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‘I’ve Got To Walk Six Miles.’ County Resuming Transit After Stranding Riders Sunday

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Douglas Hanks
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Miami Herald
Aramis Gallardo waiting for his bus. The county suspended all transit services Sunday as a safety measure against protests in the city.

Aramis Gallardo waited so long for a bus Sunday morning in downtown Miami that he asked a police officer if something had gone wrong. That’s when he got the bad news: Miami-Dade suspended all transit service Saturday night after city protests led to burned squad cars and ransacked stores.

Already late for his construction job on the Miami River, Gallardo couldn’t believe the county left him stranded.

“I’ve got to walk six miles,” said Gallardo, 37, shortly before beginning a walk that would take him three miles before he arrived at work very late, with another three miles awaiting him on the walk home. “The working people need the bus.”

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.