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Security measures heightened on transit after attack in Belgium

MIAMI (March 22, 2016)

In the wake of today’s attack of the Brussels transit system in Belgium, Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is currently operating in a heightened security stance.

The Department has directed security personnel to increase their vigilance and take proactive measures to locate and isolate suspicious packages. DTPW officials will continue to monitor the situation and maintain regular contact with the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), along with state and local agencies, to ensure passenger safety.

Passengers are reminded that it is important that ‘If you see something, say something.’ Transit passengers, and the general public, are asked to be on the alert for any suspicious activity on Transit vehicles and stations.
 
To report any suspicious activity, the public can call DTPW's Transit Watch Line at 305-375-2700, or police by calling 911.  For further information on the Transit Watch Program, the public can visit the Transit Watch page.

For general information about transit services, or to use the trip planner tool, riders can download the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, or visit MDT's mobile services. Passengers also can register to receive Rider Alerts by registering via the Miami-Dade County Rider Alerts. Likewise, transit information is available via Facebook and Twitter.