MiamiHerald / Palmetto Bay is planning a partnership with Florida International University and Miami Dade College to use its bus service, the I-Bus, to transport students to FIU’s Modesto Madique Campus and MDC’s Kendall Campus.

A punny nod to the ibises that visit the village’s parks and neighborhoods, the I-Bus was launched in 2006 to connect Miami-Dade Transit routes and “increase the amount of destinations on a fixed schedule,” according to the village’s website.

With funding help from a surtax from the People’s Transportation Plan and a municipal share of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust, the I-Bus became a reality.

“[The] initial goal was for an internal shuttle as well as serving the transportation goal of being a ‘first and last mile’ service between the busway (now known as the ‘transitway’) and internal Palmetto Bay,” Mayor Eugene Flinn wrote in an email.

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