I want this relationship to work. I really do. But you make it so hard to love you. You and I should be a perfect match. I commute to work five days a week from downtown Orlando to John Young Parkway near the 528. I work in an office with more than a thousand people, and I genuinely appreciate public transportation. We should be able to make it work, LYNX. But here’s the thing—my daily driving commute takes an hour (30 minutes each way), but a daily LYNX commute would take four hours (two hours each way, assuming all three buses were on time). I could handle an hour each way, no one’s perfect, right? But four hours? That adds up to around 950 hours a year—nearly 40 days on the bus! And, let’s face it, we don’t need to be together that much.
And then there is the sirens’ call of SunRail. The closest SunRail station to the scores of office parks along John Young Parkway will be at Orange Avenue and Sand Lake Road, which is basically the middle of nowhere. So for SunRail to be of any use to the thousands of office workers and vocational students around here, it has to be served by efficient buses—not ones that take an hour to get from the station to office parks. For this to work, you have to change, LYNX. These insane commute times are tearing us apart. And unless there is some change (streamlined routes) or some growth (more buses) we will never be all that we could be. Show me you can change…and let’s ride off together into the sunset.
A Brokenhearted Commuter