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Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins honored as 2023 transit trailblazer

Discover how Commissioner Eileen Higgins is propelling Miami's public transportation into the future with her remarkable leadership

In the heart of Miami-Dade County, a dedicated leader's unwavering commitment to enhancing public transportation has earned her the prestigious title of the 2023 Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member.

Commissioner Eileen Higgins is not just changing the game; she's redefining it, making Miami's transit system more accessible and innovative.

Riding the waves of recognition

Commissioner Eileen Higgins, hailing from District 5, is basking in the well-deserved spotlight. At the 2023 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in sunny Orlando, Florida, her exceptional contributions to Miami-Dade County's transportation landscape were celebrated in style.

Commissioner Higgins' dedication extends far beyond the boardroom. Her passion for public transit is a deeply ingrained part of her life. She frequently engages with the community, listening to commuters' concerns and ideas, fostering a strong connection that's not just symbolic but deeply rooted in the daily lives of Miami's residents.

Eileen Higgins posing with a shield

Commissioner Eileen Higgins: A champion for accessible transit

Commissioner Higgins is not just an icon; she's a driving force behind Miami's public transit evolution. Her vision has led to a surge of innovative projects aimed at making transportation more accessible for all residents. From better-paying job opportunities to improved access to education, Commissioner Higgins is ensuring that public transportation isn't just a convenience but a cornerstone of prosperity.

But it's not just about having great ideas; she actually brings them to fruition with her "transit for all," mindset. The Department of Transportation is set on revolutionizing the Miami-Dade public transportation system with leaders like Commissioner Eileen Higgins at their helm over the next 3 years. For example, the Better Bus SHIFTS into Gear plan is set to launch on November 13. Better Bus SHIFTS into Gear is an ambitious plan that involves expanding bus routes, introducing eco-friendly vehicles, and integrating cutting-edge technology to create a seamless and efficient transit system.

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