In the last post I mentioned that I would “present the newest way Mayor Gimenez and the Miami-Dade Transit Department are helping you deal with the heat” so without further ado:
ONE AIR CONDITIONED BUS STOP AT HIALEAH METRORAIL STATION
The bus stop was installed in August of 2016 and was released as a test that would be expanded to other areas of the county. But alas here we are, almost two years later, with only one air conditioned bus stop and 5,983* without shelter.
Recently I was traveling through Hialeah and I happened upon this bus stop while waiting for a bus. The area where the bus stop is located is surrounded by beautiful trees that provide shade, shielding most riders from the rays of the sun. Inside the bus stop I found two older men wearing sweaters while they waited for their bus. A few feet away from this shelter were other benches with shelters and benches under trees. With so many bus stops in Miami lacking shelter, shade, benches, or any sort of respite from the elements one would hope their chosen location for a project would help address some of these issues but instead, as usual, they chose a place of convenience.
As to not upset the natural order of all things Miami-Dade Transit the bus I was waiting for was late, and I waited over an hour for it to arrive. Once again my bus tracker lied.