MIAMI (CBSMiami) – To pique an interest in their new bus service to downtown Miami and downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County Transit is giving away free rides this week.

The 595 Express service kicked off Tuesday with two rush-hour routes going to and from the Bank Atlantic Center’s parking lot in Sunrise.

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The buses run every 30 minutes during the morning and peak rush hours.  It should take buses 40 to 50 minutes to travel Sunrise to Fort Lauderdale route and around 70 minutes to get from Sunrise to downtown Miami, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

If all goes according to plan, another express bus route from Weston will be up and running by fall.  This route will include stops at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Civic Center area.

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Starting June 4, the fares will be $2.35 for a one-way trip, $23.50 for a 10-ride bus pass and $85 for premium monthly pass. The monthly passes are good for trips on all Broward County Transit buses.

For more information, go to or call 954-357-8400.

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The Sun-Sentinel contributed to this report.