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For Immediate Release:
April 06, 2016
Media Contact:
Griselle Marino

County reduces transit fares for the working class

The Miami-Dade County Commission on April 5 adopted legislation sponsored by Chairman Jean Monestime to reduce transit fares 50% for commuters who earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level.

The legislation’s co-prime sponsors were Commissioners Barbara J. Jordan and Daniella Levine Cava. The Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives had the initial transit fare reduction discussion on Nov. 30, 2015.

“This is an effort to make public transportation affordable to more county residents, as it could save a commuter who relies on Miami-Dade Transit up to $672 a year,” said Chairman Monestime. “I am pleased with the unanimous vote from my colleagues on the board.”

Effective July 1, 2016, eligible commuters will be able to purchase the discounted transit pass.  

Currently, anyone who earns less than 150% of the poverty level is eligible for a free transit pass.

To view the April 5 Commission meeting, visit: