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The Department of Transportation and Public Works aims to relieve congestion during Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach

MIAMI (November 23, 2016)

One of the busiest times of the year is here: Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach. Tourists and art aficionados alike flock to the area. The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is facilitating ways to fast track your commute with an Art Express bus route, extended hours, and the temporary reopening of the Venetian Causeway.

The Department is once again initiating a seasonal, limited stop complimentary bus service between the two hubs of Miami Art Week: Midtown and Miami Beach. The Art Express returns starting Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The route originated in 2015 as a test flight, and due to its popularity was reinstated once again.

In conjunction, the Venetian Causeway, which has been closed for construction, temporarily reopened today, Nov. 23, and will remain open through the Art Basel weekend. The Metrorail and Metromover, which already run service until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, will extend their Thursday Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 4 evening hours until 2 a.m.

“I’m happy that we were able to bring back the Art Express route to help residents and travelers get around quicker and easier during the busy art season,” said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW. “In addition, opening the Venetian Causeway and extending our Metrorail and Metromover hours are just other ways we plan on relieving congestion and appealing to our art patrons.”

The free Art Express route will have four stops and run a continuous loop at a frequency of every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The stops are as follows:

  • Design District at NE 1st Avenue between NE 38th Street and NE 39th Street
  • Midtown at NE 29th Street between North Miami Avenue and NE 1st Avenue
  • Miami Beach at the Royal Palm Garage and 41st Street
  • Miami Beach at Meridian Avenue and 18th Street across from the Miami Beach Convention Center

Download the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app by visiting and start planning for your next trip today. Also available from DTPW is the EASY Pay app – turn your smartphone into a mobile ticket and just scan to ride. Visit for more information. Don’t forget, riders can now also pay for parking via their mobile devices with the PayByPhone cashless app.

We’re with you every stop of the way.