These are frequently asked questions regarding the SR 436 transit corridor study.
The SR 436 Transit Corridor Study resulted in recommendations for limited-stop service (“FastLink”) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) between the Orlando International Airport and the Altamonte Springs SunRail station. The recommended strategies are coupled with an action plan for implementation and next steps.
The City of Orlando, Orange County, Seminole County, and the Florida Department of Transportation jointly funded the SR 436 Transit Corridor Study.
LYNX, together with its partner agencies, conducted the SR 436 Transit Corridor Study to understand the needs, issues, and opportunities along the SR 436 corridor as it relates to improving transit mobility and access. Based on this understanding, various alternative solutions were developed and evaluated based on how well each one can meet the corridor’s needs.
The study was performed from 2017 through 2018. The schedule of the various project phases is shown here. Going from study to construction could take several years. The immediate next step is to perform preliminary engineering work to refine the designs and cost estimates of the recommendations.
Many transit projects—as well as pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure improvements—are funded jointly by Federal, State, and local funds. This is likely to be the case for this study’s recommendations. However, existing resources could fund short-term recommendations identified in the study. Finally, the study team continues to look at opportunities for public-private partnerships that could leverage the Central Florida region’s limited resources and shorten the project implementation timeline.
We started by identifying the problem and needs, and developed a long list of alternatives to address those needs. We considered the full range of alternatives, utilizing the latest and most innovative ideas to identify short- and long-term solutions. The entire study process—including the identification and evaluation of alternative strategies—was done in collaboration with our partner agencies and with strong input from the community. The study’s final report summarizes our approach, results, and next steps.