Guide to Public Transit Day

So before we get into the goods:

What is Public Transit Day?

Hatched from 100 Great Ideas, a Miami-born collective problem-solving project, Public Transit Day is a day for elected officials and engaged locals to show that they’re passionate about our public transit system by ditching their cars and taking it to Miami’s Metrobus, Metrorail, and trolleys. Because if we want transit to be a top 3 priority for our elected officials, we should be walking our talk.

So on Dec. 9, social impact accelerator Radical Partners and innovator group Urban Impact Lab, along with partners, sponsors, and the support of Miami-Dade County are hosting a community day of action where locals and leaders pledge to get familiar with their transit routes.

Along the way, there’s going to be a whole day of pop-ups, happenings, happy hours, and outdoor performances to inspire you to get up and out on the town. Pro tip: Use Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app to track your routes (and access all the freebies).


Civic Center
What: Coffee and transit treats from Pollo Tropical and Au Bon Pain
When: 7 – 9 a.m.

Underline Lunch @ Brickell Station
What: Picnic with your elected leaders at one of Miami’s latest green ventures, The Underline, a 10-mile linear park below Miami’s Metrorail. (We’ll be there to help connect you to today’s happenings!)
When: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Here’s where the Transit Tracker comes in. Besides using it to actually map out your transit routes, consider this li’l’ thing as a pass to cash in on free goods at participating Public Transit Day locations:

Afternoon Delights

La Fresa Francesca
What: Grab a homemade lemonade or a complimentary latte at La Fresa Francesca’s Afternoon 3:05 Cafecito in the Hialeah Arts District
When: All Day

Happy Hours

Books & Books @ The Arsht Center
What: Free coffee
When: All Day

Mina’s Mediterranean
What: Free beer at Public Transit Day Happy Hour with Arremer Jack
When: 5 – 8 p.m.

Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House
What: Free Hatuey Beer
When: 5 – 8 p.m.

A + E District / ACME Lounge
What: Pitstop Happy Hour
When: 5 – 8 p.m.

Sweat Records x Churchill’s
What: Free cold brew
When: All Day


Wynwood Yard
What: Music and drinks at Wynwood’s beloved outdoor hotspot ft. transit-themed cocktails with a live performance from Chantil Dukart
When: 9 p.m.

Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival
What: Buskerfest is essentially taking 40-plus street performers and scattering them across downtown under Metromover stops for a busker takeover. All the performances by comedians, musicians, acrobats, and dancers will culminate in Buskextravaganza, a feature performance at Bayfront Park by the originators of Downtown Soul, Ketchy Shuby.
When: 4 – 7 p.m.


Join the hundreds of other Miamians pledging to ride public transit on Friday. Read more about Public Transit Day and take the pledge here.

By The New Tropic Creative Studio
The WhereBy.Us Creative Studio helps clients big and small engage locals, through campaigns that use creative marketing, storytelling, events, and activations to build community, conversation, and impact.