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Why The 836 Expressway Is About To Get Dedicated Bus Lanes Without Buses to Use Them

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ROBERTO KOLTUN
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EL Nuevo Herald
The Dolphin Expressway has new dedicated bus lanes, but the toll agency that built them shelved plans to have bus service rolling on them this summer.

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority has scrapped a summer roll-out of express bus service on dedicated lanes being built on State Road 836, citing “chaos” from a state bill to dissolve the toll agency and replace it with a new entity.

Construction crews are almost ready to apply the red paint that will designate the “Bus Only” status of the modified left shoulders on the toll expressway best known as the Dolphin.

The MDX has been running “Coming This Summer” print, radio and billboard ads about the planned express line running from the new Dolphin park-and-ride lot to downtown Miami, with the new lanes letting buses bypass traffic on one of Miami’s busiest commuting routes.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.