Transit Miami reader/contributor Dave sent me an excellent price comparison he composed on the cost of transit:
Listed are the comparable monthly passes (basic all purpose pass for busses, trains and transfers) and what the single cash fare would be for one trip. The number of trips listed is how many trips you would have to make in a month for the pass to be worth while for simple round trips.

Miami monthly metropass: $75, single fare $1.50 (50 trips)
Boston monthly metropass: $59, single fare $2 (29.5 trips)
New York monthly metropass: $76, single fare $2 (38 trips)
Chicago monthly metropass: $75, single fare $2 (37.5 trips)
San Francisco (Muni&some Bart stations) metropass: $45, single fare $1.50 (30 trips)

Maybe its because Miami-Dade’s transit thinks we need to pay more than other cities for our monthly pass because we use the transit system so much more often than these other cities do (sarcasm)?


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6 Responses to MDT Transit Pass Conundrum

  1. Anonymous says:

    Damn! $75 to stand on a late bus with 50 smelly people breathing on your neck in traffic.LOL

    at lease they can update to smart cards or somethere. Didn’t change go out of style like in the 90′s?

  2. Fire the political hacks says:

    The truth is they don’t want people to use mass transit so that they can just steal the tax money. This is what happens when people who have no interest in mass transit are hired to run mass transit systems.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think it makes sense that we pay as much as other major cities. The reason being is that there is equal connectivity to the rest of the city (sarcasm intended). What’s going on with MDT now that their former head Roosevelt Bradley is gone? Have they really made some changes? Are they going forward with rail extensions. The longer they delay the longer it will take to get any future lines built.

  4. Anonymous says:

    No one has an interest in mass transit untill all the money is spent on politically connected consultants and experts.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Luckly as an employee of U of M I get $65 metropass cards to take the Metrorail to either the Medical Campus or Main Campus (Civic Center or University stations respectively). That comes without parking though which I don’t need since I live in Brickell. But the best part is that the cards are paid from our salary pre-tax. I remember calculating since I was in the 28% tax bracket that I was really only paying about $48.50 since the rest of the money would have ended going to the government on tax day anyway.

  6. Michael says:

    At least you all have a monthly pass which is less than the cost of 2 rides per day. Up here in DC, the only unlimited weekly pass for the trains doesn’t work on the buses and is the equivalent of 15 average rides on the train.

    M. Perkins
    Northern VA

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