Cubic Transportation Systems announced that travelers now can take the Metrorail to and from the Miami International Airport (MIA), including paying their fares using the EASY Card smart card system.
Cubic extended the EASY Card system to MIA Metrorail Station under an approximately $1 million option in the original contract with MDT, including new fare gates and ticketing machines. Cubic’s Nextfare central system is the information and fare processing backbone of the system.
Miami-Dade Transit’s new Orange Line starts at the Miami Intermodal Center, the region’s new ground transportation hub that greets air travelers and gives them options to jump aboard MDT buses or the Metrorail, utilize the car rental facilities, or hail a cab. Future services will be available from Amtrak and regional SFRTA.
With the extension of EASY Card, Miami-Dade Transit riders can ease their way from parking to rail to bus services across the city, all with a single smart card. The card can be used to pay all transit fares, including transfers between bus and rail. The new EASY Card system is now operational across MDT’s 23 Metrorail stations and in nearly 900 buses.