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For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2013

Media Contact:
Irene Ferradaz

Miami-Dade Transit Wins Prestigious Award For Its Airportlink Project

(MIAMI, June 11, 2013) – Miami-Dade Transit’s AirportLink Project, the 2.4-mile Metrorail extension (Orange Line) that provides a fast, reliable connection to Miami International Airport and the newly constructed Miami International Airport (MIA) Metrorail station, has just won another industry award.

The AirportLink Project was recently awarded the 2013 Local and State Collaboration Award by the Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents (FACERS).

Only those construction projects that are held in high professional regard and have made significant contributions to their local departments and communities are chosen for this statewide honor. The AirportLink Project was selected due to the fact that it was completed on-time and on-budget, as well as its vital importance as an alternative method of transportation to and from the community’s central economic engine, the Miami International Airport.

The FACER award will be presented on Friday, June 28 in Tampa, Florida. The award presentation will be held in conjunction with the 2013 FAC Annual Conference and Educational Exposition.

The Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents (FACERS) is entrusted by professional obligation to monitor and offer opinions on related state and national legislation affecting transportation and public works, to contribute to the development and/or revision of statewide standard specifications and guideline documents, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, technical information and best practices; and to offer opinions on related local, state and national legislation to assure every community of the best possible engineering available.

For more information, about MDT’s AirportLink Project, visit


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