About the Study


The University Drive Corridor is one of the most heavily traveled roadways in Broward County, moving tens of thousands of people a day. It was identified in Broward MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan as a premium transit corridor and, in November 2011, the Broward MPO received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to explore alternatives to improve the University Drive Corridor.


Study Location

This study identified a range of potential short-term and long-term solutions along the corridor, from Westview Drive in Coral Springs to south of Miramar Parkway at NW 215th Street in Miami-Dade County. It explored a number of transportation improvement options for all users of the road based on the known challenges of heavy traffic congestion, limited convenient transit options, and a lack of safe and continuous sidewalks and bicycle facilities.The types of short-term and long-term improvements this study explored included:

  • Enhancing the travel experience for all people;
  • Improving the convenience and comfort of the transit service;
  • Improving safety and comfort for cyclists and pedestrians; and
  • Encouraging walkable and transit-friendly development.
The Broward MPO led the study in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County (including Broward County Transit), Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) and the municipalities along the corridor which includes: