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It's a pain to go every morning to my school. The traffic is crazy, and we need options! But they have to be safer. More metros! More bikes!

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I have an internship this summer and it's hell! Every morning I have to be in my car for 40-50 minutes, Iam trying to make the best of this opportunity but there are many obstacles in the way. With more options such has metros, bicycles and buses. By doing this and providing a motivational program, that makes us wanting to use the various options that they might provide someday. This could provide a positive effect to everyone, Miami Dade and the citizens alike.

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Hi Eduardo Cusido 

Congratulations on your internship! My name is Wilda, and I’m one of the community facilitators here. I’m sure the excitement of the job has waned a bit since it started. What area/roads and times are you traveling?

You mentioned metros, bikes and buses. Have you tried any of these? If so, what was your experience? Have you tried carpooling with other interns or employees of the job? Do others share the same sentiments about the traffic you do?

Dont forget to upload a picture of yourself so I can reference you as the conversation continues. :)

Wilda

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Hello! thank you for commeting! and I'm so sorry for taking so long to answer. I travel every morning from the south west side of the city to the downtown/brickell area around 8:30 in the morning. I live to far from the metro and none of my friends go near the same place so I cannot carpool. Everyone feels the same way about it.

I'll put a picture right now! :D

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Eduardo, it sounds like a very real problem to have especially since coworkers all face similar dilemmas. Does traffic feel different now that school is out? Getting to work faster or just about the same?

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I would like to say that it has gotten better, but I get out of my house at 8:30 in the morning, which is when everyone is going to work. The change was minimal but it was felt, at least for me. Thank you for commenting!!

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When I worked for a car rental company some years back, my manager lived in Kendall. He would leave the house about 20 minutes before he needed to. Those few minutes made all the difference. Have you tried experimenting by leaving about 15-20 min earlier to see if that does any good?

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Hello, sorry for answering so late. I tried that and to be honest it actually worked. I made it 4 minutes earlier, but I have to say that I got lucky because there weren't any accidents in the road. If there was an accident I would have been 5 to 15 minutes late. Cheers!