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For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2012

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U.S Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood to Highlight New Federal Transit Safety Authority and Present Miami-Dade Transit $10 Million Grant on July 25


Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff will visit Miami-Dade County to highlight the new federal transit safety authority granted under the transportation bill that President Barack Obama signed into law on July 6, 2012. 

Secretary LaHood also will present Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) with a $10 million transit grant as part of Federal Transit Administration’s State of Good Repair Program.

Secretary LaHood and Administrator Rogoff will be joined by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez; Chairman Joe A. Martinez and Members of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners; and Miami-Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort.

NOTE TO MEDIA:
After the press conference with Secretary LaHood and Administrator Rogoff, Miami-Dade Transit will provide media a sneak peak of the new MIA Metrorail station via a guided tour and a train ride from the award-winning structure.

Media also will have the opportunity to speak with various officials and be able to obtain b-roll of the new station before the grand opening ceremony on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

PARKING DIRECTIONS: Standard vehicles can park at the Rental Car Center (RCC), on the 4th Floor, Customer Service Level.  The RCC is located at 3900 NW 25 Street, adjacent to the MDT’s new MIA Station.  If your television station is planning on sending a live television truck, please call Greg Chin, Miami-Dade Aviation Department Communications Director, at 786-251-0588 to reserve a spot since space is limited.

 
Who:  U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Chairman Joe A. Martinez and Members of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Miami-Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort

What: Highlight of new federal transit safety authority and presentation of $10 million transit grant to Miami-Dade Transit

When: July 25, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

Where: New Miami International Airport Metrorail (MIA) station at 3800 NW 25 Street, Miami, FL


 

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