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Transit service extended during the 2016 Ultra Music Festival

Metrorail and Metromover trains will run until 2 a.m. on event nights

MIAMI (March 17, 2016)

The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will extend its Metrorail and Metromover service to accommodate the large crowds attending the 2016 Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The festival will take place from Friday, March 18, through Sunday, March 20, 2016.

During the festival, Metrorail and Metromover service will be extended until 2 a.m., and supervisors will be available at the Government Center Metrorail station to assist passengers as needed.

In addition, Metrorail Orange Line is now departing from the Miami International Airport Station every 15 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.

Park and pay faster at select Metrorail stations
To assist passengers get to the festival faster, extra personnel will be on hand selling $2.25 one-ride tickets, and $4.50 Metrorail Parking Permits, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Metrorail stations listed below during Ultra:
• Dadeland North
• University
• Palmetto
• Tri-Rail (one-ride tickets only)

Event goers are also encouraged to purchase and load an EASY Card or EASY Ticket prior to the event to avoid long lines at the ticket vending machines.

Both EASY Cards and EASY Tickets are available at ticket vending machines located at all Metrorail stations, at the Golden Glades Park & Ride lot, and at EASY Card sales outlets located throughout Miami-Dade County.

Metrorail and most Metrobus routes (except for express routes and circulators) charge $2.25 per trip. The cost to transfer from rail to bus, or from bus to rail, is $0.60 when using an EASY Card or EASY Ticket. Those paying cash on a bus must pay the full fare when transferring.

Transit users who will be taking multiple trips on Metrobus and Metrorail can get a better value when purchasing a 1-Day Pass for $5.65. This pass allows for unlimited travel on Metrobus and Metrorail until 2 a.m. the next morning.

Metromover is free for all everyone. Parking is available at most Metrorail stations at a cost of $4.50 per day.

To plan a trip on Metrorail or Metromover, or learn about Metrobus routes, the public can visit DTPW’s transit site. This site provides complete schedule information, station maps and more.

Transit information is also available via the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, or the Department’s mobile site. Transit users can also call 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., to speak with an agent.

Or follow DTPW on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.