More than 30 new Broward County Transit buses are currently or will soon be on the road serving customers. Those customers will benefit from Broward County’s nearly $26 million investment by having a more comfortable ride and more reliable vehicles.
All buses are equipped with updated technology as part of the MyRide Broward real time bus tracking system, coming soon to BCT!
Seventeen of the new vehicles are articulated buses, vehicles that are extended with two connecting customer compartments for a total of 60-feet in length. The articulated buses will seat up to 57 customers and will offer voice announcements for upcoming bus stops and connecting routes.
Five new NABI 40-foot, diesel hybrid-electric powered buses are scheduled to hit the road this year. The new NABI buses seat 38 customers and are fully accessible with a low-floor design and easy to use ramp for wheelchair boarding through the entrance door.
The additional nine vehicles are 45-foot Motor Coach Industries (MCI) buses to be used for long-distance service, and will serve the Express routes to Miami. MCI buses have 55 high-back seats with extra hip-to-knee space, LED reading lights, air conditioning vents, electrical outlets, and USB ports at each seat.
“This year we have been working hard on enhancing services and fleets of buses,” said Chris Walton, Director of Transportation for Broward County. “At the same time, we’re investing in new technology that modernize our services to keep up with the needs of our growing audience.”
The 31 new buses will serve various routes and serve thousands of customers each day.