Since New Year’s Eve celebrations often include excessive alcohol consumption at parties and bars, many people start off the New Year either arrested for DUI or involved in a drunk driving accident. In order to avoid getting behind the wheel today or paying for expensive Uber or Lyft rides, there are several options available through South Florida’s public transit systems.
Today, the Broward County Transit operates on its regular weekday schedule. However, it will operate on a Sunday schedule tomorrow.
On New Year’s Day, the Express and Breeze bus service will not be available, and the Broward County Transit administrative offices will be closed.
Miami-Dade Transit is on its regular weekday schedule today. Starting at noon, Route 95 Golden Glades Express will be available.
Metrorail and Metromover service will be available until two in the morning.
On New Year’s Day, the transit will be on its Sunday schedule.
The Safe Ride shuttles—run by Key West Transit—and the Lower Key Shuttle will be available between 5 PM and 1:45 AM for the last pickups. The local route fare is $2 per trip, while the Lower Key Shuttle costs $4 per trip.
The Safe Ride shuttles drive through Key West and Stock Island, while the Lower Keys Shuttle operates through Key West and Marathon. Fausto’s Food Palace (522 Fleming St.) will be the drop-off and pickup point for these services.
There will be no bus service tomorrow.
Palm Beach County
Today, PalmTran will operate on its regular schedule. However, most routes won’t be running when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day. PalmTran, Go Glades, and PalmTran Connection won’t operate tomorrow.
If you live in Jupiter, you are eligible for $15 vouchers for the Ride Safe Jupiter program on New Year’s Eve. The vouchers apply to transportation within city limits.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Fort Lauderdale, contact Hager & Schwartz today at (954) 840-8713 for a free consultation to discuss your case.