Boca Raton Adding More Stop to Shuttle Routes – Pedestrian Safety is Key

The City of Boca Raton offers free shuttles for residents and visitors throughout certain areas of the City. These shuttles help to alleviate roadway congestion and they help to urge more residents to walk to their destination, fueling a healthier lifestyle.

Now there are even more routes to help you get to where you need to be. The Arvida Park of Commerce (APOC) East A & B Routes are now being operated by the City of Boca Raton. These shuttles will help travelers get from the Tri-Rail Station in Boca Raton to the Arvida Park of Commerce Office Park as well as making a number of stops along Congress Avenue. These routes are in operation from Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and they’re completely FREE!

Our Boca Raton injury attorneys understand that there are 14 stops along this new route. Much of the route will be along Commerce Boulevard and Congress Avenue. There will be one stop on One Park Place. With all of these stops, officials are sure that ridership will soon be increasing, especially with more residents being able to get out and enjoy their summer. Riders are asked to be cautious when hiking to the shuttle stop, when boarding, when riding and when getting off. Preventing pedestrian injuries is key.

Shuttle Safety Tips:

-Be on the lookout for passing traffic when waiting for the shuttle to arrive.

-Stand away from the roadway while waiting for your shuttle.

-Do not approach the shuttle until it has come to a complete stop.

-Allow exiting passengers to get off of the shuttle before attempting to board.

-Remove backpacks when you’re getting on the shuttle. These items should be carried and not worn when riding.

-Once you’ve boarded the shuttle, find an open seat and sit down. Keep your personal belongings out of the walkway.

-Use handrails when boarding and exiting the shuttle.

-Food and drink should be kept in closed containers.

-Gather your things before you get to your stop.

-When you exit the shuttle, move away from the shuttle doors and away from the roadway.

With more routes and more stops being added to the shuttle system, we can expect an increase in ridership. When there are more riders and more trips, then we tend to see a significant increase in the risks for accidents.

Every year, thousands are injured on our nation’s shuttle systems. Accidents can result from standing too close to the shuttle stop, from slipping while getting on or off the shuttles, from tripping over personal belonging on the shuttle’s aisles and from dangerous shuttle driver behavior.