For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2012

Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz joins MDX to provide free SunPass vouchers to 1,000 commuters on Feb. 24


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade motorists may have a more pleasant morning commute thanks to Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz’s new initiative – “14 Days of Neighborly Love – Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness.” On Friday, February 24, 2012, motorists passing through the 97th Avenue toll plaza on SR 836/Dolphin Expressway will receive a free SunPass Mini and voucher to activate a new account with $15 worth of credits, courtesy of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX). The sticker tags and vouchers will be distributed to the first 1,000 motorists who pass through the plaza between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Commissioner Diaz will join MDX Chair Felix Lasarte and Executive Director Javier Rodriguez in handing out the vouchers.

The “14 Days of Neighborly Love” initiative, inspired in part by Valentine’s Day, involves businesses and organizations donating their time and services from February 14 to February 27 to residents as a way of showing love for their neighbors and community. Until February 27, residents can take advantage of several services and goods offered at a discount or for free, such as tax preparation, marriage counseling, car washes, and more. MDX is one of the many organizations that have reached out to Commissioner Diaz to take part in this initiative and spread some joy to Miami-Dade residents. 

For more information, visit or call the commissioner’s office at 305-599-1200.

Who: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz
MDX Chair Felix Lasarte
MDX Executive Director Javier Rodriguez, P.E.

What:Free SunPass Mini and voucher giveaway on SR 836– Part of "14 Days of Neighborly Love – Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness" initiative

When: February 24, 2012, 7:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Where:Eastbound and westbound 97th Avenue toll plaza on SR 836


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