Existing Network

Red lines arrive every 15 minutes
This is a map of our bus network today. The color of the route tells you how often the bus arrives during the day. For example, on a red line, a bus arrives every 15 minutes.

More people tend to use the red lines (a bus every 15 minutes) because the next bus is always coming soon. However, the County runs only five red lines, so we have very few of these frequent bus routes. Most of our bus routes arrive every 30 minutes, and many arrive every 60 minutes.

City trolleys and County buses also run similar routes – which makes the system inefficient, less useful and more confusing. Both trolley and bus routes can be improved to work better together.

Ridership has been declining

Less people are finding this bus system useful. Ridership has declined by 33% over the past 5 years.

Most people are waiting a long time for the bus

Only five county routes arrive every 15 minutes or less throughout the day. Most people are waiting 30, 45 or 60 minutes for a bus.

A bus network of 30 years ago

Our bus network has not been comprehensively redesigned in the last 30 years.

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Draft New Network

Dark Red lines arrive every 10 minutes  |  Red lines arrive every 15 minutes
This network was designed based on input we received from over 100 community events, workshops and presentations, with over 4,400 survey responses.

It is a hybrid of the two network concepts we released in the earlier phase. You can learn more in the draft network report.

More frequent routes for more useful service

25% of residents will have access to a bus route that arrives every 15 minutes or less within a 5 minute walk – compared to only 11% today. That’s 368,000 additional residents!

Greater access to opportunities

The average resident will be able to access 33% more opportunities (jobs and services) in 60 minutes by walking and transit.

Faster connections

With frequent all-day routes that connect to each other and/or Metrorail, connections will become faster and easier.

Better all-day, evening and weekend service

The new network is designed to be dependable throughout the day and on weekends instead of only during rush hours.

Integrated local trolleys

For the first time, the trolleys in the City of Miami and Miami Beach are integrated into the overall network.

Less contracted routes

50% less contracted routes than today.

Minimal impacts to coverage

Compared to today, only 3% more residents (transit rider or not) will be more than a 10 minute walk to a bus stop.

More than 88% of residents will still be within a 1/2 mile of a bus stop, with 67% of residents within a 1/4 mile of a bus stop.

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