To further its effort to move people from one end of Miami Beach to the other for free and reduce cars on the road, the city on Monday launched the new South Beach Loop trolley route.
The route, which replaces the existing Miami-Dade Transit-operated South Beach Local and the city-operated Alton-West Loop, will make it easier for riders to reach parks, beaches, shops, pharmacies, local libraries, Mount Sinai Medical Center and restaurants.
“The new South Beach Loop will provide longer hours of service, an enhanced service area, and more frequent service in comparison to the South Beach Local — conclusively making travel from South to North Beach possible with as little as only one transfer in between,” Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales said in a news release.
Over the past three years, the trolley service has become popular, shuttling people around the city for free. The South Beach loop is the last piece of the city’s planfor an interconnected trolley system.
On Monday, city leaders also announced changes to the Middle Beach Loop, Collins Link and North Beach Loop trolley routes.
The Collins Express, which will have limited stops and reduce the number of transfers needed, will replace the Collins Link.
The South Beach Beach Loop will run every 10 to 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to midnight Sundays, every day of the year.
For more information visit www.miamibeachtrolley.com. To track the trolley in real time, download the free Miami Beach eGov app.