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Transportation and Public Works Overview
Miami-Dade Transit is the 15th largest public transit system in the USA, and the largest transit agency in the state of Florida. We strive daily to keep our Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover,and Paratransit services safe, reliable, and courteous. We are especially proud to be an accessible services, offering mobility to people with disabilities. After all, every customer is our number-one priority. Whether you're a resident or visitor, we hope this website offers all the information you need to travel safely and comfortably around our community.
Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works, one of the largest departments of Miami-Dade County government, is responsible for planning for and providing all public transit services in the county.
This integrated transportation system consists of four major components:
- The Metrobus fleet, connecting most areas of Miami-Dade County.
- Metrorail, an electrically-powered, elevated, rapid-transit system stretching 25 miles and providing service to Miami International Airport, South Miami, Coral Gables and downtown Miami; to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area and to Brownsville, Liberty City, Hialeah and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station.
- Metromover, a 4.4-mile elevated people mover that serves the downtown central business district of Miami, including Omni and Brickell.
- Special Transportation Service (STS), designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities unable to use regular transit services.
Currently, Miami-Dade Transit records over 353,000 daily (weekday) boardings on Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover and STS combined.
The Metrorail system is a 25-mile dual track, elevated rapid transit system that provides service to Miami International Airport (MIA) and runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables, and downtown Miami; to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area; and to Brownsville, Liberty City, Hialeah, and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station. The system currently uses 136 train cars.
The 23 accessible Metrorail stations are about one mile apart, providing easy access for bus riders, pedestrians, and passengers who are dropped off and picked up.
The Metrobus system provides service throughout Miami-Dade County 365 days a year. Service is available from Miami Beach and Key Biscayne to West Miami-Dade, as far north as Broward County and as far south as Homestead, Florida City and the Middle Keys. Designed to intersect with Metrorail and Metromover, MDT's bus system serves all major shopping, entertainment and cultural centers, as well as major hospitals and schools.
More than 95 Metrobus routes travel approximately 29 million miles per year using more than 800 buses.
Everybody rides free on Metromover. This 4.4-mile electrically-powered, fully automated people mover system connects with Metrorail at Government Center and Brickell stations and with Metrobus at various locations throughout downtown. Major destinations of the Metromover system include the American Airlines Arena, Bayside Market Place, Miami-Dade College and the Miami-Dade County School Board.
Special Transportation Services (STS) is MDT's complimentary paratransit service. Established in 1976 to meet the special transportation needs of disabled Miami-Dade County citizens, STS is available to anyone MDT deems eligible. Approximately 400 privately contracted sedans, vans and vans equipped with lifts provide door-to-door service for close to 33,000 eligible customers. Service is offered with no restrictions on trip purpose.
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