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Miami-Dade County is selected to participate in the second cohort of T4America's Smart Cities Collaborative

MIAMI (April 06, 2018)

Transportation for America (T4America) announced this week that Miami-Dade County was one of 22 communities selected to participate in the second cohort of their Smart Cities Collaborative program. In its second year, the Collaborative will again bring cities together to collaborate on the challenges related to implementing smart mobility policies and projects, and help the County's Department of Transportation and Public Works explore how emerging technologies and new mobility options can improve urban transportation in Miami-Dade County.

"The pace of innovation is accelerating and new mobility options are already having a tangible impact on public transportation systems across the country," said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. "We are eager to work together with other participating cities, not only to bring innovation and new technologies to our community, but also to ensure that we are directing them toward solving our most pressing transportation challenges in order to become a more efficient, safe, and livable community.”

Throughout the year, Miami-Dade County will participate in a variety of interactive workshops, both with the other cities and with industry-leading transportation experts. The Collaborative will hold its first meeting in Denver on April 16-17.

Miami-Dade County was selected from a group of 50 cities that applied to be a part of the Collaborative this year. The inaugural cohort of cities, including Miami-Dade County, tackled challenges related to automated vehicles, shared mobility and how to use data to manage complex transportation networks.

The full list of 22 communities participating in the Collaborative in 2018 are listed on the T4America’s Smart Cities Collaborative website.

Miami-Dade County has available several apps to help transit riders plan a trip through the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker, purchase a mobile ticket on the EASY Pay app, and even pay for parking via their mobile devices with the PayByPhone cashless app.

Transportation for America is an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions — because these are the investments that hold the key to our future economic prosperity. Learn more at T4America is a program of Smart Growth America.