A Lido Key resident was celebrated as the 250,000th passenger on Sarasota’s Bay Runner trolley service, which was launched in March 2022.
Fran Seminerio was honored at the John Ringing Boulevard/St. Armands Circle trolley stop, presented withy a swag-filled backpack. Seminerio rides the Bay Runner weekly.
“Transporting a quarter of a million passengers in just 18 months is impressive,” said Parking General Manager Broxton Harvey in a release. “Sarasota residents and visitors want convenient, affordable transportation options for the first or last mile of their trip. With the Bay Runner, riders are leaving the car behind and getting to their destination in a safe, fun way while doing their part to help reduce traffic.”
The Bay Runner provides free service on a fixed route between downtown along Main Street, over the John Ringling Bridge, around St. Armands Circle, to Lido Beach and Ted Sperling Park. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.