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Public transportation can be a challenge to navigate for those who are unfamiliar with the interconnected systems, but it can also be an essential mode of travel to the savvy, frugal-minded transit rider. In South Florida’s sprawling urban-suburban landscape, there are various levels of how a person can get from point-A to point-B and back, …

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Water Taxi on The Intracoastal Waterway runs scenic routes in Fort Lauderdale and an express route from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood. Discount opportunities are offered, including 20 percent off for Florida residents. Information about Water Taxi and purchasing tickets is at 954-467-6677 or online.  Water Taxi routes Some use the yellow vessels to travel from …

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Car enthusiasts, it’s almost time for the 2024 Miami International Auto Show! The annual show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive is happening August 30 through September 8, 2024. Presented by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, the event typically features more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and …

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Transportation is a big deal, and when it’s free, that’s even better! Driving and maintaining insured vehicles can be costly. Trying to navigate heavy traffic patterns can be frustrating. Finding a nearby parking space can be a time-consuming challenge like no other.  So, here’s an option that can aid in cutting down on the frustration …

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Have you ever driven to a Tri-Rail station only to find there were no open parking spots? That is the dread of many South Florida commuters. Finally, there is a new solution, and it’s free. Now, Tri-Rail gets you there “all the way.”  Whether you are commuting to work, going shopping, catching a flight, visiting …

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If you’re over the age of 65 and live in Doral, you probably appreciate not having to drive and navigate traffic or looking for a parking spot when you don’t have to. Well thanks to a new program, the City of Doral launched a free ride-share, on-demand option with Freebee and its fleet of electric …

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Yes, there really are free transportation options in and around Miami. Miami-Dade County’s public transportation may still need much improvement, but several options are free.  UPDATE: MetroConnect now provides free ride-share service around Miami-Dade County that easily connects you to Metrobus, Metrorail and takes you where you need around town. More details can be found here. …

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How to get around on Brightline Brightline’s trains leave almost hourly seven days a week and connect downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, plus travel to Orlando. The private rail puts an emphasis on a pleasant experience for patrons and offers a variety of incentives for first-time riders to try the train.  Add …

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Fix flat tires, adjust brakes and do other simple repairs on your bike at DIY repair stations at 7 parks in Weston. The fixit bike repair stations, which are free to access, include an air pump, select tools and a place to suspend the bike so the wheels spin freely. A QR label leads smart phone …

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There’s a new way to get around Boynton Beach, starting March 23, 2024. The service will be available on the following schedule: Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. All rides are available on-demand, and need to be booked via the Ride Circuit app …

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If you drive an electric vehicle, some EV stations for powering up are free to use.  The stations are at libraries, parks, and other venues. At some stations, access requires a designated app.  Stations that are free to use usually are slower versions, ideal for workers and others who are leaving their vehicles for a …

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