Broward County Transit

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Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit logo
A BCT bus in the current "Breeze" livery
A BCT bus in the current "Breeze" livery
SloganOur Best. Nothing Less.
ParentBroward County
Headquarters1 North University Drive, Plantation, Florida
Service area410 square miles (1,100 km2)[1]
Service typeBus, paratransit
Routes44
Stops5,040 (FY 2007)[1]
HubsBroward Central Terminal, West Regional Bus Terminal, Northeast Transit Center[2]
StationsLauderhill Mall
DepotsPompano Beach
Fleet378, excluding paratransit (FY 2007)[1]
Daily ridership123,800 (Q1 2016)[3]
Annual ridership39,209,100 (2015)[4]
Fuel typeDiesel, biodiesel, diesel-electric hybrid
OperatorBroward County Commission
Chief executiveTim Garling
Websitewww.broward.org/bct

Broward County Transit (also known as BCT) is the public transit authority in Broward County, Florida. It is the second-largest transit system in Florida after Miami-Dade Transit. It currently operates the only public bus system in Broward County. Besides serving Broward County, It also serves portions of Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County, where it overlaps its service with Miami-Dade Transit and Palm Tran.

Services[edit]

  • Regular local Service: Broward County Transit's local service is focused mainly in Broward County. However, they operate routes traveling from Broward County to Palm Beach County, linking their service with Palm Tran.There are also routes that travel from Broward County to Miami-Dade County, linking their service with Miami-Dade Transit.
  • Limited-stop service: Known as The Breeze (separate from overall fleet theme), operates 4 routes, one via S.R. 7 (US 441)-(441 Breeze), another one via US-1 (US-1 Breeze), another one via University Dr (University Breeze), and the other via Broward Blvd (Broward Breeze).
  • Paratransit and community bus service: Paratransit services are available for disabled riders and senior citizens. Community Buses operate special routes as an extension of the local bus service in Broward County.
  • 75 Express: This is an express bus service that travels on Interstate 75 from BB&T Center to Miami International Airport. It only operates on weekdays and peak directions, and costs an extra $0.65 ($0.30 for youth, senior, and disabled). It is primarily operated using MCI D4500CT motor coaches.[5]
  • 95 Express: This is an express bus service that travels on Interstate 95 from Pembroke Pines and Miramar to downtown Miami. It only operates on weekdays and utilizes the same premium express fare as the 75 Express. Like the 75 Express, it is primarily operated using MCI D4500CT motor coaches.
  • 595 Express: This is an express bus service that travels on Interstate 595 from BB&T Center to downtown Miami. It only operates on weekdays and utilizes the same premium express fare as the 75 and 95 Expresses. Like the 75 and 95 Expresses, it is primarily operated using MCI D4500CT motor coaches.

Fleet[edit]

A Broward County Transit bus in its previous honeycomb livery.

Since 2000, BCT has developed themed liveries for each new fleet order. The previous generation, introduced in the early 1980s, did not have a name.

Bee Line generation[edit]

The Bee Line generation was first introduced in 1997, replacing older high-floor buses decorated with a split orange and blue stripe around the side. These low-floor buses were painted white with a yellow honeycomb pattern stripe on all sides. A cartoon bee character was also placed on each bus, though it has since been removed from most of its fleet.

The Breeze generation[edit]

The Breeze generation was introduced in 2007 for two special limited-stop service routes on US 1 and US 441/SR 7, traversing from northern Broward County to northern Miami-Dade County. BCT has now[when?] added 48 40 ft (12 m) NABI 40-LFW buses to the fleet. BCT introduced six New Flyer D60LFR articulated buses for service on the US 441/SR 7 route. The new buses also feature free Wi-Fi to riders.

The Breeze generation 2007-2020 buses are painted in white with two blue arcs, one light and one dark. Seven of these buses were painted silver instead of white for The Breeze limited-stop service on US 1.as of 2020 Broward County Transit has updated the Livery on one of their brand new Gillig buses which has not entered service yet

In 2008, BCT ordered 42 newly restyled 40 ft (12 m) low-floor NABIs, including 12 hybrid buses.[6][7]

Routes[edit]

Local service[edit]

