DATE: September 10, 2013
CONTACT: Doris Williams
Broward County Transit Division
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Broward County Transit (BCT) has scheduled community meetings to provide the public with information on the proposed service changes to Route 18 and 441 Breeze, in advance of a public hearing to be scheduled by the Broward County Commission for October 2013.
The community meetings will allow bus passengers to review and comment on the proposed service changes which would be effective in early January 2014, as follows:
• Tuesday, September 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Broward Regional Park, Field House
3700 Northwest 11 Place, Lauderhill
(Northeast corner of 441 and Sunrise Boulevard)
Bus Routes 18, 36, 40, 81, walk from Lauderhill Transfer Facility
• Thursday, September 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Mary Sanders Park, Community Room
(Formerly Carver Ranches Recreational Center)
4800 Southwest 21 Street, West Park
Bus Routes 5, 18
• Thursday, September 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Margate Catharine Young Library, Auditorium
5810 Park Drive, Margate
(One block west of 441)
Bus Route 18
Customers will have new options for travel along State Road 7/441 with these proposed service changes. This includes more weekend service, extended early morning/late night service, and extended limited-stop service. These service changes will provide more consistent timing between buses, improve service reliability, and address overcrowding conditions.
Following is a brief description of the proposed changes for routes 18 and 441 Breeze:
Route 18 – The current route will be modified to provide local bus service along State Road 7/441 between Lauderhill Mall and the Golden Glades Park and Ride in Miami Gardens. Customers travelling northbound from Golden Glades Park and Ride to Lauderhill Mall would not be affected during the week. On the weekends, these customers would have more frequent service. Customers travelling to Sandalfoot Cove Boulevard/Sample Road/Turtle Creek Drive or any location north of Lauderhill Mall would have to transfer at Lauderhill Mall.
Route 19 – The “new” route will provide local bus service along State Road 7/441 between Lauderhill Mall and Sandalfoot Cove Boulevard in west Boca Raton. Customers travelling southbound from Sandalfoot Cove Boulevard/Sample Road /Turtle Creek Drive to Lauderhill Mall would not be affected during the week. On the weekends, these customers would have more frequent service. Customers travelling to Golden Glades Park and Ride or any location south of Lauderhill Mall would have to transfer at Lauderhill Mall.
Route 441 “Breeze” Limited-Stop – Expanded mid-day weekday service will provide limited-stop service along State Road 7/441 between the Golden Glades Park and Ride in Miami Gardens and Turtle Creek Boulevard in Coral Springs. This includes more frequent service and the addition of five (5) new bus stops at Johnson Street in Hollywood; Northwest 19 Street in Lauderhill; NW 26 Street in Lauderhill; Northwest 41 Street in Lauderdale Lakes, and Southgate Boulevard in Margate.
Persons unable to attend the community meetings should send comments to: Broward County Transit, 1 North University Drive, Room 2401B, Plantation, FL 33324, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Broward County Transit (BCT), the second largest public transportation system in Florida provides convenient, economical and eco-friendly alternatives to driving a car. Close to 40 million annual passengers commute on fixed-route, limited stop and express bus services and many connect to Miami-Dade Transit, Palm-Tran and Tri-Rail. The fleet consists of 313 buses of which 81 are diesel/hybrid, and all are equipped with wheelchair/scooter lifts and bike racks. Mini-buses provide Community Bus Service in partnership with 18 Broward municipalities. The Paratransit (TOPS) program provides transportation for persons unable to use the fixed-route bus system. Customer service is available seven days a week, including holidays, at 954-357-8400; TTY 954-357-8302. The Broward County Transit website contains information on all services, a link to Google™ Transit and an option to receive the Transit Flash e-newsletter. Customers can also follow BCT on Facebook and YouTube.