Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation system, recently announced schedule and route improvements, beginning Monday, Jan. 11, for Routes 1 and 40.
Route 1, which runs along U.S. 1 from Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton, has the most ridership of any Palm Tran route, averaging more than 8,000 passengers per day. Two additional buses will be dedicated to this route on weekdays.
Palm Tran officials said that this will help keep buses on schedule and improve overall route performance.
Several changes will be made to the limited-stop Route 40, which will begin to offer all-day service on weekdays between Belle Glade, Wellington and West Palm Beach via State Road 80/Southern Blvd.
In order to streamline the route, two of the four trips between Belle Glade and Pahokee with the lowest ridership, and an extra loop of downtown West Palm, were eliminated.
The route will begin in the Glades and end at the Intermodal Transit Center in downtown West Palm Beach, where passengers can connect to several other Palm Tran routes and Tri-Rail.
These routing changes, plus additional running time added to the schedule, will improve Route 40’s on-time performance and efficiency.
For complete schedules and trip planning assistance, call customer service at (561) 841-4287 or visit www.palmtran.org.