Miami-Dade Transit Unveils Florida’s First Air Conditioned Bus Shelter in Hialeah
Miami-Dade Transit unveiled Florida’s first air-conditioned bus shelter because of, well, Dubai. At the unveiling ceremony yesterday Mayor Gimenez quipped “When Alice [Bravo, head of MDT] told me there were air-conditioned bus shelters in Dubai, I said we need those in Miami-Dade County,” an anecdote that he probably thinks is super cute but a lot of people could easily mock.
Located at the Hialeah Metrorail Station, because it’s the transit stop frequented by the most old people, (measured by free ‘Golden Passport’ usage) again according to Gimenez, there will be at “at least thirty of these” placed around Miami-Dade County. That means lots of people could get the relief, and comfort, of not having to sit out and wait for the bus in the insanely sweltering Miami heat. “The more people are comfortable, the more they will use mass transit” says Mayor Gimenez.