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Studying Public Transit in South Florida

Residents and visitors of three South Florida counties left their cars behind and took public transit on the recent Public Transit Day, established by two local urban planning firms and supported by the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW). community leaders and elected officials.

The purpose of the event, inspired by a 100 Great Ideas initiative centered around public transportation, was to educate locals on the many uses of public transit in the region and, most importantly, to engage with residents and visitors and increase locals’ commitment to the cause.

“We are constantly working toward improving the future of mobility in our county,” said Alice N. Bravo, director of DTPW. “I’m happy to see that many of the ideas community members suggested have already been implemented or are in the works, such as improving the fleet with the purchase of new buses, the introduction of the new EASY Pay mobile ticketing option and a new version of our Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app with real-time tracking--to name a few.”

The event founders began their efforts by focusing on public transit in Miami-Dade County but later expanded to neighboring Broward and Palm Beach counties.
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