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For Immediate Release:
June 08, 2012

Media Contact:
Irene D. Ferradaz
ferri@miamidade.gov
786-469-5383



Using transit to attend a Marlins game this weekend?

Read below for information on Miami-Dade Transit’s shuttle service to the game as well as the Department’s rules for bringing pets aboard.


(MIAMI,June 7, 2012) -If you are planning to use transit to get to Marlins Park or you plan to bring your pet to the Marlins’ “Bark at the Park” event on Sunday, June 10, 2012, please read the information provided below:

On both Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, MDT will be making improvements to the rail track. There will be 2 types of shuttle buses at both Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre station and Culmer station: One bus will be clearly marked “Marlins Shuttle” and will take patrons directly to the ballpark. The other bus will be for those who wish to continue traveling along the Metrorail’s path. We advise all patrons to read the various signs that will be posted at both stations, as they will help direct them to their destination.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

  • Beginning at 5:30 pm, three (3) buses will provide shuttle service from the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre

     station to Marlins Park.

  • Beginning at 5:30 pm, three (3) buses will provide shuttle Service from Culmer station to Marlins Park.
  • Upon returning from the ball park, all six (6) buses will stop at Culmer station first, and then continue to

     Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre station.

  • Supervisors will be available at both stations and at the ball park to provide assistance to customers.

Sunday, June 10, 2012:

  • Beginning at 11:30 am, three (3) buses will provide shuttle service from Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre station to Marlins Park.
  • Beginning at 11:30 am, three (3) buses will provide shuttle service from Culmer station to Marlins Park.
  • Upon returning from the ball park, all six (6) buses will stop at Culmer station first, and then continue to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre station.
  • Supervisors will be available at both stations and at the ball park to provide assistance to transit customers.

If you are planning to bring your pet to the Marlins’ “Bark at the Park” event on Sunday, June 10:

All pets must be in a proper enclosed container; the only exceptions are guide or service animals accompanying customers with disabilities.

  • Service animals are allowed to board transit provided they do not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others or cause a significant disruption in the service (barks or growls at other passengers)
  • Service animals must remain at the owner’s feet or on the owner’s lap. A service animal cannot sit on a vehicle seat.
  • If the animal is a pet, it must travel in a carrier or container.  This carrier or container must not be so large that it blocks passengers from entering or exiting a bus or train.
  • The animal owner is responsible for any damage or soiling caused by the animal.
  • The animal must remain under owner’s control at all times and must not be aggressive towards people or other animals.

For more information about Miami-Dade Transit’s policy regarding animals on its vehicles, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/about_safety.asp or call 3-1-1.


 

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