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Miami-Dade Transit ridership falls 80%

Apr 14, 2020

Miami-Dade Transit ridership has fallen 80% below normal due to business closure mandates, social distancing and other Covid-19 prevention measures, county Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Director Alice Bravo said.

That’s a loss of about 5.4 million monthly riders, with ridership now at 1.3 million, based on last year’s system-wide numbers.

“It’s holding steady at that level,” she told Miami Today.

TPW eliminated fares and reduced services across systems, first advising Special Transportation Service users to take only essential trips and limit use to one rider per vehicle. Metrobus cuts and elimination of highway express routes followed.

Metrorail and Metromover saw similar cuts, as TPW ran fewer vehicles and ended service at 10 p.m.

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