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DTO GO Downtown Orlando Public Restroom Pilot Program Approved by City Council

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

The main objective of this DTO GO public restroom pilot program is to alleviate "protein incidents" downtown while allowing the Community Redevelopment Agency to investigate long term solutions.


Orlando City Council approved a new pilot program Monday called DTO Go that will make six non-permanent public bathrooms available to residents and visitors in the Downtown area for one year's time.


This is a project of the City of Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency (Website), whose Advisory Board approved it November 20th prior to it going before City Council.


The reason for the restrooms is the observance of and dealing with "protein incidents" throughout the downtown area by the CRA’s Downtown Orlando Ambassadors and Downtown Clean Team. The CRA feels the cause of this is a lack of available public restroom facilities in the Downtown Area. The main objective of this pilot program is to alleviate the issue while allowing the CRA to investigate long term solutions.


The overall cost associated with the DTO Go Pilot Program is $505,000 for the one-year pilot.


The DTO GO pilot program will include the deployment of both a Two-Stall Trailer and an ADA Compliant Portable Toilet at two locations in downtown Orlando for a period of six months (December 2019 until May 2020). One location will be near the Jefferson Garage and the second location will be at the southwest corner of the intersection of Pine Street and Court Avenue.


After the initial six (6) month period, each trailer and toilet will be re-positioned to two new locations from May 2020 until December 2020, with one location at the southeast corner of the intersection of Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue and the second location at the northwest corner of the intersection of Wall Street and Rosalind Avenue.


An attendant, from Good Source Staffing Services, LLC, will be at each location to provide janitorial services and monitor the restrooms. The public bathrooms will be provided by United Site Services.


It is expected that at commencement of the program, the facilities will be open for use from the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday, the program will operate from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and then reopen from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.


The locations and hours may be altered at various times during the pilot program as needed or as determined to be appropriate based on feedback and ongoing outcomes of the pilot program’s operation.


Upon deployment, each public restroom and toilet will have a customized exterior and a sign that features the dates and the hours of operation of the DTO Go Pilot Program.


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