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Old 07-28-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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Default public transport in miami

Hello,Im going to move to Miami in a few weeks and Id like to konw how the public transpot works because in the begining Im not going to have my own car...
Ive rent an appartment in south beach and Im going to work in The Jackson Memorial Hospital so...Is it possible to go fron Miami beach to the Hospital using public transport like bus or metro??
Thank you very much!!!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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Hey blanquita. Miami is not great for public transportation but it does exist...you can always try google map directions and select the bus icon to see the public transportation option...checkout route 113 route m swings by jackson and down to the beach...congrats on the job!
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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www.miamidade.gov/transit/

go there and you can type in your route and it will tell you what buses/trains to catch. you can call them as well.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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It is pretty terrible like most young cities. It is IMO the biggest problem this city has and the problem which leads to many other problems the city has. However it would not be too difficult for that route. I dont know much about the bus system in Miami. Have never used it once. But I am sure there is a bus from South Beach that goes either straight to Omni Center or Government Center. From Omni you would then get on the people mover which is a small monorail type system only used in downtown. You would take that to government center to the metrorail which would then be a very short ride from gov center to Jackson Hospital which does have its own station. If there is a but straight to gov center then just hop on the metrorail there. With waiting and bus with traffic etc.. Im going to guess 45min ride each way? If you time the bus perfectly maybe 30 at best.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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If you have an android phone, google maps + the bus icon like someone mentioned, is pretty handy and accurate most of the time.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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It is pretty terrible like most young cities. It is IMO the biggest problem this city has and the problem which leads to many other problems the city has. However it would not be too difficult for that route. I dont know much about the bus system in Miami. Have never used it once. But I am sure there is a bus from South Beach that goes either straight to Omni Center or Government Center. From Omni you would then get on the people mover which is a small monorail type system only used in downtown. You would take that to government center to the metrorail which would then be a very short ride from gov center to Jackson Hospital which does have its own station. If there is a but straight to gov center then just hop on the metrorail there. With waiting and bus with traffic etc.. Im going to guess 45min ride each way? If you time the bus perfectly maybe 30 at best.
FLYMIA how can you say it's pretty terrible if you've never ridden a bus in Miami? I have ridden many buses in Miami and the worst thing about them is that they have to deal with other traffic! They aren't full of bums and they don't smell like Urine either! I've been on worse transit systems than Miami's!

"blanquita" There are direct bus routes from South Beach to the Civic Center/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. Just use the "miamidade.gov" link "barbeque" provided above. It's very easy to use. Good luck!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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FLYMIA how can you say it's pretty terrible if you've never ridden a bus in Miami? I have ridden many buses in Miami and the worst thing about them is that they have to deal with other traffic! They aren't full of bums and they don't smell like Urine either! I've been on worse transit systems than Miami's!

"blanquita" There are direct bus routes from South Beach to the Civic Center/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. Just use the "miamidade.gov" link "barbeque" provided above. It's very easy to use. Good luck!
You're right they aren't full of bums. But the occassional one will enter the bus without paying, walk up and down the aisle saying some nonsense, exiting, and banging on the bus windows as it drives away.

Ok, that only happened once.

But there is usually at least one maniac on every bus. It's entertaining. At first I was embarrassed about cracking up and laughing at them because I seriously could not help it, but now I don't care. I figure the bus is full of maniacs anyway.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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FLYMIA how can you say it's pretty terrible if you've never ridden a bus in Miami? I have ridden many buses in Miami and the worst thing about them is that they have to deal with other traffic! They aren't full of bums and they don't smell like Urine either! I've been on worse transit systems than Miami's!

"blanquita" There are direct bus routes from South Beach to the Civic Center/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. Just use the "miamidade.gov" link "barbeque" provided above. It's very easy to use. Good luck!
I love Miami but public transit it TERRBILE. Of the 10 largest metros in the US IMO Miami has the worst public transit of them all. And of course Miami transit can not be compared to the majority of cities in Europe and many other cities around the world. The metrorail is not large enough. Who likes to ride buses with how slow they are. I do not mean they are dangerou or dirty I mean that you need a car in Miam unless you live in Downtown.
Boston, NYC, LA, Chicago, Atlanta, DC, Chicago, San Fran, Seattle all better transit.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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i have a friend he bikes from SoBe to JMH. Takes venetian causeway
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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i have a friend he bikes from SoBe to JMH. Takes venetian causeway
That's convenient. The staff at JMH can treat the wounds inflicted on him by Miami drivers.

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