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Last Update: May 15, 2023
Next Update: As changes are made
OFFICE CLOSURE: MAY 29, 2023
- The DoT office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. DOT Offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 7 AM.
- All buses will operate on a regular schedule.
“The City of Key West and Key West Transit (KWT) is launching a new express route and implementing service adjustments to help improve service reliability, schedules, and performance.
Beginning Monday, June 5, 2023, KWT will launch the Workforce Express route, which will run from Stock Island to Bahama Village.
The Workforce Express bus will travel on Truman Avenue/North Roosevelt Boulevard & Duck Avenue during peak hours, only stopping at designated bus stops. Route will operate Monday through Sunday, providing a more efficient, low-stress alternative to driving while improving mobility and convenience.
Workforce Express Time Schedule
The following buses routes will be discontinued on Monday, June 5:
- North Line
- South Line
Key West Transit riders can view more details regarding the upcoming service adjustments on KWTRANSIT.COM
Sign up to receive transit alerts at kwtransit.com/alerts or visit www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov for more information.”
Transit Worker Appreciation Week
Key West Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission have proclaimed Transit Worker Appreciation Week the week of March 13, 2023.
According to history, the first day of scheduled public transit bus service for Blaise Pascal's "Five-Penny Coaches” occurred in Paris on March 18, 1662. Locally, Eduardo Hidalgo Gato introduced a mule-powered streetcar system to connect "Gatoville" to the downtown Key West area in the 1880s.
The proclamation notes that transit team members start their days before sunrise and finish them long after sunset, including working weekends and on or around holidays.
“In addition to meeting stringent safety requirements," it reads, "transit team members must demonstrate customer service, patience, empathy, and understanding to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all community members and visitors.
“Transit team members work hard daily to help customers access jobs, health care, school, community services, and many other personal, social, and civic opportunities with a smile.”
Transit Grants Manager and Support Worker of the Year Carolyn Haia accepted the award on behalf of all transit workers. "Ride transit!" she said.
On-Demand Transit began operating within the City of Key West and Stock Island on November 30, 2022. Click here to learn more about this innovative service in the video below.
Key West Transit is accessible every day to Seniors
All City of Key West residents, age 60 and older, and 100% Service-Connected Disabled US Armed Forces Veterans (any age) may use all City Bus Routes at no charge.
The bus stop on College Road & US1 has been moved slightly closer to the hospital for public safety.
On the second Saturday of each month, all bus service is free to ALL seniors.
The City of Key West Department of Transportation (KWDoT) provides many services to the community, visitors, and internal customers, including over 400 city associates. The service areas or functions KWDoT are responsible for public transportation and the Park N Ride Garage.
Anyone seeking bus schedules, route information, or real-time arrival/departure updates is encouraged to call the city's automated information system at 305-600-1455 for public transit services or visit the map to access functions online at Key West Transit.
Marathon Fairfield Inn Bus stop is located by the entrance to the Fairfield Inn on U.S. 1, Effective May 26. The Lower Keys Shuttle will no longer pull into the Fairfield Inn parking lot. New Cutaways added to Key West Public Transit Fleet.
You may have noticed the newest vehicle type in the Key West public transit fleet on the streets lately. They are called cutaways, are A.D.A. compliant, and can transport 14 passengers. When ridership is typically lower, these vehicles are integrated into the city bus routes. They are a bit quieter and easier to maneuver.
By using the cutaways along with the existing 30-and 35-foot buses, the City of Key West is trying to maximize transportation services to the riding public in the safest, most efficient, and environmentally conscious method possible.
Buses may be delayed at times due to heavy seasonal traffic.
For Parking issues
- Pay tickets online
- To report a disruptive parking violation, call 305-809-1000
- If you have questions, call 305-809-3855 or the hotline at 305-809-1101