DATE: APRIL 21, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Doris Williams, Broward County Transit
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - All active military personnel visiting Broward County for Fleet Week Port Everglades, April 28 – May 5, will be extended free bus service on Broward County Transit (BCT) when they board in uniform or show their military identification.
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution on March 18, 2014, to approve the free bus service to show appreciation to the military during their stay. BCT has provided naval organizers with route schedules, maps and travel information to Broward County’s attractions, shopping centers and cultural sites.
Fleet Week 2014, presented by Humana Healthcare Military Services in partnership with Broward Navy Days, Inc., salutes the thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard men and women who arrive at Port Everglades in several U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships.
For information on Fleet Week 2014, visit Fleet Week Port Everglades.
For BCT information, call the customer service center at 954-357-8400. Port Everglades is served by Bus route 40.
About Broward County Transit
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.