(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Taking transit to the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run is the most convenient and economical way to get to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
To avoid long lines at Metrorail fare gates, Miami-Dade Transit is encouraging all event goers to purchase an EASY Card or EASY Ticket and load it with monetary value or a pass prior to the day of the race. EASY Cards and EASY Tickets are available at ticket vending machines located at all Metrorail stations, at the Transit Service Center on the second level of the Government Center Metrorail station, at ticket vending machines at the Golden Glades Park & Ride lot and at the Miami International Airport Metrobus depot, and at more than 70 EASY Card sales outlets located throughout Miami-Dade County.
Through TeamFootWorks, MDT is offering a special 1-Day Pass loaded on an EASY Ticket. The 1-Day Pass, which regularly sells for $5, is being sold for only $2 to Corporate Run participants. The sale of the special 1-Day Pass is limited and available until noon on April 28. Those interested should call TeamFootWorks in advance at 305-666-RACE (7223) to verify availability of tickets.
Miami-Dade Transit will provide additional Metrorail and Metromover service during the Corporate Run.
Due to the race, several streets in downtown Miami and Brickell will be closed. As a result, several bus routes will be detoured.
- On Thursday, April 28, Metrorail will provide additional 15 minute service northbound and southbound from approximately 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The regular weekday service schedule will resume after 9:30 p.m.
- Additional Metromover service will be provided during the Corporate Run. Service will be adjusted to regular weekday service after the event.
- On the day of the race, from approximately 4:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., transit riders will need to take Metrorail to either the Culmer or Vizcaya Metrorail Station to board the following routes during the time that streets are closed:
- Routes 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 21, 51 Flagler MAX, 77, 93, 207, 208, 277, C (103), S (119) and 120 Beach MAX - Passengers will need to take Metrorail to the Culmer Station where a temporary bus stop area will be set up for these routes.
- Routes 8, 24, 48, and B (102) - Passengers will need to take Metrorail to the Vizcaya Station where a temporary bus stop area will be set up for these routes.
- Routes 95 Express and I-95 Dade-Broward Express (195) - Passengers will need to board at the following locations:
- Passengers who usually board at or near the Dade County Courthouse will need to walk to the north side of the Stephen P. Clark Center (SPCC) where the day care is located on NW 3rd Street, between NW 2nd and 1st avenues, to board the express buses.
- Route 95 Express buses that usually service the Brickell area will be detoured to the north side of the SPCC building where the day care is located.
- Passengers who usually board Route 95 Express buses in Brickell will need to walk to the Brickell Metrorail station, board Metrorail, and exit at the Government Center Station. Passengers will then need to head downstairs to board 95 Express buses at the temporary bus stop set up on the north side of the SPCC building where the day care is located.
Passengers should look for station signs to locate the temporary stop for each route. Passengers who pay for their Metrorail fare will not incur additional charges when boarding buses of the detoured routes. Transit staff also will be at hand to assist passengers, and station announcements will be made to direct passengers to the appropriate temporary bus stop area.
For more information, visit MDT's website at www.miamidade.gov/transit. Or call 305-891-3131, weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; TTY users can call 305-499-8971.