Broward County Transit Selected as a Model for Barbados as the Country Restructures its National Transit System

Author:  Gwendolyn Belton
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Transportation Department Director Chris Walton recently led a delegation from Barbados’ Transit Authority on a tour of Broward County Transit’s (BCT) bus and maintenance operations, at the request of Barbados’ Consul General. The Barbadian government is in the process of restructuring its transit system and asked to observe BCT's daily operations.

BCT is the second largest transit system in the state of Florida and also provides services to parts of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Broward County Transit“We appreciate the opportunity to showcase BCT operations to the Barbados Transport Authority. They were impressed by how well we’ve built our transit system, and admired the technology we use to track our buses, and the maintenance of our vehicles,” said Chris Walton, Director of Broward County Transportation. “They expressed an interest in adopting similar technology as they look to modernize and expand bus service in their country.”

Barbados tour of BCT photo BCT Director and Barbados Transit Authority DirectorThe tour focused on bus dispatch, route scheduling, bus traffic control, safety and security techniques, and vehicle maintenance and repair.

“We need to increase efficiency, expand our bus service via private tours to bring in more revenue, upgrade our vehicle maintenance program, and offer more advertising space on our vehicles,” said Alex Linton, Barbados’ Transport Authority Director.

BCT runs its bus operations from two separate facilities in Dania Beach and Pompano Beach, Florida.

About Broward County Transit
Broward County Transit (BCT) provides safe and economical bus transportation via fixed route, express, community bus and paratransit services to its customers. Annually BCT provides nearly 40 million rides to customers and operates 44 major routes within 410 square miles of Broward County, as well as providing services in Miami and Palm Beach counties. For more information about BCT or for help planning your trip, visit our websiteFacebook page or call customer service seven days a week at 954.357.8400 or TTY 954-357.8302.