaturdaySunRail service was launched this fall finding out which Saturdays the train would run has been a hit-and-miss proposition.
Sometime the service has been announced just a few days before Saturday – not enough time for many people to plan to use the train.
The late announcements have contributed to low ridership on a couple of Saturdays.
The good news – if you can call it that – is this past week the announced the train would run on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, and that the same schedule would be used both weeks.
Hopefully that helps improve the Saturday ridership.
Keep in mind that #SaturdaySunRail is not a regular SunRail/FDOT operation. The Saturday train service is being paid for by Team SunRail – a private-public partnership – to support large-scale events in downtown Orlando.