Metrobus service halted on Venetian Causeway over bridge trouble
04/13/2014 9:34 AM
04/13/2014 5:42 PM
If you depend on a county bus to travel to and from the Venetian Islands, you are out of luck.
The structural problems with Venetian Causeway bridges — which led to overnight closures for repairs on the west end last week — have led the county to suspend Metrobus service over Venetian Way.
That means Route A — which crosses the Venetian bridges and islands from the Omni area in Miami to 17th Street and the Lincoln Road area — has been temporarily suspended “until further notice,” the city of Miami Beach says.
And the South Beach Local (Route 123) will not pick up passengers on Belle Isle until the bridge issues are addressed. SBLocal users will have to hoof it over the bridge to the stop at Purdy Avenue and Dade Boulevard to pick up the bus.
It’s unclear how long the suspension of service will last. A city news release dated Saturday says service is “temporarily suspended until further notice.”
The county posted information on the service suspension around 11:47 p.m. Saturday.
The city and county recommend bus commuters who need to travel between Miami and Miami Beach to use Route S, the Beach Max, Route C or Route M. But there appears to be no way to get to one of the Venetian Islands unless you walk, ride a bike, take a cab or hitch a ride.
Go to the Belle Isle Blog for more information.
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