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LED lighting to reduce electricity costs at Transportation properties

Money will be reinvested in mobile-charging devices at Metrorail stations

MIAMI (August 25, 2016)

The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design, installation, maintenance and financing of energy efficient LED lighting at the Department’s properties.

The objective of the project is to provide energy improvements with LED lighting and control systems, with the aim to reduce the annual consumption of electricity by 50 to 70 percent. This savings will be reinvested to pay for upgrades and amenities, such as mobile-device charging stations at Metrorail stations.

This project fits with Miami-Dade County’s initiative to seek sustainable energy sources that support the community-wide sustainability plan known as GreenPrint.

“We are exploring different options that will help us find alternative-energy technologies for our facilities, help us reduce our energy consumption and be more eco-friendly towards our environment,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Projects like this one will enable Miami-Dade County to continue to be a leader in energy, fuel and water efficiency, while reducing operating costs. 

“This will allow us to greatly save on our electricity costs. With the money we save, we’ll be able to provide better amenities, such as charging stations for our transit riders. We want to find many different ways to make using transit more convenient,” said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW.

The project is expected to be completed two years after the contractor is given Notice to Proceed.

This is one of many improvements being made by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. To learn more about these improvements, visit the Department’s Transit website at . This site provides complete schedule information, station maps and more.

Transit information is also available via the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, or the Department’s mobile site. Transit users can also call 305-891-3131, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to speak with an agent.