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Thank You for Riding Transit!
If you’re one of the many people that take Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover, we at Miami-Dade Transit want to say “Thank You!” for riding. We’re highlighting our appreciation with a series of messages posted in our vehicles and rail stations spreading the message that when you ride transit, everybody wins – starting with you.
Every time you ride transit, you improve your health!
Taking transit means you do more walking and cycling. That reduces your risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, as well as your chances of having osteoporosis or suffering from depression.
A report published by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute and the American Public Transportation Association states that the U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends that adults average at least 22 daily minutes of moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, to stay fit and healthy. According to the report, although less than half of American adults achieve this target, you, as a transit rider, are probably exercising the recommended amount while walking to and from transit stations and stops.
The report also indicates that inadequate physical activity contributes to numerous health problems, causing an estimated 200,000 annual deaths in the U.S., and significantly increasing medical costs. Among physically able adults, average annual medical expenditures are 32% lower for those who achieve physical activity targets ($1,019 a year) than for those who are sedentary ($1,349 a year).Back to Top
Every time you ride transit, you save money!
Transit riders in Miami, according to APTA’s January Transit Savings Report, can save an average of approximately $8,700 a year (about $725 per month).
The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the January 19, 2016 average national gas price ($1.88 per gallon- reported by AAA), and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.
You save even more when you sign up for our Corporate Discount program. This program allows participants to save on commuting costs through group discounts and pre-tax savings by paying for their monthly public transportation fare through a tax deduction from their employer. Ask your employer’s human resources representative about it.Back to Top
Every time you ride transit, you reduce traffic congestion.
Public transportation carries more people and keeps more cars off the roads. In fact, one transit vehicle can mean 60 less cars on the road.Back to Top
Every time you ride transit, you help the environment!
You and your fellow transit users nationwide save the U.S. the equivalent of 4.3 billion gallons of gasoline annually and 11 millions gallons of gas per day. That’s a huge reduction of our carbon footprint – 37 million metric tons less of carbon dioxide per year, in fact.Back to Top
Plan your trip with our app
Planning your trip is easier than ever with the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, or at our mobile site. Or call one of our agents at 305-891-3131, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Mon Feb 8, 2016 11:29:15 AM
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