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For Immediate Release:
January 25, 2018
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Mia DeVane

Miami-Dade County Commissioners direct Mayor to examine transit needs in unincorporated areas

Commissioner Levine Cava says more local trolleys are needed to relieve traffic congestion

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade County Commission passed legislation on Tuesday directing the Mayor to examine the transit needs in unincorporated areas and proposed that circulator bus routes be implemented.

The resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and Commissioner Barbara Jordan, aims to address the problem of gridlocked roads by providing more sustainable transit options.

“Providing improved mass transit options is imperative to helping our residents get to work and to school on time,” said Commissioner Levine Cava. “Using more local trolleys can help relieve traffic congestion while providing a safe and efficient means of connecting to major transit hubs.”

“Trolleys and circulator buses have proven quite successful in many municipalities and I believe they can be an important part of the solution to traffic congestion and improving mobility for our residents and commuters in unincorporated areas,” Commissioner Jordan said.

The resolution requires a report from the Mayor within 90 days.