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New Service Connects Orlando Sanford International Airport to LYNX System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2004

Orlando, FL - LYNX, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, and Orlando Sanford International Airport (OSIA) are now linked.

Link 33 will provide a new way for residents and tourists to access OSIA.  The route begins at Seminole Centre onto Lake Mary Boulevard continuing to Red Cleveland Blvd where it accesses the airport terminal. Link 33 will also connect residents to the Central Florida Family Health Center on State Road 415.

"We are thrilled to be able to add LYNX as one of our ground transportation services into and out of the airport," says Larry Dale, President and CEO of OSIA, "This will help get our employees to work, as well as provide an additional option to move residents and visitors out into our community."

OSIA served 1,253,862 passengers in 2003, including almost 800,000 international visitors.

Funding for the route comes through the federally funded Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) program. JARC is a national grant program administered by the Federal Transit Administration that provides states and communities with transportation funding to increase employment opportunities.

Link 33 began service on Monday, April 5, 2004. A ribbon cutting will be held at the OSIA terminal on Thursday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. 

Seminole County Commissioner and LYNX Board Member Carlton Henley, OSIA President and CEO Larry Dale and Sanford Vice-Mayor Dr. Velma H. Williams will be speaking at the event.

The media is encouraged to attend.

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For more information, please contact: Brian Martin, Manager of Media Relations at (407) 841-2279 ext. 3206

LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
455 N. Garland Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 407-841-LYNX