Miami app rewards commuters for adopting shared transit

In a bid to tackle its growing traffic problem, Miami-Dade County has announced an app that rewards commuters for multimodal transit use in its cities.

The county’s Department of Transportation and Public Works has partnered with Velocia, a mobility rewards platform, to encourage commuters to adopt a variety of transportation options to gain redeemable awards. These include public transit, car-sharing, bike- and scooter-sharing, carpooling and even walking.

The rewards are earned in the form of ‘Velos’ which can then be redeemed within the Velocia mobility ecosystem, providing users with immediate discounts on available transportation services.