Miami's New I-95 Express Lanes Enable Regional Bus Service

Regional bus service will commence for the first time between Miami and Broward County with the completion of the I-95 Express (HOT) Lanes. Recovery Act funds provided for new diesel-hybrid and articulated buses, GPS and shelters.
May 14, 2009, 1pm PDT | Irvin Dawid
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Starting in January, Broward County Transit and Miami-Dade Transit will launch the first full-fledged regional bus service between the two neighboring counties, adding buses that will connect downtown Miami with communities in North and Central Broward.

Under the plan, both Broward and Miami-Dade buses will operate on express lanes now under construction on Interstate 95. Expansion of the regional services will seek to attract thousands of commuters who live in Broward and work in Miami-Dade and vice versa.

BCT also plans to add bus service on express lanes that will be built on I-59.

Reversible I-595 electronic toll express lanes, and other parts of the reconstruction project, are expected to be completed by 2014. But the I-595 bus service could begin as early as July or August 2010."

Thanks to Bob Poole

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Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in Miami Herald
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