New tram line makes Brevard Medical City the place to be


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The Brevard Medical City Tram Line is scheduled to begin service in January 2020.

Courtesy of Brevard Medical City

For seniors in need of multiple office visits, attending appointments or just getting out and about, the simple factor of transportation can be a major issue.

In the Suntree area, however, Brevard Medical City will help local seniors with a new and free transportation line in the coming months.

Expected to launch in January 2020, the Brevard Medical City Tram Line will provide a free transportation line for seniors around the Suntree area, incorporating 12 stops along the line. These stops will include:

Bark Central Dog Park and Fishing Dock

Lake Madeleine Sports Complex

Chateau Madeleine Assisted Living Facility

Tree of Life

Suntree Internal Medicine

Viera Diagnostic Center

Retail and specialist doctors

Shops

Starbucks

Zaxby’s

Pineda Landings South

Fresh Market

“We’re looking to get this tram running the first of the new year,” said Eric Hardoon, the executive director for Chateau Madeleine Senior Living and Memory Care. “(One of the challenges) is getting the actual trams here, getting them in place, training. …  They’re brand new, so it’s (taking) a little time for the manufacturing and everything else.”

The Brevard Medical City Tram Line will be a service that is free and open not only to Brevard Medical City seniors, but also to the public as well. According to officials, the line also will be be “ADA-accessible,” in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“(The tram) is electric and eco-friendly,” added Hardoon. “Although they are capable of going on roads (such as) Wickham Road and others, right now, we’re just keeping this within the campus of Brevard Medical City and Pineda Landings.

“The whole point of the tram is to create that campus effect and to also bring all the businesses in the immediate area together,” Hardoon said. “It brings everyone together; it creates more (synergy).”

The tram line will be operated by Brevard Medical City.

“It’s all about the local businesses and the community,” Hardoon said. “They don’t really have something like this, and (we’re) trying to make a niche in Brevard County, something to stand out from the rest. I’m real happy to be able to say that (the tram) will be ready for the public to jump on and try it out free of charge. (It) will always be free of charge, starting the first of the year.”

For more information about the Brevard Medical City Tram Line, go to suntreeseniorliving.com/2019/09/12/brevard-medical-city-tram-line.