Lehman Center for Transportation Research at Florida International University

SR-836 Express Bus Service Study

  • Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
  • Contact: Dr. Mohammed Hadi, (305) 348-0092, hadim@fiu.edu and
    Dr. Fabian Cevallos, (954) 234-4183, fabian.cevallos@fiu.edu

  • The Dolphin Expressway (SR-836) in Miami-Dade County, managed by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is one of the most critical corridors providing east-west mobility to Miami-Dade County. Currently, the SR-836 corridor and most of the other freeways and arterials in the vicinity are operating at undesirable levels of service during the peak hours. In addition, planned major construction activities are expected to create additional operational issues. To address the existing and forecasted operational problems, MDX has identified and tested possible capital improvement projects to enhance mobility along SR-836. Consistent with the SR-836 improvement effort, the purpose of this project is to investigate the feasibility of an advanced bus transit system on SR-836. Potential supporting components to increase the ridership and improve the performance of this bus service are being investigated.