Route Terminals Primary streets traveled Service notes
1[8] Aventura
Aventura Mall
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C1
Federal Highway Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Aventura Mall
2[9] Miami Gardens
NW 207th Street
Coral Springs
Westview Drive
University Drive Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at NW 207th Street and NW 27th Avenue
4[10] Hallandale Beach
Hallandale Beach Boulevard & NE 14th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale
Airport Tri-Rail Station
Ocean Drive, Dania Beach Boulevard
5[11] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Hallandale Beach
City Hall
Pembroke Road
6[12] Hallandale Beach
County Line Road & Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay B6
South 26th Avenue, North 24th Avenue, Anglers Avenue
7[13] Hallandale Beach
Pines Boulevard & NW 210th Avenue
Hollywood
Young Circle
Pines Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard
8[14] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Taft Street
9[15] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal
Bays A2 (9) & B1 (10)
Davie Road, Johnson Street
10[16] Boca Raton
Mizner Park
Federal Highway Connection to Palm Tran at Camino Real & Federal Highway
11[17] North Lauderdale
Commercial Boulevard & US 441/SR 7
Pompano Beach
Pompano Citi Centre
NW 21st Avenue, Las Olas Boulevard, Ocean Boulevard
12[18] Davie
Broward College, Central Campus
Dania Beach
Dania Beach Pier
Sheridan Street
14[19] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay B5
Deerfield Beach
Hillsboro Boulevard & Powerline Road
Powerline Road
15[20] Pembroke Park
County Line Road & SW 52nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale
Airport Tri-Rail Station
56th Avenue, Griffin Road
  • No weekend service
  • Contracted out route
16[21] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Dania Beach
Dania Beach City Hall
Stirling Road
18[22] Golden Glades
Golden Glades Station
Lauderhill
Lauderhill Mall
Bays 2 (18) & 7 (19)
US 441 (SR 7) Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Golden Glades
19[23] Boca Raton
Sandalfoot Boulevard & US 441
Connection to Palm Tran at Sandalfoot Boulevard
20[24] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal
Bays A3 (20) & C4 (22)
Deerfield Beach
NE 3rd Avenue & Sample Road
NE 15th Avenue, Cypress Road
22[25] Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills
Broward Boulevard
23[26] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Weston Road
  • No weekend service
  • Contracted out route
  • BCT provides the bus
28[27] Miramar
Memorial Hospital Miramar
Aventura
Aventura Mall
Miramar Parkway, Hallandale Beach Boulevard Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Aventura Mall
30[28] Plantation
West Regional Terminal
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal
Bays B2 (30) & A5 (31)
Peters Road, Davie Boulevard
31[29] Coconut Creek
Hillsboro Boulevard & Lyons Road
NW 31st Avenue, Lyons Road
34[30] Coral Springs
Sample Road & Coral Ridge Drive
Pompano Beach
Sample Road & Federal Highway
Sample Road
36[31] Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills
Fort Lauderdale
Sunrise & Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevards
Sunrise Boulevard
40[32] Lauderhill
Lauderhill Mall
Fort Lauderdale
Galeria Mall
Sistrunk Boulevard, 17th Street Causeway, Seabreeze Boulevard
42[33] Coral Springs
Atlantic Boulevard & Coral Ridge Drive
Fort Lauderdale
Atlantic Boulevard & Ocean Boulevard
Atlantic Boulevard
48[34] Coconut Creek
Johnson Road & US 441
Deerfield Beach
Hillsboro Boulevard & Ocean Boulevard
Hillsboro Boulevard
  • No Sunday service
  • Connection to Palm Tran at The Cove Shopping Center
50[35] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay A6
Deerfield Beach
Hillsboro Boulevard & SW 3rd Avenue
Dixie Highway
55[36] Sunrise
Hiatus Road
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Galt Ocean Mile
Commercial Boulevard
56[37] Sunrise
Welleby Plaza
Lauderdale Lakes
Jacaranda Plaza
Sunrise Lakes Boulevard Shuttle service
60[38] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C3
Margate
US 441 & NW 15th Street
Andrews Avenue, Hammondville Road, Coconut Creek Parkway
62[39] Coral Springs
Westview & University Drives
Pompano Beach
McNab Road & Federal Highway
Riverside Drive, McNab Road, Cypress Creek Road
72[40] Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Galt Ocean Mile
Oakland Park Boulevard
81[41] Plantation
West Regional Terminal
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C5
NW 56th Avenue, Broward Boulevard
83[42] Coral Springs
Coral Ridge Drive & Sample Road
Pompano Beach
Pompano Citi Centre
Royal Palm Boulevard, Copans Road
88[43] Plantation
Westfield Broward
Parkland
Holmberg Road & Coral Ridge Drive
Pine Island Road, Coral Springs Drive

The Breeze[edit]

The Breeze routes operate only weekdays, providing limited-stop service on corridors served by other local bus routes.

Route Name Terminals Primary streets traveled Service notes
101[44] US 1 Breeze Aventura
Aventura Mall
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C2
Federal Highway Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Aventura Mall
102[45] University Breeze Golden Glades
Golden Glades Station
Coral Springs
Westview & University Drives
University Drive Peak hours only
Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Golden Glades
122[46] Broward Breeze Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Health Medical Center
Broward Boulevard Peak hours only
441[47] 441 Breeze Golden Glades
Golden Glades Station
Coconut Creek
US 441 & Turtle Creek Drive
US 441 Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Golden Glades

Express service[edit]

Express service traverse interstate highways, connecting park and ride locations in Broward County with Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. These routes operate weekdays only.

Route Name Terminals Primary streets traveled Service notes
106[48] 95 Express Miramar Miramar
Miramar Regional Park
Civic Center, Miami
NW 14th Street & NW 12th Avenue
or Culmer Metrorail Station
I-95
108[49] 95 Express Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines
North Perry Airport
109[50] 95 Express Pembroke Pines/Miramar Pembroke Pines
C.B. Smith Park & Ride
Brickell, Miami
SE 13th Street & Brickell Avenue
or Brickell Metromover Station
110[51] 595 Express Sunrise
Sunrise Park & Ride
I-595, I-95
114[52] Civic Center, Miami
NW 14th Street & NW 12th Avenue
or Culmer Metrorail Station

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Broward County, Florida. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Transit Ridership Report First Quarter 2016" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. May 19, 2016. Retrieved September 17, 2016 – via http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/ridershipreport.aspx.
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  5. ^ "Maps and Schedules". www.broward.org.
  6. ^ "Broward County Transit". www.broward.org.
  7. ^ "GP Bus Gallery :: Broward County Transit of Broward County, FL". Archived from the original on June 28, 2011.
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