For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2013

Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and MDX provided 1,000 free SunPass Mini Transponders to motorist on SR 836 Part of “14 Days of Neighborly Love” Initiative

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

Yesterday morning 1,000 drivers traveling eastbound and westbound on SR 836 at the 97th Avenue toll plaza received a pleasant surprise, when they received a free SunPass Mini transponder from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) Executive Director Javier Rodriguez. Some 500 drivers were lucky enough to receive a voucher worth $10 dollars. The giveaway was all part of Commissioner Diaz’s initiative – “14 Days of Neighborly Love – Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness”.

“This giveaway with MDX really made some drivers’ morning. You could tell how happy they were to receive a gift that was unexpected and generous, and hopefully they will pass that kindness on to someone else,” said Commissioner Diaz. “I’m grateful to MDX for donating the SunPass Mini transponders and the 500 vouchers with the $10 dollar credit for the drivers.”

The “14 Days of Neighborly Love – Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness” initiative, motivated in part by Valentine’s Day, involved 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 were invited to take advantage of several services and goods offered at a discount or for free, such as blue bell ice cream giveaway, immigration and student counseling, karate classes, SunPass Mini transponders, and more.

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

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible.  For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-599-1200 at least five days in advance.


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