The biggest turkey on Thanksgiving Day will be SunRail, because as riders know, SunRail will be closed on Thursday. Yes, another missed opportunity to show residents their tax dollars at work and also make it easier for people to visit relatives in other parts of Central Florida.
Even though SunRail is shut down for Thanksgiving, the LYNX bus system will be running – on a holiday schedule – but it will be running. Public transportation isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity! Everybody doesn’t have Thanksgiving off. Sadly SunRail’s schedule has little regard for people who work in hospitality, hospitals, the airport and other essential services. (VOTRAN, the Volusia County bus system, is the second biggest turkey because it doesn’t run on Thanksgiving either.)
This Friday presents a unique opportunity to ride SunRail because many people have the day off from work and school, and SunRail will be running. While many people will be riding the train to get to malls and shop in the big box stores, we also want to encourage riders to make a special effort to visit small businesses along the SunRail corridor because Saturday, Nov. 28th, is Small Business Saturday. And SunRail doesn’t run on the weekends.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and all the businesses that advertise on our website and Facebook pages are small businesses. Those owners and employees are grateful for your support on Friday, Saturday and every day.
See you on The Rail!