TRANSIT

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Golden Panther Express

The Golden Panther Express Shuttle provides an alternative to driving between FIU’s two main campuses: Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus. The pickup and drop off stop for Modesto A. Maidique Campus is in Lot 3, east of the Graham Center Building and next to the Gold Parking Garage. The pickup and drop off stop for Biscayne Bay Campus is located in front of AC1 Building.

Please note that a charge of $2.50 (one way trip) for the Golden Panther Express Shuttle is automatically deducted from your FIU One Card.

Money can be added to your card near the bus pick-up at the FIU One Card office located in the Gold Garage on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at PG1-1100 from 8:30am-6pm. Monday to Thursday, and Friday 8:30am to 5:00 and Biscayne Bay Campus Located at WUC-143 from 9:00am-5pm. Monday to Thursday, and Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm.

If you currently use the Golden Panther Express Shuttle at least two (2) times a week, to and from campus, you qualify for six (6) free taxi rides home per year with the ERH (Emergency Ride Home) Program offered to FIU members.  Click Here to learn more and to register.

Additional re-valuing stations available 24/7 are located at:

  • MMC: Graham Center (GC), Green Library (GL) – 2nd floor, Law Library, POD Breezeway
  • (University Towers)
  • BBC: Wolfe University Center – WUC, Hubert Library – Academic 1.
  • Engineering Center: Panther Pit – 2nd floor
  • Pines Center: Computer Lab – 1 st floor

GOLDEN PANTHER EXPRESS SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

CATS Shuttle

The CATS shuttle is a free service from the Modesto A. Maidique Campus to the Engineer Center. The service has two additional stops at Miami-Dade transit hub at 107ave and 17st and at 109th Tower Housing Facility in Sweetwater.

If you currently use the CATS Shuttle at least two (2) times a week, to and from campus, you qualify for six (6) free taxi rides home per year with the ERH (Emergency Ride Home) Program offered to FIU members. You must register HERE to receive this benefit.

CATS Shuttle Schedule

FREE NORTH MIAMI EXPRESS BUS @BBC

This free bus service picks up in front of the BBC Glenn Hubert Library every hour on weekdays. Please follow the link for bus route and pick up times. Click Here to view the North Miami Express Bus map.

Miami-Dade Transit

An Easy Card and parking permit for the Miami Dade transit system can be pre-ordered by visiting the Department of Parking and Transportation located at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PG 5 Market Station and at Biscayne Bay Campus, WUC 353 or by logging on to parking.fiu.edu and selecting “Purchase or Request Decals/Permits”.   If visiting any of our two locations, FIU students will need to show their current student ID to be able to purchase the Easy Card and parking permit.

DID YOU KNOW

  • Available as of the 14th of every month, you can avoid the lines by pre-ordering your Easy Card and parking permit.
  • By pre-ordering your Easy Card and parking permit, you can select which campus you would like to pick up your card.
  • You may purchase your Easy Card and parking permit with a credit card (online) or at the office (cash or credit card.)
  • Easy Card and parking permits will be available for pickup three business days before the end of each  month.
  • All bus pass and parking permit sales are FINAL.
  • Bus pass and parking permits are non-transferable and non-refundable.

HOW TO PRE-ORDER:

  1. Log on to fiu.edu
  2. Select “Purchase or Request Decals /Permits”
  3. Once payment is completed, pick up your pass at the Parking office on either campus
  4. Passes will be available for pick up on the 28th of each month

MDT COLLEGE PASS:

Monthly Metro passes are $56.25 and Metro Parking passes are an additional $11.25.

If you currently use Miami Dade Transit at least two (2) times a week, to and from campus, you qualify for six (6) free taxi rides home per year with the ERH (Emergency Ride Home) Program offered to FIU members. You must register HERE to receive this benefit.

  • Students may purchase your Easy Card and parking permit with a credit card (online) or at the office (cash or credit card.)
  • Department of Parking & Transportation – Modesto A. Maidique – PG5-Market Station
  • Department of Parking & Transportation – Biscayne Bay Campus – Wolfe University Center, Room 353

CLICK HERE for more information on Miami-Dade County Transit.

MDT ROUTES TO FIU MMC:

Route 8

Route 11

Route 24

MDT ROUTES TO FIU BBC:

Route 75

Route 135

MDT ROUTES TO FIU EC:

Route 11

Route 51

Want to find your route? CLICK HERE to use MDT’s Trip Planner to find your route.

Tri-Rail

Tri-Rail is the Tri-County commuter rail system. Tri-Rail has 18 stations along the eastern corridor operating from Mangonia Park in Palm Beach County to the Miami Airport in Miami-Dade.

The closest station to BBC is the Golden Glades Station. Click Here for more information on Golden Glades Station.

The closest station to BBC is the Hialeah Market/Miami Airport Station. Click Here for more information on Hialeah Market/Miami Airport Station.

If you currently use Tri-Rail at least two (2) times a week to and from campus you qualify for six (6) free taxi rides home per year with the ERH (Emergency Ride Home) Program offered to FIU members. You must register HERE  to receive this benefit. 

Students receive a 50% discount on monthly, roundtrip, and one-way tickets. CLICK HERE to view Tri-Rail’s discount policy.

Faculty & Staff receive a 25% discount on monthly or 12-trip tickets through the Employer Discount Program. CLICK HERE to enroll as an EDP member.

CLICK HERE to calculate your fare.

TRI-RAIL SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to view the train schedules

FREE SWEETWATER TROLLEY

University members are welcome to use the free Sweetwater Trolley from 8am to 7pm daily. The pickup and drop off stop for Modesto A. Maidique Campus is in Lot 3, east of the Graham Center Building and next to the Gold Parking Garage.

The trolley makes stops in the surrounding Sweetwater area including the FIU Engineering Center, International Mall, and Dolphin Mall.

SWEETWATER TROLLEY MAP