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Miami-Dade County encourages residents to ride transit during the first-ever Public Transit Day

Friday, December 9 is the inaugural Public Transit Day where residents and visitors are urged to give transit a try!

MIAMI (December 07, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez and the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), in collaboration with Urban Impact Lab and Radical Partners, are hosting the first-ever Public Transit Day in the County.

Taking place on Friday, December 9, 2016, Public Transit Day is a community-wide day of action that will encourage elected leaders, community leaders, and engaged locals to use public transportation. Part of the social movement is for participants to take the pledge via http://www.publictransitday.com/ and demonstrate how they use public transit by using #PublicTransitDay on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Born out of a 100 Great Ideas initiative centered around all things public transportation, the aim of Public Transit Day is to educate locals on the many uses of public transportation in the County. But, most importantly, the goal is to engage with residents and visitors and increase locals’ commitment to the cause.

Who:
Carlos. A. Giménez -- Miami-Dade County Mayor
Esteban Bovo -- Miami-Dade County District 13 Commissioner
Daniella Levine Cava -- Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner
Alice N. Bravo, P.E. -- Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works
What:
Miami-Dade County kicks off the first-ever Public Transit Day.
When:
December 09, 2016 — 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where:
Palmetto Golf Course
9300 SW 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33157
Editor's Note:
The location of the press conference will be adjacent to the Miami-Dade Transit Park & Ride lot on the South-Dade Transitway. Following the conference, there will be a photo opportunity with the Mayor and other elected officials in attendance on-site aboard a specially-marked route 34 bus.