Miami-Dade Transit has been much more reliable the last couple of years, at least in terms of the fleet that is out there.
The reported revenue miles between system failures spiked 34.5 percent from 2017 to 2018 (2,348 miles vs. 3,158 miles). However, the system’s finances are a different story.
Between 2017 and 2018, ridership fell from 89.4 million passenger trips to 81.6 million. Revenue dropped 6.6 percent over the same time period from $113.2 million to $105.7 million. The result has been an increase in passenger costs. Between 2017 and 2018 those costs have gone up 10 percent from $6.16 in 2017 to $6.77 in 2018. In turn, Miami-Dade Transit’s deficit grew to $7.86 million, or 1.8 percent.
Service has been cut since 2017, including a 45-minute cut in service with Metrorial services, which now closes at midnight. As a whole, the county went from 51.24 million service miles in 2017 to 49.25 million service miles in 2018.
Fare rates remained flat at $2.25 per one-way ride on Metrorail and $3.50 on STS.
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