Pine Hills set to become a transportation hub for Central Florida

Pine Hills is getting ready to become one of the centers of transportation in Central Florida.

The Florida Department of Transportation gave the green light for contractors to start work on a 50,000-square-foot Lynx transfer center.

The new project is projected to cost $15 million.


Modica Fleming has been using Lynx buses for more than four decades now.

“The waiting, the confusion with the transportation has been a lot,” Fleming said.

Fleming hopes the new bus transfer station at Belco Drive and Silver Star Road will be a positive route change.

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Chesly Cherizol lives between bus stops in Pine Hills and he would like to see the empty lots that sit in the middle of tens of thousands of residents - occupied.

“I think it’s a great idea,” Cherizol said. “I don’t have anything against it.”

The new project will include eight bus bays. Lynx said the canopy and all eight bus bays will be lit up for riders.

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There will be six parking lot lights to cover the parking lot and trail.

Duke Energy has also already installed 11 streetlights on Belco Drive for the project.

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“It’s an improvement to Pine Hills,” Cherizol said.

For the families who have used and plan on using Lynx they feel it’s giving them back quality time.

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