Broward Commuter Rail Kick-Off Meetings Planned: In-Person and Virtual Options Offered To Address Congestion Issues

August 26, 2021

The map indicates proposed locations for Commuter Rail Stations, including a location in Hollywood

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four and Broward County are performing a PD&E Study for the Broward Commuter Rail (BCR) along the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway from Aventura in Miami-Dade County to Deerfield Beach in Broward County.

The objective of the BCR PD&E Study is to develop and analyze alternatives that integrate passenger and freight service along the FEC Railway. The purpose of the study is to address congestion issues by improving mobility while supporting economic policies, as well as land development policies, in eastern Broward County.

The map indicates proposed locations for Commuter Rail Stations, including a location in Hollywood. The public is encouraged to attend one of the virtual or in-person meetings to learn more about the study. Links to register your attendance and additional study details are found here: https://www.fdot.gov/projects/broward-commuter-rail

Virtual Meetings:
August 30 & September 1 – 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Open House Session: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Project Formal Presentation Session: 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Comment Period: 6:30 – 7 p.m.

In-Person Meeting
August 31 – 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Open House Session: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Project Formal Presentation Session: 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Comment Period: 6:30 – 7 p.m.

Important Notice Regarding Impact to Solid Waste, Recycling, Bulk and Yard Waste Collections in Hollywood

City of Hollywood solid waste, recycling, bulk, and yard waste collections vendor, Waste Pro USA, has been heavily impacted by a recent surge of positive COVID-19 infections. A large number of WastePro crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been forced into quarantine, which has resulted in service impacts City-wide. Until further notice, customers can expect temporary delays in solid waste, recycling, bulk and yard waste collections.

The City of Hollywood Department of Public Works would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding as they work to manage service impacts resulting from this new wave of COVID-19 positive cases. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and maintain a primary focus on weekly garbage collections, followed by yard and bulk collections. Recycling routes will be delayed, if necessary, to maintain the health, safety and sanitation of our community.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4526.


COVID Update
Dr. Randy Katz, Director of Emergency Services at Memorial Regional Hospital, provides an update on the local impact of the surge in COVID cases.Click here to watch the video

Reminder: City of Hollywood Facilities Closed
In light of the spike in COVID-19 positive cases in South Florida and the elevated risk to public health, all City facilities, including City Hall and Community Centers, are closed to the general public for indoor activities and recreation. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. Customers are encouraged to use the many services offered online.