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For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2012

Media Contact:
Karla Damian

Miami-Dade Transit safety tips during high winds

MIAMI, October 25, 2012) – While Miami-Dade County will not be directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy, strong winds are expected later today, and tomorrow, Friday, October 26th.

During this time, Miami-Dade Transit is encouraging patrons to keep in mind the following safety tips while waiting for a Metrorail or Metromover train:

  • Avoid standing at the edge of the platform. Stand at the center of platform.
  • For the safety of patrons, security officers or transit personnel may hold patrons on the lower level of a station if wind gusts are too strong. Patrons are asked to give security officers and transit personnel their full cooperation.

 Patrons are also encouraged to register to receive Rider Alerts to be kept abreast of the latest transit updates.

For more information, transit riders can call 305-891-3131, which is part of the County’s 3-1-1 Answer Center. Specialists, who respond to calls in English, Spanish and Creole, are available weekdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. TTY users can call 305-499-8971.

Transit users are also encouraged to visit Miami-Dade Transit’s home page for information, or to sign up for Rider Alerts.



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