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With Neighborland, the Department of Transportation and Public Works wants your input

MIAMI (December 21, 2016)

It’s a question not frequently proposed by a government agency, but one that merits asking. Therefore, the Department of Transportation and Public Work (DTPW) is asking you, riders and community members, “How can we improve Miami-Dade’s transportation network?”

By collaborating with Neighborland, an online platform used to engage people on the web, the Department aims to collect valuable input directly from its passengers. The initiative is part of a recent partnership with City Innovate Foundation, which will bring together world-class partners from the private and public sectors to reshape the landscape of public transportation across the County.

"Hearing directly from our passengers is a valuable resource," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A Gimenez. "We intend to take this feedback collected by City Innovate and Neighborland and put it to good use in order to better our system and encourage more of our residents and visitors to ride transit."

Together, all entities involved are seeking to hear from like-minded transit users who want to better the overall system. In essence, this collaboration is focused on how to create a more viable and attractive transit network, while at the same time seamlessly integrating the use of private operators like Uber and Lyft into the system.

Participation is easy: Simply log onto social media and use the hashtag #MyMDT on Twitter. Or submit your idea via the website by visiting https://neighborland.com/mdt.

The Department will be monitoring the hashtag and collecting feedback until March 25, 2017. At that point, the information will be closely inspected and analyzed to identify projects or ideas that have the potential to be implemented. The feedback will also be integrated into City Innovate’s Collider Playbook that will help inform how multi-modal transit is built in Miami-Dade County and other cities across the country.

“City Innovate Foundation’s Collider Methodology is a perfect vehicle to learn, test and collaborate with the private sector to develop the playbook of how to put Miami-Dade County at the forefront of transportation innovation,” said Carlos Cruz-Casas, Assistant Director for Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works.

Download the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app by visiting www.miamidade.gov/transit/transit-tracker-app and start planning for your next trip today. Also available from DTPW is the EASY Pay app – turn your smartphone into a mobile ticket and just scan to ride. Visit www.miamidade.gov/transit-easy-pay for more information. Don’t forget, riders can now also pay for parking via their mobile devices with the PayByPhone cashless app.

We’re with you every stop of the way.