(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- It has come to the attention of Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) that on Monday, August 15, and Tuesday, August 16, 2011 some transit employees who are bargaining unit members of the Transport Workers Union, Local 291, are planning an illegal work slowdown. The slowdown entails employees not coming in to work, which will result in a delay of Metrobus and Metrorail service. Since Metromover is an automated service, delays are not expected. All transit services will be operational. If the slowdown occurs, all customers will experience delays in Metrobus and Metrorail service. Since Special Transportation Service (STS) is a contracted service, MDT does not expect this service to be impacted.
This work slowdown, which is not endorsed by the TWU, could affect service on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Miami-Dade Transit is ready to implement a contingency plan to continue providing transit service in case the work slowdown occurs. As always, MDT will do its best to meet the needs of its customers. However, we ask that those who have pressing appointments to meet on those days make alternate transportation arrangements, if possible, in case of delays or service disruption.
Miami-Dade Transit will be communicating with the public via the County's website at www.miamidade.gov, MDT's website at www.miamidade.gov/transit, and the County's 3-1-1 Answer Center at 311 or (305) 891-3131, where agents can provide transit information in three languages.
In addition, riders alerts will be sent to subscribers and supervisors will be at major bus transfer points to provide service information. To subscribe to rider alerts, the public can register at www.miamidade.gov/transit/rider_alerts.asp.