The Department of Transportation and Public Works announces a lowered fare for express routes within the County and extends weekend service
Two big changes are coming to Miami-Dade Transit. On September 22, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners approved the budget presented by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez that included reducing the fare for express Metrobus routes that operate within County lines (from $2.65 to $2.25) and to extend Metorail and Metromover Friday and Saturday evening service until 2 a.m.
“Making transportation more accessible and affordable for our residents and visitors is one of my top priorities,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “By lowering fares and extending services hours, we hope to encourage greater use of public transportation in our community.”
Intra-County routes 150, 338, 272, 288, 204, 34, and 95 Express Golden Glades will have a lower cost per trip. The 301 Dade-Monroe Express, 302 Card Sound Express, and four 95 Dade-Broward Express routes will remain at the current trip fare.
In addition to the fare reduction, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will extend Friday and Saturday evening Metrorail and Metromover service until 2 a.m. Now you can enjoy your nights out on the town without the rush of having to catch the midnight train.
“Our express Metrobus route fares will now match our Metrorail rates,” said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW. “Passengers will be saving nearly $1 every express bus round trip. I am elated we will be able to extend Metrorail and Metromover service to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays so we can give residents and tourists more flexibility to experience all of the new establishments in downtown Miami while having a safe way to ride home.”
The lower fare will begin collection on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The extended service will go into effect in the coming months.
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