Oakland Park Boulevard is a major east-west roadway in the central portion of Broward County, providing access to major employment and shopping centers, as well as to education, civic, recreational, and health related opportunities. People use Oakland Park Boulevard for many of their trips by walking, biking, car, or bus. In fact, Broward County Transit’s Route 72 on Oakland Park Boulevard is the busiest east-west route, with nearly 9,000 riders boarding its buses daily.

With so many transit riders in the corridor and the potential for additional people to use the service, the Florida Department of Transportation, in partnership with Broward County Transit, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), has initiated a transit corridor study to:

    • achieve high quality, high capacity premium transit service;
    • enhance the passenger and/or pedestrian experience;
    • improve transit service reliability and travel time; and
    • encourage transit oriented development.