Transit at Government Center Downtown Miami

COVID-19 Miami & South FL Transit Updates

November 25, 2020

    Updated as of November 25th, 2020

    Miami Dade Transit Updates
    • All transit fares are suspended until further notice.
    • Auto reloads for monthly pass holders will be suspended.
    • Metrobus customers will be required to board through the vehicle’s rear entrance. Accommodations for riders with disabilities will continue to be made.
    • Blocked seats closer to operator’s cabin to ensure social distancing
    • Transportation and Public Works will operate on a Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, and a regular weekday schedule Friday, Nov. 27.

    Metrobus Updates:

    • Thanksgiving Holiday Service, November 26-27

      On Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26:

      • We will operate on a New Normal Sunday schedule.
      On Friday, November 27:
      • We will operate our regular New Normal weekday schedule.
    • Various Metrobus routes have adjusted frequencies. Please visit the agency service updates website for more information on specific routes that may have changed
    • Metrobus routes are being detoured and/or shortened from November 10th due to flooding: 27, 32, 36, 54, 73, 99, 110/J, 183, 217, 254, 267, & 297
    • ROUTE 277: Beginning Wed., Oct. 21, route 277 will not service the Audrey Edmonson Transit Village. The route will continue to service all Northbound and Southbound trips on 62nd St & NW 7th Ave, north of the intersection.
    • ROUTE 17: Please be advised that this route is following a slight detour on NW 17 Ave, between NW N River Dr. & NW 7 St., due to road work until Friday, October 23.
    • The following routes are being serviced by alternative vehicles:
      • 8
      • 9
      • 34
      • 39
      • 57
      • 77
      • 120
      • 135
      • 150
      • S
      • L
      • 95 Express Golden Glades (Trips are alternated with Metrobus vehicles)
    • Freedom Tower Station Closure:
    Until further notice:
    • Freedom Tower Metromover station is closed.
    • Riders can board or exit Metromover at Park West, College North, or College/Bayside stations.
    • The closure is due to renovations to the station.
    • Constructed expected to be completed by Fall 2021.
      • As of Monday, June 29, 2020, the following routes will be serviced by alternative vehicles:
        • 34
        • 39
        • 57
        • 150
        • 95 Express Golden Glades
      • As of Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the following routes will be services by alternative vehicles:
        • 135

      Routes, schedules, and frequencies will not change due to vehicle type.

      • Various Metrobus routes have adjusted frequencies. Please visit the service updates website
      • All Express Metrobus routes, listed below, have been suspended until further notice:
        • 836 Express
        • 175 Express
        • 95 Express/Broward Blvd to Downtown
        • 95 Express/Broward Blvd to Civic Center
        • 95 Express/Sheridan to Downtown
        • 95 Express/Sheridan to Civic Center
      • Late-night service for the following routes has been suspended:
        • Route 3
        • Route 11
        • Route 27
        • Route 38
        • Route 77
        • Route 112
        • Route 119
        • Route 246
        • Route 500

    The following Metrobus routes, which have overlapping service, have been suspended until further notice due to low ridership. Riders can use alternative routes to get to their destination:

    • Route 79 riders can take route 112/L
    • Route 204 users can take route 104
    • Route 288 riders can use route 88
    • Since May 18, select Metrobus routes were restored to their regular schedules. Please visit the service updates page for additional details

    Metrorail Updates:

    • Metrorail service hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
    • Passengers heading to the Miami International Airport station will need to transfer at Earlington Heights station to catch the Orange Line train
    • Orange Line train available only from Earlington Heights. Frequency is every 15 minutes all day on weekdays.
    • During the morning peak hours on weekdays, Metrorail Green Line trains on the mainline traveling between Dadeland South and Palmetto stations will run every 10 minutes. Off-peak frequency will be every 15 minutes on weekdays.

