Broward County Transit
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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 ridership75,200 (weekdays, Q3 2023)[3]
Annual ridership21,453,200 (2022)[4]
Fuel typeDiesel, Biodiesel, Diesel-Electric Hybrid, Battery-Electric
OperatorBroward County Commission
Chief executiveCoree Cuff Lonergan
Websitewww.broward.org/bct

Broward County Transit (also known as BCT) is the public transit agency 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

Fleet

A Broward County Transit bus in its previous honeycomb livery. The bus has since been retired.
A Broward County Transit bus in the original Breeze livery. The bus has since been retired.

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

Not to be confused with Bee-Line Bus System.

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, and was later removed.

The Breeze generation

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 2007-2018 buses were originally painted in white with two blue arcs, one light and one dark. Later buses ordered and some of the older buses were painted in silver with two blue arcs, one light and one dark.

In 2008, BCT ordered 42 newly restyled 40 ft (12 m) low-floor NABIs, including 12 hybrid buses.[5][6]

Current Livery

The current livery was introduced in 2020 as part of the half-penny tax, also known as Penny for Transportation. The livery consists of the front and sides of the buses being painted silver with an orange and white stripe running across the side of the bus with the back of the bus being painted blue. The Broward County colors of orange, yellow, and white are shown via diagonal stripes parallel to each other on the front and rear quarter panels off the bus.

This paint scheme was introduced on BCT's 147 2020 Gillig BRT buses.

Routes

Local service

Route Terminals Primary streets traveled Ridership (FY2023) [7] Service notes
1[8] Aventura
Aventura Mall
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C1
Federal Highway 1,188,588 Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Aventura Mall
2[9] Miami Gardens
NW 207th Street
Coral Springs
Westview Drive
University Drive 1,107,888 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 254,426
5[11] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Hallandale Beach
City Hall
Pembroke Road 242,297
6[12] Hallandale Beach
County Line Road & Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay B6
South 26th Avenue, North 24th Avenue, Anglers Avenue 305,256
7[13] Hallandale Beach
Pines Boulevard & NW 210th Avenue
Hollywood
Young Circle
Pines Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard 567,717
8[14] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Taft Street 128,063
9[15] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal
Bays A2 (9) & B1 (10)
Davie Road, Johnson Street 327,505
10[16] Boca Raton
Mizner Park
Federal Highway 675,418 Connection to Palm Tran at Camino Real & Federal Highway
11[17] Tamarac
Commercial Boulevard & US 441/SR 7
Pompano Beach
Pompano Citi Centre
NW 21st Avenue, Las Olas Boulevard, Ocean Boulevard 465,401
12[18] Davie
Broward College, Central Campus
Dania Beach
Dania Beach Pier
Sheridan Street 304,225
14[19] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay B5
Deerfield Beach
Hillsboro Boulevard & Powerline Road
Powerline Road 749,005
15[20] Pembroke Park
County Line Road & SW 52nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale
Airport Tri-Rail Station
56th Avenue, Griffin Road 24,348
  • No weekend service
  • Contracted out route
16[21] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Dania Beach
Dania Beach City Hall
Stirling Road 236,318
18[22] Golden Glades
Golden Glades Station
Lauderhill
Lauderhill Mall
Bays 2 (18) & 7 (19)
US 441 (SR 7) 1,338,370 Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Golden Glades
19[23] Boca Raton
Sandalfoot Boulevard & US 441
1,652,676 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 188,184
22[25] Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills
Broward Boulevard 744,022
23[26] Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Mall
Weston Road 47,333
  • No weekend service
  • Contracted out route
28[27] Miramar
Memorial Hospital Miramar
Aventura
Aventura Mall
Miramar Parkway, Hallandale Beach Boulevard 879,152 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 370,083
31[29] Coconut Creek
Hillsboro Boulevard & Lyons Road
NW 31st Avenue, Lyons Road 591,051
34[30] Coral Springs
Sample Road & Coral Ridge Drive
Pompano Beach
Sample Road & Federal Highway
Sample Road 654,420
36[31] Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills
Fort Lauderdale
Sunrise & Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevards
Sunrise Boulevard 1,077,788
40[32] Lauderhill
Lauderhill Mall
Fort Lauderdale
Galleria Mall
Sistrunk Boulevard, 17th Street Causeway, Seabreeze Boulevard 709,867
42[33] Coral Springs
Atlantic Boulevard & Coral Ridge Drive
Fort Lauderdale
Atlantic Boulevard & Ocean Boulevard
Atlantic Boulevard 323,516
48[34] Coconut Creek
Johnson Road & US 441
Deerfield Beach
Hillsboro Boulevard & Ocean Boulevard
Hillsboro Boulevard 142,634
  • 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 770,654
55[36] Sunrise
Hiatus Road
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Galt Ocean Mile
Commercial Boulevard 546,652
56[37] Sunrise
Welleby Plaza
Lauderdale Lakes
Jacaranda Plaza
Sunrise Lakes Boulevard 65,129 Shuttle service
60[38] Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C3
Margate
US 441 & NW 15th Street
Andrews Avenue, Hammondville Road, Coconut Creek Parkway 701,977
62[39] Coral Springs
Westview & University Drives
Pompano Beach
McNab Road & Federal Highway
Riverside Drive, McNab Road, Cypress Creek Road 641,753
72[40] Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Galt Ocean Mile
Oakland Park Boulevard 1,620,917
81[41] Plantation
West Regional Terminal
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C5
Sunset Strip, NW 56th Avenue, Broward Boulevard 823,037
83[42] Coral Springs
Coral Ridge Drive & Sample Road
Pompano Beach
Pompano Citi Centre
Royal Palm Boulevard, Copans Road 227,995
88[43] Plantation
Westfield Broward
Parkland
Holmberg Road & Coral Ridge Drive
Pine Island Road, Coral Springs Drive 170,212

The Breeze

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

Route Name Terminals Primary streets traveled Ridership (FY2023) [7] Service notes
101[44] US 1 Breeze Aventura
Aventura Mall
Fort Lauderdale
Broward Central Terminal, Bay C2
Federal Highway 330,600 Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Aventura Mall
102[45] University Breeze Golden Glades
Golden Glades Station
Coral Springs
Westview & University Drives
University Drive N/A 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 N/A Peak hours only
441[47] 441 Breeze Golden Glades
Golden Glades Station
Coconut Creek
US 441 & Turtle Creek Drive
US 441 710,071 Connection to Miami-Dade Transit at Golden Glades

Express service

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 Ridership (FY2023) [7] 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 80,426
108[49] 95 Express Miramar/Civic Center Miramar
Miramar Park & Ride
88,167
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
73,469
110[51] 595 Express Sunrise
FLA Live Arena Park & Ride
I-595, I-95 54,515
114[52] Civic Center, Miami
NW 14th Street & NW 12th Avenue
or Culmer Metrorail Station
92,489

See also

References

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