Miami Civic - Services - Miami, Florida, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Human: Health and human services
    • Alliance for Aging: Information for seniors in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties; for a better, healthier life
    • Childrens Trust: funding programs; goal is to improve the lives of children and families; dial 211 for the Children’s Trust Helpline
    • HFSF: Health Foundation of South Florida; philanthropy giving grants and program support to advance the health of people in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties
    • Preparedness: Get Ready for Hurricane Season; planning and information for before, during, and after storms
    • Switchboard: Switchboard of Miami; Miami-Dade County telephone crisis counseling; suicide prevention; individual and family counseling services and prevention
    • Team Metro: facilitates Miami-Dade County services
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • FL P&L: Florida Power & Light; electric utilities
    • MPO: Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization; plan transportation facilities and services
    • SFRPC: South Florida Regional Planning Council; works for sustainability, connectivity, and responsibility for the region
    • Water: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
  • Transport: Miami offers a variety of transit options
    • Airports: Miami-Dade Aviation Department airports; Miami International Airport (MIA) (principal airport), Opa-locka Airport (OPF), Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB), Homestead General Aviation Airport (X51), and Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (TNT)
    • FLL Airport: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport; about 30 km north of downtown Miami in Broward County
    • Port: Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami-Dade; facilities for cargo shipping and cruise lines
    • SF RTA: South Florida Regional Transportation Authority; serving Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties
    • MD Transit: Miami-Dade County transit services; includes Metrobus, Metrorail (county-wide fixed-rail), Metromover (downtown-specific fixed rail), and Paratransit
    • Tri-Rail: commuter rail; South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
    • Metromover: downtown automated people-mover system; connects with Metrorail at Government Center and Brickell stations; 20 Metromover stations
    • Metrorail: elevated rapid transit system; runs through South Miami, Coral Gables, and downtown Miami; connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station
    • Commuter Svs: Florida Commuter Services; commuter assistance programs; and information
    • Amtrak: Passenger rail; Miami station is at 8303 NW 37th Ave
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Miami
    • SuperShuttle: door to door airport ground transportation
    • MPO: Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization; plan transportation facilities and services; transportation studies
    • FLDOT: Florida Department of Transportation
    • GO: Go Miami Dade Transportation information; shows links relevant to travel by air, land, sea, and accessible services
    • Car Free: Possible in Miami; with some walkability and some transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Miami
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
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