Free Bus Service Proposed For West Park

On April 16, 2014 the City hosted a Public Meeting to discuss plans to partner with Broward County Transit to provide a free bus shuttle service within West Park. Several residents from West Park’s neighborhoods attended to learn about the proposed routes, ask questions and provide input. Also present at the meeting were the mayor, vice mayor, Commission members and representatives from Broward County Transit. W. Ajibola Balogun, City Manager, gave a presentation outlining three proposed routes. Based on feedback provided from residents, the decision was made to offer service along the route illustrated below (Option 2). With this proposed route the shuttle would operate four cycles, for five hours a day, five days a week, and will travel by various points of interest including:

1. West Park City Hall

2. Broward Family Health Center

3. Winn Dixie

4. Department of Motor Vehicles

5. McTyre Park

6. Watkins Elementary

7. SW 40th Avenue & SW 39th Street

8. Winn Dixie

9. Boys and Girls Club

10. SW 40th Avenue & Pembroke Road

11. Fire Station

12. Mary Saunders Park
13. Carver Ranches Library / Family Success Center

The shuttle will not operate on the following public holidays:

• New Year’s Day

• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

• Memorial Day

• Independence Day

• Labor Day

• Columbus Day

• Thanksgiving Day

• Christmas Day (December 25)

Staff is working with Broward County Transit and upon approval by the City Commission, the City hopes to launch this service in Summer, 2014.

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