Route 20 Checks the Box for Getting Out and About in West Melbourne and Palm Bay
For many residents of Palm Bay and West Melbourne, Space Coast Area Transit’s Route 20 Bus makes getting out and about accessible. Bus service runs regularly from some of the area’s most densely populated neighborhoods to its most visited destinations -- such as Melbourne Square Mall, Heritage High School, Hammock Landing and Fred Poppe Regional Park.
Access to reliable transportation helps make tackling the daily to-do list doable for locals and visitors alike. However, for many residents, driving or private ride services - like Uber - just aren’t an option. For those without a car or driver’s license, transportation access like this can be a game changer. The ability to get to and from places like the post office, grocery store, pharmacy, or bank is an essential part of day-to-day life.
➢ Route 20 features stops near grocery and pharmacy locations such as Publix, CVS, and Sam’s Club. It also offers service to hardware and home improvement stores, hair salons, doctor’s offices, Palm Bay/ West Melbourne post offices, the Goodwill JobTraining Center, and Promise in Brevard.
With service connecting several schools and neighborhoods to local parks, playgrounds, sports fields, libraries, community centers, and even a skatepark -- Route 20 can also serve as a sort of “School Bus 2.0”. For families with kids, transportation to sports practices, lessons and other recreational outlets plays an important role in helping to keep kids active and involved.
➢ Route 20 features stops near family and kid-friendly locations such as Fred Poppe Regional Park, Rodes Park, West Melbourne Skatepark and Community Park, Space Coast Field of Dreams, three different movie theaters, churches, libraries, schools, tutoring destinations, and more.
Beyond its function as an important tool of transportation and accessibility, Route 20 also provides service to some of the area’s best destinations for shopping and dining. Residents and visitors can skip the hassle of traffic and parking, and instead, hop on the bus and hitch a ride to some of the Space Coast’s shopping and dining hot spots!
➢ Route 20 serves shopping and dining hot spots like Melbourne Square Mall (featuring stores like Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, GameStop, Victoria’s Secret & more) and Hammock Landing (featuring destinations like Target, Ross, Ulta, Kohl’s, Panera Bread, Longhorn Steakhouse & more). Additionally, it features stops near dozens of stores, restaurants and service centers of all sorts.
“We’ve been receiving requests to provide transit service in this area for many years,” said Scott Nelson, Director of Space Coast Area Transit. “The support of the Brevard County Commission and FDOT allows us to provide mobility options through Route 20 to non-profits, businesses, residents and high school students in this previously underserved Palm Bay-West Melbourne corridor.”
Route 20 operates from 6:25 a.m. to 8:20 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 8:20 a.m.
to 5:20 p.m. on Saturday. At Melbourne Square Mall the bus connects with Routes 21B, 25B, and 28B Monday-Friday. For maps and schedules, visit 321Transit.com or call the RideLine at 321-633-1878. Download the 321Transit app at the Apple App Store, or on Google Play. Connect via social media @321Transit.