Better Public Transit
Access to Opportunity
Quality of Life
It's more than getting from A to B.
Transportation is the fabric that binds any city together. How we do it affects every aspect of our community.
Frequent and reliable transit can connect Miamians to their next job, lift entire communities out of poverty, and eliminate thousands of dollars in car expenses for families in our County.
Making our streets safer is the foundation of a healthy community. Streets designed for people can save lives, reduce our emissions, and improve our quality of life.
We can build a more equitable and prosperous community through better mobility. The store down the street, the university campus, the corporate headquarters – every business, institution, and neighborhood stands to gain from a Miami that moves safer, faster and happier.
Let's move Miami forward, together.
Born: New York, NY
Favorite mode of transportation: Walking and Biking
Grace is our Executive Director and is currently based in Coral Gables. As an urban designer and planner, Grace is passionate about the need to plan with environmental responsibility and social equity in mind, with a focus on connecting communities and people through engaging outreach and decision-making in design. She believes in sustainable and resilient city-building whereby the impacts on our urban city, our communities and its end users amplify the need for every design solution to look forward 30 years, and design for that reality today. As a city-walking enthusiast, Grace loves projects that explore creative ways in which to repurpose, reclaim or reimagine our city’s urban fabric in order to improve and promote better mobility, physical activity, health and well-being for all Miamians. Outside of work, Grace enjoys biking, gardening, silly family-time and animated discussions at her monthly book club meetings.
Born: Caracas, Venezuela
Favorite mode of transportation: Anything but a car
Marcia is our Programs Manager and is currently based in Miami Beach. She lived in New York City for 8 years before moving to Miami. Her journey into transit advocacy was accidental – after having lived without a car for so long, she refused to get a car when she moved to Miami, and volunteered with Transit Alliance for several years before joining the team full-time. Marcia has a background in management and content creation – her clients have included multinational corporations, small companies and some of the country's leading non-profit arts organizations. She has a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts.
Born: Panama City, Panama
Favorite mode of transportation: Electric Bike
Derrick is our Campaign Coordinator and was raised in the South-Dade neighborhood of West Perrine. Before joining the team, he was an HVAC technician and spent hours in traffic wondering why he wasted so much time going nowhere in a car by himself next to thousands of other people. Stressed and frustrated, Derrick attended his first County Commission meeting in 2019 and decided to focus his engagement on transit advocacy and the broader scope of inequities to uplift the quality of life of all people, starting from the bottom with the most marginalized. A fateful tweet led him to a meeting with the Transit Alliance team, and the rest is history.
Gloria Romero Roses
Principal at Nexus Living
Executive Director at Dade Heritage Trust
Founder of A Little Help Never Hurt