There’s a new transit App to connect you with mass transit in Miami-Dade! It’s called Go Connect. It will let you book on-demand rides to transit hubs or nearby destinations.
It’s like the County’s own ride-sharing app, like Uber.
"Working with the private sector to enhance mass transit for the community is a win-win-win decision for commuters, local businesses and our development partners," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "I am thrilled that we are launching GO Connect, Miami-Dade County's first-ever on-demand public transit network. This project offers the County yet another much-needed transit solution, and it's a great example of how we are spearheading results-driven change for public transportation in a cost-effective way for our County."
Starting on October 28th Go Connect will launch in a limited area (Dadeland/South Miami) before it expands to Cutler Bay and West Kendall. And there’s a limited promotion– free rides for an introductory period. Rides will then be a flat rate of $2.25, the same cost as a one-way Metrobus or Metrorail ride.
The Go Connect App will also be available in Spanish and Creole. Visit @GoMiamiDade on all social media or goconnect.miamidade.gov for more information.
"We are proud to work with the innovative team at Miami-Dade Transit to introduce GO Connect, the first on-demand public transit network in Miami-Dade County," said Daniel Ramot, Via CEO and co-founder. "It's exciting to collaborate on a shared vision for the positive social, economic and environmental impact that digitally powered transit solutions can bring the community."
Through this partnership with Via, DTPW will be able to harness real-time data, rider feedback, and ride ratings to create a responsive service that meets the changing needs and travel patterns of Miami-Dade County residents and visitors.
Via's advanced algorithms will enable multiple riders to seamlessly and safely share the same vehicle, directing passengers to a nearby virtual bus stop within a short walking distance for pick up and drop off, allowing for quick and efficient shared trips without lengthy detours. Although trips may be shared, the maximum number of riders per vehicle has been limited in compliance with social distancing guidelines set forth by Miami-Dade County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Riders and drivers will also be required to wear a face covering while on board.