The Better Bus Network

Dark Red bus lines arrive every 10 minutes
Red bus lines arrive every 15 minutes

Bus Routes in this map have been renamed

Our public transportation problems have been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, but they are not new – and our 30 year old bus network is buckling under the pressure.

Meet The Better Bus Network – an updated plan that meets our emergency needs, delivers equitable service, and retools our transit system for our county's economic recovery.

Community Driven

The Better Bus Network was designed based on your feedback –

5,000+ survey responses
2,800+ in person interactions
130+ events, workshops and presentations
1,700+ text message conversations

Learn more in the final network report.

Download the Final Report
Emergency response

During the coronavirus pandemic, 51% of transit riders have been left behind due to a full bus or train, 43% have experienced overcrowding, and 37% have experienced less reliability on their route.*

The Better Bus Network increases frequency to ensure that buses provide the best possible service to keep riders moving and our community connected during, and after, the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Survey Results

Equitable Service

Our old bus network isn’t delivering the most effective service where our community needs it most.

Only 1 in 10 residents lives near bus line that arrives every 15 minutes or less.

The Better Bus Network prioritizes people in poverty, households with no car, seniors and people of color to make sure these groups have access to the most frequent and reliable service possible.

Economic Recovery

In the last five months, over
450,000 jobs have been lost in South Florida, with retail, service, and hospitality workers particularly hard hit.

Our hospitality and retail workers are crucial for our economy – they work weekends and nights – The Better Bus network does too.

More frequent bus routes

23% 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 353,000 additional residents!

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

Greater access to opportunities

The average resident will be able to access 31% more opportunities in 60 minutes – that's everything from jobs to medical centers to grocery stores and more.

Giving people greater access to the places they want to go is the most important thing we can do when we design our transit system.

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.

That's most important for essential workers who need evening and weekend service to get to and from work.