In light of the Better Bus network, Miami-Dade’s Department of Transportation and Public Works announced that all Metro rides (bus and rail) will be free until the end of this year.
That means that starting November 13 through December 31, commuters will save on the usual $2.25 per trip, so there’s no need to worry about carrying change.
This initiative is part of the Better Bus network, a plan designed to improve Metrobus and MetroConnect services. It aims to reach more people with an increase in service frequency as a way to connect riders more effectively to jobs, education, healthcare and quality of life, according to the county.
The number of frequent routes on the network will increase from five to nineteen, forming a network of frequent lines covering most of the county. Additionally, weekend service will increase to near the same levels as weekdays, for most local routes.
The first phase of the plan was deployed on July 24 and Phase II is set to launch November 13, with newly added connections to the MetroConnect (Formerly GO Connect) on-demand service.
For more information on the new system, changing routes and planning your trip, visit MiamiDade.gov/BetterBus.