Miami-Dade Transit says it will provide a modified shuttle service on the Venetian Causeway to replace the service it discontinued because of weight restriction on Venetian bridges.
But if you depended on bus service to get to a Venetian Island from mainland Miami, you’ll have to cross a different causeway to Miami Beach first.
And there will be no bus service from east or west to Biscayne Island, the Venetian Isle closest to the mainland.
The modified service starts Wednesday and will run between 7 and 9:30 a.m. and 2 and 6 p.m. It will run every 30 minutes.
The county says it will NOT resume South Beach Local service to Belle Isle, although it did not explain why.
According to a Miami-Dade press release late Tuesday:
“Route A (101) patrons can board at the regular bus stops located along the Venetian Causeway between N. Venetian Way and NE 12th Place in San Marco Island, on the western end of the modified route, and Meridian Avenue and 17th Street on the eastern end of the route.
“Due to a 5-ton weight limit on the West Venetian Bascule Bridge, the small bus will not be able to travel on the West Venetian Bascule Bridge to go to and from the Omni Bus Terminal.