Public Transit Day: A Game-Changer for Miami
December 12, 2016
Miami’s first-ever Public Transit Day took place this past Friday (December 9th, 2016) and engaged an overwhelmingly supportive community of passionate locals looking to support a strengthened public transportation infrastructure. The ground-breaking initiative aimed to encourage elected officials to ride transit and speak out in favor of emphasizing its importance for connectivity in our city, all echoed by those individuals who took the pledge and left their cars at home for the day.
As a first shot, Public Transit Day could not have been better for our city. Over 1,600 people shared their ride that day across social media using #PublicTransitDay, and the movement reached over 4 million people. Almost 40 elected leaders from Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach rode transit, including Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, City of Miami Commissioners Frank Carollo and Ken Russell and many others.
Powerful is an understatement when it comes to actually being able to shed light on the platforms that matter to locals and eventually inciting a change towards how our elected officials prioritize our voices. Because of the enormous community-wide support, Public Transit Day has been officially recognized and will now continue for years to come! Congratulations to all the active badasses at Radical Partners and the Urban Impact Lab and all those who helped make the inaugural Public Transit Day a success.