(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Despite the threat of a possible work slowdown on Monday morning, local residents experienced no delays in transit service as Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) continues providing regular service without disruptions.
"I'm glad that County Transit workers chose to report to work as usual today and that service was not interrupted. Nobody benefits from the sort of walkout that was planned - not our public servants, and certainly not the thousands of residents who rely on these vital transit services every day," said Miami-Dade County Carlos A. Gimenez.
Last week, MDT administration learned 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, were planning an illegal work slowdown. The proposed work slowdown is an illegal slowdown not endorsed by the TWU.
The department will continue monitoring the situation and will be providing service updates as needed. Miami-Dade Transit recognizes the importance of the service bus and train operators provide to local residents and visitors and thanks its employees for continuing to provide such a vital service.
Moreover, the department also wants to thank the public for its continued patronage and apologizes for any inconvenience the possible work slowdown may have caused its transit users.
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.