Miami-Dade Transit puts additional buses into service to move more passengers and maintain social distancing
Beginning this week, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is adding additional buses to high-demand routes in order to better facilitate social distancing for passengers.
Monday, June 29 alternative vehicles will be operating the following routes 34, 39, 57, 150, and 95 Express Golden Glades, and on Wednesday, July 1, route 135.
This allows the department to better facilitate social distancing for all Miami-Dade Transit passengers. By adding these alternative vehicles, the department is able to free up larger Metrobus vehicles and in turn place them on high-demand routes.
These service changes will remain in effect until the declared emergency on the State of Florida is lifted or the directives regarding social distancing per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) change to allow for full restoration of vehicle capacity.
On May 15, DTPW announced its plans for Phase I of the New Normal plan, which included increasing frequencies for Metrorail and Metromover, and supporting a high-frequency network of Metrobus routes. Transit fares and parking fees remain suspended at this time and rear-door boarding remains in effect for buses.
Face coverings while riding Miami-Dade Transit remain a requirement. Violators are subject to removal from the system. Additionally, DTPW will continue its current high level of disinfecting transit vehicles and facilities.
The department will continue to follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Miami-Dade County to ensure the actions being taken are comprehensive and appropriate.
Customers and employees are advised to follow the guidelines, recommendations, and actions being taken by Miami-Dade County in response to COVID-19. Visit miamdiade.gov/newnormal for the most recent reopening information.