M-D Transit announces new Venetian shuttle — with no service from mainland or to Biscayne Island

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.

 

3 responses to “M-D Transit announces new Venetian shuttle — with no service from mainland or to Biscayne Island

  1. Any updates on water quality and boiling of drinking water?

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  2. Good Morning:
    The reason why the Route 123 – South Beach Local cannot serve Belle Isle is because the first bridge that our Metrobus would need to cross headed westbound has a weight restriction of 11 tons. The smallest Metrobus weighs approximately 15 tons.
    If patrons want to use public transit, they will need to take the Route A smaller bus that is currently operating between the Venetian Causeway and Miami Beach.

    Belle Isle residents can board the Route A at the following locations:
    The westbound bus stop is located on Venetian Way and East Island Avenue
    The eastbound stop is located on Venetian Way and Century Lane

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