SOURCE: Florida Department of Transportation

Florida Department of Transportation

May 23, 2012 13:50 ET

595 Express Bus Service to Downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale Rolls Out May 29

Commuters Are Encouraged to Try It for Free May 29 Through June 1

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - Western Broward County residents commuting to downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale have a new, stress-free alternative to get to work. The 595 Express Bus service will launch on May 29 and will be free to all passengers the first week. The routes will travel from the BankAtlantic Center park-and-ride located in Sunrise to downtown Miami/Brickell Avenue and downtown Fort Lauderdale during morning and afternoon peak traffic hours.

The 595 Express Bus service is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with services provided by Broward County Transit (BCT) every 30 minutes on weekday mornings and afternoons. The fleet is comprised of new 42-foot hybrid buses equipped with free Wi-Fi and 12-volt power outlets for charging electronic communication equipment.

"The 595 Express Bus is the ultimate hands-free device," said Jeremy Mullings, FDOT Project Manager. "Instead of battling traffic, commuters can now spend their time how they'd like: surfing the net, catching up on emails or simply relaxing. And, with gas prices as high as they are, riding the 595 Express Bus will offer commuters significant cost savings as well."

After opening week, 595 Express Bus fares will be $2.35 for a one-way adult fare to downtown Miami and downtown Fort Lauderdale. BCT is also offering a Premium 31-Day Bus Pass for $85 that includes unlimited rides on both express and regular bus service and a Premium 10-Ride Bus Pass at a cost of $23.50.

For details on the service, including route maps and schedules, visit www.595ExpressBus.com or call BCT Customer Service at 954-357-8400 (TTY: 954-357-8302).

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