Alice N. Bravo, P.E. was appointed Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) in February 2016. The department includes all functions of the previous Miami-Dade Transit, along with the County Engineer, Traffic Operations, Construction and Maintenance and Highway Planning, as well as the Passenger Transportation Regulation function. DTPW is responsible for Miami-Dade County’s entire surface transportation system, the planning, maintenance and operation of our roadways, transit system and taxicab and limousine services.
Prior to the reorganization of Transportation and Public Works functions, Ms. Bravo held the position of Miami-Dade Transit Director. Transit is the 15th largest public transit system in the United States, and the largest in Florida. Ms. Bravo oversees the planning and provision of all public transportation services in the County. She leads the effort of improving and expanding transportation in the community by working closely with the federal government, Florida Department of Transportation, Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization and Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, among others.
As Director, Ms. Bravo oversees accessible transportation services in Miami-Dade County. This includes the Metrobus fleet that runs approximately 28.9 million miles through most areas of Miami-Dade County; the electrically-powered, elevated, 25-mile rapid transit Metrorail system; the 4.4-mile elevated Metromover; and the paratransit service (Special Transportation Service) that meets the needs of the disabled.
Throughout her career, Ms. Bravo has been responsible for managing a number of diversified public-private partnership projects involving design, construction, finance, operation and maintenance, including the $1 billion PortMiami tunnel; the innovative I-95 Express Project; and the $550 million S.R. 826-S.R. 836 interchange reconstruction project. These projects have helped improve commuter mobility throughout Miami-Dade County.
In her most recent position as Deputy City Manager/Chief of Infrastructure at the City of Miami, Ms. Bravo oversaw six departments, including Capital Improvements and Transportation, Public Works, Planning and Zoning, Building, Real Estate Asset Management, and Information Technology. She first joined the city as Capital Improvements Director overseeing a $573 million capital improvement program and was responsible for implementing the city’s trolley circulator system.
Prior to joining the City of Miami, Ms. Bravo served as District Six Director of Transportation Systems Development with the Florida Department of Transportation. She was responsible for all production aspects of the District, including Planning, Public Transportation, Design and Right of Way, and Environmental Management. Ms. Bravo coordinated directly with the Secretary of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization and elected officials regarding policy, funding and legislative issues.
Ms. Bravo is a licensed Civil Engineer with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida International University.