Broward County Commission to Hold Public Hearing on November 12 for Proposed Changes to Routes 18 and 441 "Breeze"
  
- Proposals include splitting Route 18 into two routes at Lauderhill Mall -
  
DATE: November 4, 2013 
MEDIA CONTACT: Doris Williams, Broward County Transit Division
PHONE: 954-357-6786
EMAIL: dvwilliams@broward.org  

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Broward County Commission will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, at the Broward County Governmental Center, Room 422, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, to receive public comments on the proposed service changes to Routes 18 and 441 "Breeze."

The proposed changes, if approved by the Board, would become effective on January 19, 2014, and provide improved bus travel options along State Road 7/US 441 to include more weekday and weekend service frequency, extended early morning and late night service, a reduction in bus overcrowding and more consistent timing between buses.

The following is a brief summary of the proposed changes:

Route 18 –
• Route 18 would be split at the Lauderhill Mall into two separate routes, Route 18 and Route 19.
• Service would be provided along State Road 7 between Lauderhill Mall and the Golden Glades Park and Ride in Miami Gardens.
• There will be no transfers issued between Route 18 and Route 19.
• On weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays, service would be provided every 20 minutes between the early-morning to early-evening hours and then to every 30 minutes in the late-evenings.
• On weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Golden Glades early-morning and late-evening trips would be added.
• On Sundays, earlier morning trips would be added at the Lauderhill Mall.

Route 19 –
• Route 19 would be new and provide service along State Road 7 between Lauderhill Mall and Sandalfoot Cove Boulevard in Boca Raton on weekdays and Saturdays, and to Turtle Creek Drive in Coconut Creek on Sundays.
• There would be no Sunday service between Sample Road and Sandalfoot Cove Boulevard.
• On weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays the service would operate every 20 minutes between the morning to early-evening hours and every 30 minutes at all other times.
• On weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays, later evening trips would be added from Turtle Creek Drive to Lauderhill Mall.
• On Sundays, earlier morning trips would be added at the Lauderhill Mall.

Route 441 ‘Breeze’– would improve service frequency to every 20 minutes and operate all-day, weekday ‘limited-stop’ service along State Road 7 between Golden Glades Park and Ride in Miami Gardens and Turtle Creek Drive in Coconut Creek. Service would operate between 5:15 a.m. until 7:54 p.m.

• Five new 441 ‘Breeze’ stops would be added: Johnson Street in Hollywood, Northwest 19 Street and Northwest 26 Street in Lauderhill, Northwest 41 Street in Lauderdale Lakes, and Southgate Boulevard in Margate.
• Northbound service would depart from Golden Glades every 20 minutes.
• Southbound service would depart from Turtle Creek Drive every 20 minutes.

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing should call 954-357-8355 or (TTY) 954-357-8302 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

For more information on the proposed, visit the BCT website at Broward.org/bct or call the Customer Service Center at 954-357-8400; (TTY) 954-357-8302.

About Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit (BCT), the second largest public transportation system in the state of 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.
 
 
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