Miami-Dade Transit Suspends All Transit Fares and Offers Free Parking at Metrorail Stations as a Direct Response to COVID-19

Author  Luis Espinoza

MIAMI —The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is implementing new measures to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures are being implemented for the safety of transit riders and employees in order to lessen the need for non-essential interactions.

Effective Sunday, March 22, the following adjustments will be implemented until further notice:

  • All transit fares will be suspended.
  • Auto reloads for monthly pass customers will be suspended.
  • Parking fees at Metrorail stations will be suspended.
  • Metrobus customers will be required to board through the vehicle’s rear entrance. Accommodations for riders in need of the wheelchair accessible ramp will continue to be made.

The department continues to urge the community to use public transit for essential trips only and for riders to practice social distancing while using transit.

Miami-Dade Transit provides an essential service for many who need access to food, jobs, and care. As a result of the declining ridership experienced locally and nationwide, DTPW implemented service adjustments on Friday, March 20. For more details on transit service, visit the service updates webpage.

The department will continue to monitor the situation closely and may implement additional adjustments as deemed necessary. DTPW’s objective is to continue to provide transit services to those who need it most.

DTPW 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.

Riders and employees are advised to follow the guidelines, recommendations and actions being taken by Miami-Dade County in response to COVID-19. For additional information about transit services during this time visit Miami-Dade County’s COVID-19 service update website or call 3-1-1.

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