Education Corridor Transit Study



The Broward MPO is leading a study to improve access to the educational facilities amongst four municipalities (see map below): Pompano Beach, Margate, Coconut Creek and Coral Springs. Our consultant will analyze the various transit services in the area including Broward County Transit (BCT), local community buses and Tri-Rail Shuttles. We will also examine how school schedules (primary, secondary and post secondary) interact with the current transit service. 

Our team will use creative strategies to enhance or redesign the existing system into one that provides the most convenient public transportation (with fewest transfers) between the educational facilities, local business community and neighboring residential communities. The goal is to develop a transit and shuttle/circulator concept plan that will focus on improvements that can be implemented in the near- (1-5 years) and mid-term (6-10 years) horizons.

Resources & Documents

Presentation Meeting Summary Description
January 2015 Kickoff Presentation January 2015 Kickoff Meeting Summary Presentation of data and scope of study
February 2015 Presentation February 2015 Meeting Summary Update on current area transit services
March 2015 Presentation March 2015 Meeting Summary Meeting Canceled 
April 2015 Presentation April 2015 Meeting Summary Reviewed possible transit routes. See link for analysis. All routes are draft.
May 2015 Presentation May 2015 Meeting Summary  
June 2015 Presentation June 2015 Meeting Summary  
July 2015 Presentation July 2015 Meeting Summary  
August 2015 Presentation August 2015 Meeting Summary  
September 2015 Presentation September 2015 Meeting Summary  
October 2015 Presentation October 2015 Meeting Summary  
November 2015 Presentation November 2015 Meeting Summary  
December 2015 Presentation December 2015 Meeting Summary  


Tech Memo 1 - Collection of data on the four municipalities including previous planning studies,data include previous planning studies, existing transit characteristics, existing demographics and future projections, existing socio-economic indicators, and existing / future land uses. Tech Memo 1 has been broken into smaller pieces to reduce download time.

Tech Memo 2 - Presents evaluation criteria and performance measures to evaluate enhancements to the community bus system. These performance measures will be used to analyze the proposed routes and service so that an alternative service plan can be developed and ultimately recommended for implementation. 

Tech Memo 3 - Outlines the various alignment options that have been developed, along with their associated capital and operations and maintenance costs. Stop spacing and vehicle capacity options will also be discussed in relation to their effects on the overall service plan and costs for a potential new alignment for the proposed circulator. 

Tech Memo 4 - Accessibility is a function of proximity and connectivity to destinations. The accessibility analysis revealed almost the entire study area has adequate proximity to educational opportunities. However, many areas within the study area have severe connectivity issues. The land use recommendations are therefore tailored to increasing pedestrian connectivity. This memo documents the accessibility analyses and resulting land use recommendations in detail.

Tech Memo 5 - As a part of this study, several alignment alternatives within the Pompano Education Corridor were developed for the new transit service. These alternatives feature various alignments throughout the corridor as well as different circulation patterns within each of the four cities’ downtown areas. Evaluation criteria were developed in an effort to determine the best alignment alternatives.

Tech memo 6 - This technical memorandum will outline and evaluate the potential funding opportunities that can be used for the capital costs and the operation and maintenance costs for this new service. Organizational strategies that will help implement, administer, and operate the proposed service will also be discussed.

Final Report - This Final Report will outline the suggested implementation plan and the overall study recommendations after briefly providing a review of the information and analysis from the previously completed technical memorandums.


For more information about the Broward MPO's Education Corridor Study contact Paul Calvaresi, at or (954) 876-0037.