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Bus travel times improved along the South Miami-Dade Busway

MIAMI (February 25, 2016)

The South Miami-Dade Busway serves as a vital transportation link for thousands of residents who live in the southernmost end of Miami-Dade County. Starting Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, service along the Busway will improve with reduced travel times for buses.

The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has made service adjustments to increase reliability and improve on-time performance of buses traveling along the Busway. Currently, 30 stations with 56 bus shelters and six Park & Ride lots serve the Busway.

Along with the Miami-Dade Police Department, DTPW reminds drivers of the following Busway safety tips:
• Be cautious and watch for buses crossing intersections on the Busway
• Only authorized vehicles are allowed on the Busway
• Do not turn right on a red light onto a Busway intersection. It is dangerous, and it is against the law.
• When the signal changes green, be alert and look both ways before crossing the Busway

Residents who want to see how commuting on the Busway can cut their travel time and costs can download the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, or visiting the Department's mobile site, to plan their trip. They can also visit DTPW's homepage, or they can talk to an agent at 305-891-3131, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Transit users can save even more with the Department's Corporate Discount program.

The public also can stay informed by following on Facebook and Twitter, or registering to receive real-time Rider Alerts via SMS or email.