Broward County Transit (BCT) has launched its multi-billion-dollar Premium Mobility Plan (PREMO). The transformational initiative will add more than 200 miles of new premium transit services to its existing service network. It will also create new jobs, stimulate economic development, connect major points of interest and provide Broward County residents and visitors with multimodal transit options. Since 2022, BCT has been studying transit needs and conducting public outreach to determine the best means to better connect people and places.
This countywide network of premium transit services will provide convenient mobility that is attractive, safe, reliable and frequent. The PREMO plan includes 11.5 miles of commuter rail, 23.3 miles of light-rail transit, 76 miles of bus rapid transit and 100 miles of high frequency bus service, with eight east/west corridors and six north/south corridors. Corridor recommendations are based on current ridership, ridership potential, community feedback and economic development opportunities.
"As more people fulfill their dream of moving to our beautiful county, traffic congestion continues to be a growing concern,” said Broward County Administrator Monica Cepero. "It's exciting what the PREMO plan will bring to our Broward County community and those that visit us. Being able to quickly travel from east to west and north to south while connecting directly to Broward County's three major economic engines, our airport, seaport and convention center, is important to our future mobility solutions. This PREMO plan also offers us the opportunity to become one of the leading intermodal transit providers in the country."
According to the American Public Transportation Association, investing in public transportation can create 49,700 jobs for $1 billion dollars invested and yield a five-to-one economic return for every dollar spent.
"We are so excited to bring the PREMO plan to Broward County. This data-driven plan will not only improve the way Broward County connects through the 200 miles of new premium service, but it should significantly increase annual ridership, stimulate economic development, support affordable housing and expand small business opportunities,” said Coree Cuff Lonergan, general manager and director of transportation of BCT.