Local, federal officials break ground on new Orlando bus line

Acting Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan joined other Orlando officials on Thursday to break ground at the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority LYNX LYMMO bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

The new line will improve the connections and options that commuters have to existing transit services located within the Orlando region, helping to reduce traffic and expanding commuters' access to the city.

“Innovative projects like Orlando’s LYMMO BRT service can offer people the opportunity to connect to more jobs, education, medical care, and achieve a better quality of life,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said. “We’re proud to celebrate this milestone, but we must do more. We are asking Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill, like the GROW AMERICA Act, that will help Orlando and other communities in Florida and around the country enhance their transportation infrastructure in the years ahead.”

“Orlando residents already know that BRT done right is an effective way to reduce congestion, shorten commutes and improve access to downtown,” McMillan said.

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