    Metromover Updates:

    • Metromover service hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
    • The average frequency will be approximately five minutes all day weekdays

    For more MDT transit service information see the agency website here


    Broward County Transit (BCT) Update

    • BCT Thanksgiving Holiday Service Hours
      Thursday, November 26, 2020
      • Broward County Transit will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th, and return to a modified Saturday schedule on Friday, November 27th.
    • BCT has suspended all fares until further notice
    • 75 Express – Route 115

      Sunrise Park & Ride – BB&T Center to Miami Gardens Drive Park & Ride West and Miami Airport Station

      • Due to low ridership, BCT is suspending service on 75 Express Route 115 until further notice
      • The last day of service will be Friday, August 21, 2020
      • For more info. see the agency website here
    • Effective Sunday, July 26, Improvements to Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 28, 34, 36, 42, 48, 50, 60, 62, 72, 83, 95 Express Route 108 and 595 Express Route 114
     – Modified Saturday Schedule Monday – Saturday
     – Regular Sunday Schedule
    Click here for more information

    Rider Alerts:

    Pelican Hopper Community Shuttle

    • Due to construction on the Terra Mar bridge and a drainage project in the Terra Mar community, the Pelican Hopper will begin a temporary detour, eliminating its turn around in the Terra Mar Subdivision and continuing north and turning around at Lakeside Shoppes in Pompano Beach

    Rider Alert: Route 11, Fort Lauderdale
    Effective Saturday, November 21, 2020
    From 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM

    Fort Lauderdale Fast & Furious 5000 5k Run

    Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale will be closed between Andrews Avenue and SE 25th Avenue for the Fort Lauderdale Fast & Furious 5000 5k Run.
    The following detour will be in effect:
    • ROUTE 11 EASTBOUND: Eastbound buses leaving the Broward Central Terminal will continue south on Andrews Avenue to SW 17th Street; east on SW 17th Street to Seabreeze Boulevard; north on Seabreeze Boulevard (A1A) and continue on the regular route.
    • ROUTE 11 WESTBOUND: Eastbound detour will be reversed.
    • For further alerts info. see the agency website HERE

    Palm Tran Update

    • Palm Tran is offering bus service for the first time on Thanksgiving! Palm Tran, Palm Tran Connection, and Go Glades will all be operating this Thursday. Palm Tran’s fixed-route service will operate on a Sunday schedule.
    • Since September 14, Palm Tran has instituted ‘Saturday Service’ weekly
    • Further info. for the COVID updated schedules can be found on the agency website HERE
    • Starting Sunday, August 16
      All fixed-route, Connection and Go Glades riders will board through the front doors and be required to pay the fare to ride.
      Please have your bus pass or cash fare ready!
    • Effective until November 2020: Detour to Route 47 between Hooker Hwy. and south of Shirley Dr.
    • Effective until Dec 2020. Detour to Routes 1 & 41 on Banyan between Australian and Quadrille.
    • Effective until November 16: Detour Rt. 81 Swinton Ave & SE 1st Ave
    • Rt 81 new stop at Oriole Plaza behind Glick’s Market
    • Effective 8/17-TBD: Detour to Rts 61 & 62 at Lk Worth Tri-Rail.

    SFRTA/Tri-Rail Update

    • Tri-Rail will increase service starting Monday, October 19, 2020! So riders can plan ahead, click HERE to view the upcoming amended schedule.
    • Trains will be running at 92% of the ‘normal train service’.
    • SFRTA/Tri-Rail Fares has been reinstated since October 1, 2020
    • SFRTA/Tri-Rail trains are running on a reduced schedule until further notice

    Treasure Coast Connector (St Lucie County) Update

    • Treasure Coast Connector transit is running regular schedules for its routes. For more info. on route scheduling see the agency website here
    • At this time, Treasure Coast Connector is strongly suggesting that passenger use face masks/coverings for the safety of other passengers and the drivers.
    • All fixed-route buses are free and additional steps are being taken to make sure our drivers and passengers are safe as our area continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic

    MARTY (Martin County Transit) Update

    • MARTY is continuing to provide essential service by running regular schedules while social distancing recommendations are to be followed by passengers
    • To minimize interaction between patrons and bus operators, MARTY is suspending the sale of onboard bus passes and farebox collection until further notice
    • Fixed Route: Buses operate Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.Commuter Route: Buses operate Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.ADA Paratransit Service: This service operates Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • For more info. on bus schedules see the agency website

    Go Line (Indian River Public Transit) Update

    • GoLine buses operate weekdays from 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday service is offered from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    • For more info. please see the agency website

    Brightline Update

    • Brightline has resumed its service
    • For more information see Brightline’s agency website HERE