|Slogan||To provide access to opportunity for everyone; safely, efficiently and courteously.|
|Parent||Palm Beach County|
|Founded||1971 as (CoTran) later renamed as Palm Tran|
|Headquarters||West Palm Beach, Florida|
|Service type||Bus, paratransit|
|Alliance||Broward County Transit, Tri-Rail, Amtrak, Martin County Transit|
|Destinations||West Palm Beach Intermodal, VA Medical Center, Boca Town Center Mall, Wellington Mall, Tri-Rail|
|Daily ridership||36,546 (average weekday 2015)|
|Annual ridership||10,177,132 (FY 2015)|
|Fuel type||Diesel, diesel-electric hybrid, cng|
|Operator||Palm Tran Inc.|
|Chief executive||Clinton Forbes|
Palm Tran is the public transit bus system run by the Palm Beach County Government, serving Palm Beach County, Florida. During fiscal year 2015, Palm Tran provided 10,773,132 one-way passenger trips and 889,056 paratransit trips to Palm Beach County. Palm Tran also serves a portion of Broward County, Florida where it overlaps with Broward County Transit. Palm Tran has four main facilities (North Campus in West Palm Beach, South Campus in Delray Beach, Palm Tran Connection/Military Trail and the Belle Glade Facility) with its main headquarters in West Palm Beach on Electronics Way. The current Executive Director is Clinton B. Forbes.
Standard (Adult) one-way fare is $2 (people eligible for the reduced fare such as students, disabled and senior citizens pay $1). $5 buys an unlimited 24-hour pass ($3.50 for reduced fare). Daily and 31-day unlimited ride passes are also available for purchase at Palm Tran Connection. There are 31-day unlimited passes that are available reduced or regular costing $55 and $70 respectively. Kids below 9 ride free with fare-paying rider, limit is 3.
All Palm Tran buses have bicycle racks on the front, capable of holding two bikes. They are also equipped GPS and video surveillance cameras which record activity on the bus and the outer side facing the bus stops. Recently Palm Tran has equipped all fixed-route buses with Automatic Vehicle Location technology that enables passengers to track buses and bus arrivals in real time. Palm Tran also offers real-time bus arrival information on its website or through its MyStop Mobile app, as well as on-demand through SMS. In October of 2018, all 159 fixed route buses started to offer free wifi to its riders.
In 1971, Florida Transit Management, Inc. began service with 20 buses on seven routes. In 1980, this service was expanded to over 60 buses in 22 routes, then renamed CoTran, short for "County Transportation". Finally, in 1996, CoTran was completely restructured to over 150 buses in over 30 routes, then renamed Palm Tran, its fleet repainted to the present white and teal design scheme, and has been that way since. At that time the basic design of the livery of the buses was changed from white and orange to white and teal, some of which are screen-wrapped to the logos and design of the company that sponsors those particular buses, but preserve their Palm Tran logos and bus numbers, the latter of which are assigned a four-digit number according to the year and order in which they were acquired. Also at that time, Florida Transit Management was replaced with Palm Tran Inc., a nonprofit. Palm Tran will introduce USB charging stations on its newest fleet in early 2017.
On September 30, 2018, Palm Tran implemented the first overhaul to the entire network since 1996. In addition, free Wi-Fi was added on all busses.
Palm Tran Connection
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program
- Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program
- Division of Senior Services (DOSS) Program
- Board of County Commissioner (BCC) Program
- County Senior Transportation (CSTS) Program
Palm Tran Connection is operated by private transport companies and oversight is provided through Palm Tran. They travel to every destination in Palm Beach County - from Jupiter to Boca Raton and from Palm Beach to South Bay. Palm Tran Connection schedules all trips, prepares vehicle manifests, handles customer concerns & commendations, determines eligibility, and monitors the performance of the Transportation Providers.
- 1 Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton via US 1/Dixie Hwy.
- 2 West Palm Beach to Boca Raton via Congress Ave.
- 3 Palm Beach Gardens-Boca Raton via Military Trail
- 4 VA Medical Center to Greenacres via Haverhill Road
- 10 North County Crosstown/Jupiter via Military Trail (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 20 Palm Beach Gardens to West Palm Beach via Northlake/Congress
- 21 Palm Beach Gardens to Mangonia Park Tri-Rail via US 1/Barack Obama Hwy (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 30 Rivera Beach Crosstown/VA Medical Center to Singer Island via Blue Heron Blvd.
- 31 Rivera Beach/VA Medical Center to West Palm Beach via 45th St./Tamarind Ave.
- 33 Gardens Mall to West Palm Beach via Australian Ave.
- 40 (Peak Hour Service) Belle Glade-West Palm Beach via SR 80/Southern Blvd. (Weekdays Only)
- 40 Belle Glade To Mall at Wellington Green via SR 80/Southern Blvd.
- 41 West Palm Beach to Palm Beach Inlet (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 43 West Palm Beach to Wellington via Okeechobee Blvd.
- 44 West Palm Beach Crosstown via Belvedere Rd.
- 46 West Palm Beach to Wellington via Forest Hill Blvd.
- 47 South Bay to Canal Point via SR-15
- 49 West Palm Beach to Palm Beach Outlets via Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
- 52 Royal Palm Beach Crosstown via Okeechobee Blvd./SR-7 (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 60 West Palm Beach to River Bridge via Parker Ave., Summit Blvd., Kirk Rd., and Purdy Ln.(Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 61 Greenacres to Lake Worth via Cresthaven Blvd. and 10th Ave. N
- 62 Wellington to Lake Worth via Lake Worth Rd
- 63 Lantana to River Bridge via Lantana Rd. and Jog Rd.
- 64 Greenacres to Lake Worth via Melaleuca Ln./6th Ave. S (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 70 Lantana to Delray Beach via Seacrest Blvd.
- 71 Boynton Beach Crosstown via Lawrence Rd. (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 73 Boynton Beach Tri-Rail to Bethesda Hospital West via Boynton Beach Blvd. (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 80 Delray Square to Plaza Delray via Lake Ida Rd. and SW 4th Ave.
- 81 Delray Beach Crosstown via Atlantic Ave (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 91 Sandal Foot Square to FAU via Glades Rd.
- 92 Boca Raton Crosstown via Palmetto Park Rd. (Weekdays/Saturday only)
- 94 Boca Raton Tri-Rail to Camino Real via 20th Street and Federal Hwy
Buses are equipped with GPS, so riders can see if their bus is on schedule.