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Miami-Dade Transit to test new Metromover vehicle


Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) soon will begin testing the first of 12 new Metromover vehicles on its downtown people-mover system. Delivered late last month, the car will be put into service in June after a month-long test.

The remaining 11 vehicles are slated to enter service at a rate of about three per month through September. The cars will replace MDT’s original people movers, which have been operating since the system opened in 1986.  

The new cars feature a sturdier build, state-of-the-art air conditioning system and a self-diagnostic system to troubleshoot mechanical probems. MDT’s people mover currently serves 28,000 people each weekday.