Millions of South Florida residents and visitors alike celebrate New Year’s Eve by consuming alcohol at parties and bars throughout the region. Unfortunately, this type of behavior typically results in a significant number of drunk driving accidents and DUI arrests.
In order to avoid driving, getting arrested, or being involved in a collision at the beginning of a new decade, as well as avoiding a costly Uber or Lyft ride and save money, South Florida’s public transit systems offer several options in various areas.
The following public transportation options in South Florida on NYE and New Year’s Day 2020:
- Miami-Dade – On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Transit will operate its regular weekday schedule, including early service starting at noon for Route 95 Golden Glades Express. Metromover and Metrorail service will be extended until 2 AM. On Wednesday, it will operate on a Sunday schedule.
- Broward County – On Tuesday, Broward County Transit will operate its regular weekday schedule. On Wednesday, it will operate on a Sunday schedule and there will be no Breeze or Express bus service. Additionally, administrative offices will be closed on New Year’s Day.
- Palm Beach County – PalmTran, Palm Beach County’s bus service, will operate its regular weekday schedule on Tuesday. However, most routes won’t run late enough to offer a ride home from celebrations that last until the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. If you live in Jupiter, the town is offering residents $15 vouchers for its Ride Safe Jupiter program on New Year’s Eve. On Wednesday, PalmTran, PalmTran Connection, and Go Glades will not operate.
- Monroe – On Tuesday starting at 5 PM, Key West Transit will run a Safe Ride shuttle—covering Key West and Stock Island—until 1:45 AM. While the fare is $2 per trip on the local route, it is $4 per trip for the Lower Keys Shuttle. Fausto’s Food Palace (522 Fleming St.) will be the designated drop-off and pickup point. On Wednesday, Key West Transit will not operate.
If you have been arrested for suspected drunk driving in Miami, contact Hager & Schwartz today at (305) 330-1360 for a free consultation.