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For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2014
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers
jrivers@miamidade.gov
305-245-4420

Commissioner Dennis C. Moss sponsors legalisation giving law enforcement increased access to the South Miami-Dade Busway


(MIAMI, FL) - The South Miami-Dade Busway is one of the most convenient ways to travel in South Dade. This dedicated lane offers rapid transit service from the Dadeland South Metrorail Station to S.W. 344 Street. The tree lined smooth surface has made the busway a popular place to not only catch the bus, but also walk, run and bike. When Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, Chairman of the Transit and Aviation Committee, received a letter from a constituent who was victim of a mugging on the dedicated bike path of the busway, he was understandably alarmed.

Until now, law enforcement and fire rescue could only traverse along the South Miami-Dade County Busway when they are in emergency mode.   Commissioner Moss recently sponsored a resolution authorizing law enforcement and fire rescue vehicles to operate on the busway even when not in emergency mode.   This resolution was passed by the Board of County Commissioners on May 6, 2014.

Police take home vehicles have proven to be a deterrent to crime in communities. “The increased presence of law enforcement is a proactive way to address crime along the transit corridor,” said Commissioner Moss.  “Allowing emergency service providers access to this resource, around the clock, will provide comfort and security to patrons with little or no interference with the Miami-Dade Transit operations.”