The new route increases connectivity and convenience at Telaro, Tradition’s 55+ active adult community.
Mattamy Homes recently revealed the latest Tradition in Motion (TIM) route at Telaro, its new, 55+ active adult neighborhood located within the Tradition master-planned community. The route launched on March 14 and was celebrated with two resident events, including an afternoon “TIM Talk at Telaro” and evening soiree.
Many Telaro residents, such as Mike and Shawna Gracey, are enjoying the benefits of having TIM right outside their home. “We moved to Tradition to be closer to our grandkids, so it’s really convenient that we can just hop in the TIM and easily head over without having to drive. It’s a nice and eco-friendly way to travel around town and interact with our neighbors.”
Launched in 2020, the TIM shuttle service has shuttled thousands of residents and visitors from landmark to landmark in air-conditioned comfort. The battery-powered shuttles are fully autonomous, relying on GPS and onboard computerization to control judicious steering, stopping and starting. Though the technology has been proven safe in widespread use, there is also a human operator aboard, ready and able to control the shuttle manually if needed.
Linda Ortiz moved to Telaro at Tradition from Fort Lauderdale, where she had eagerly spent “20 years” waiting for a convenient and safe method of transportation just like TIM.
“TIM is well-designed and comfortable. It really makes life so much easier. I absolutely love it,” she says. “To walk out my door, hop on the TIM and go from Telaro into Town Center safely, without worrying about finding parking, is amazing. With this and the e-bikes, I may just sell my car!”
Linda’s sister, who also lives at Telaro and is deaf, says TIM’s clear directions and signage make it easier for her to get around, highlighting the importance of safe, comfortable, and convenient community transportation for those living with disabilities. She and Linda have friends in Manderlie and use the TIM to travel back and forth to see them.
The shuttles also serve as a mobile information resource. Each TIM attendant acts as less of a driver and more of a tour guide who’s eager to give directions, answer questions about Tradition life and suggest fun things to do in the surrounding areas.
Tradition residents Diego Binow and Brian Sherwin said TIM was one aspect that drew them to the area. “We wanted to have this kind of service available wherever we moved. With TIM, you don’t have to worry about parking or navigation. It’s also really convenient for anyone who can’t drive and saves residents money on ridesharing apps.”
Lorelei St. James and Wayne Lauer also said TIM drew them to move to Telaro at Tradition. “As we age, that’s one thing we want to have – a service that helps us get around town, so we don’t have to get in our car and deal with traffic or parking. The TIM ride is smooth, fun and safe. All you have to know is where to get on and where to get off.”
Eventually, the TIM network will span nearly 20 miles.
“TIM shuttles are the perfect complement to Telaro’s luxurious and low-maintenance lifestyle,” said Dan Grosswald, Mattamy’s Southeast Florida Division President. “Mattamy Homes is thrilled to launch this exclusive TIM route for residents in our debut active adult community, where we’re also introducing new amenities and lifestyle programming. It’s the ideal safe, convenient and environmentally friendly way to get around and meet your neighbors within Tradition.”
Telaro at Tradition includes over 400 homesites featuring elegant and contemporary villas, as well as single family homes, ranging from 1,370 to 2,800 square feet.