Miami-Dade Updates Transit App, Offers Free Transit Passes To Commuters
"Give transit a try!"
That’s the message Miami-Dade County is sending commuters with an upgrade to its Transit Tracker smartphone app. The updated app features real-time bus and Metrorail tracking, and has a new support tab. It also includes schedules for most trolleys in the county and uses geolocators to provide lists of the closest bus and Metrorail stations.
"We looked across the world to see the functionality, of how to get users to the point where they’re getting the information they need as quickly as possible," said Alice Bravo, director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Transit and Public Works.
"The way it was configured before, you really couldn’t get that data in a useful manner," said Bravo.
The county is encouraging use of the Transit Tracker app -- and public transportation -- by providing free transit passes in August and September. The passes are good for seven days and can be earned through competitions and by sharing information about the app on social media.
The updated app is available now. To learn more about the free passes, go to www.miamidade.gov/transit/.