(MIAMI, April 21, 2014) – Miami-Dade Transit has extended bus Route A (101) to include Biscayne Island on the Venetian Causeway.
Miami-Dade Transit is currently using a small bus to provide service that had to temporarily be suspended on Friday, April 11, 2014, due to newly implemented weight restrictions on the Venetian Causeway. The weight restrictions affected Route A and a portion of the Route South Beach Local (123).
The new, modified Route A service will be provided from North Venetian Drive in Biscayne Island, on the western end of the modified route, to Meridian Avenue and 17th Street, on the eastern end of the route.
The Route A bus is providing service between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in the mornings, and between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the evenings. Service frequency is approximately every 30 minutes.
Due to a 5-ton weight limit on the West Venetian Bascule Bridge, Miami-Dade Transit cannot currently provide service across the West Venetian Bascule Bridge to go to and from the Omni Bus Terminal.
Patrons who wish to travel between Miami Beach and the City of Miami are encouraged to use the following routes: Route S (119), Beach MAX (120), C (103) or M (113).
A map of the modified Route A is attached.
Bus stops for Route South Beach Local (123) in Belle Isle also have been temporarily relocated to the east entrance of the Venetian Causeway, near Purdy Avenue and Dade Boulevard. The bus stops were relocated because regular South Beach Local buses weigh more than the 11-ton weight limit in place across most of the Venetian Causeway, including Belle Isle. The schedule for the Route South Beach Local remains the same.
For additional information, the public can call 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. TTY users should call 305-499-8971. Information is also available in Miami-Dade Transit’s website at www.miamidade.gov/transit.