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Old 08-17-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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I am thinking of moving to Florida in the not too distant future, and Wilton Manors is looking like a possible area. I see there is a public transportation system running around Fort Lauderdale and Miami. I don't drive, so would need to rely on that to get around. I'd love to see locals' opinions on the system, (i.e. ease of commute plus getting around in general).

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:26 PM
 
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its OK at best. It is also extremely hot here so I hope you don't sweat to much. You can go here put in your starting address including city, state area code and same for the destination and this will tell you what buses to take and how long it will take to get there.

Good luck
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:13 AM
 
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I was in your same situation when I moved to florida. The public transportation is HORRIBLE! I have lived all around the u.s. and it's the worste i've ever seen. EVERYONE drives. The only good thing about the bus there is it's never crowded lol. You can forget about walkin to, everything is very spread out except for small sporadic strip centers.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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I have to concur - it is really awful. If I were to take the bus from my house in Weston to my offce in Plantation, it would take, at best, 1 1/2 hours - when I drive it takes 15-20 minutes.

My sister-in-law works in Miami and takes the TRI-rail, she has to leave her home and be at the train station by 6:00 am otherwise she won't have a place to park her car. Her commute is about 4 hours a day and often doesn't get home until 9 pm because of issues on the tracks.

My suggestion is either learn how to drive or buy a moped.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: O-Town
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Florida in general has lousy public transit you wont find Boston or NYC transit here you need a car if you don`t want to be commuting all day just for simple things.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:22 AM
 
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It's really bad sorry. Some buses have hourly tours, the heat is unbearable, it rains a lot during the summer, and some bus stations don't have roofs.
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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Broward is working on a Master Plan for mass transit. Will it be useful? I really don't know but hopefully they can make a decent go of it. Don't expect them to get under way with any of this until sometime in 2009 though and from there through 2012 or 2015 I forget which.

link (http://www.broward.org/bct/transitplan.htm - broken link)
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:07 AM
 
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Actually, here are two sites you might want to check out:
[URL="http://www.centralbrowardtransit.com"]www.centralbrowardtransit.com[/URL]
You can learn about the transit project that will connect the west to the east and hopefully to tri-rail
and
[URL="http://www.broward2035lrtp.com"]www.broward2035lrtp.com[/URL]
You can take a survey and give your input on where you think funding should go and what transportation improvements in Broward County you think are neccesary.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Actually, here are two sites you might want to check out:
www.centralbrowardtransit.com
You can learn about the transit project that will connect the west to the east and hopefully to tri-rail
and
www.broward2035lrtp.com
You can take a survey and give your input on where you think funding should go and what transportation improvements in Broward County you think are neccesary.
good looking out on this one!
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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Broward is working on a Master Plan for mass transit. Will it be useful? I really don't know but hopefully they can make a decent go of it. Don't expect them to get under way with any of this until sometime in 2009 though and from there through 2012 or 2015 I forget which.

link (http://www.broward.org/bct/transitplan.htm - broken link)
I think it will be a lot longer then that before Broward sees anything happen, much less completed regarding public transportation. South Florida is the only metro area that didn't built its infrastructure first; it waited to become overbuilt and NOW it is trying to build its infrastructure.
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