MIAMI, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MDX today announced the release of an informational video about the services offered by the Authority's Road Rangers. The video, produced in collaboration with Miami Dade College's School of Entertainment and Design Technology, is intended to help educate the community about how to use the Road Ranger service when driving on an MDX expressways.
"MDX is committed to the safety of the motorists who use our expressways," said MDX Executive Director Javier Rodriguez, P.E. "We want our customers to feel safe and providing the MDX Road Rangers service at no additional cost to the motorist is just one way that MDX is accomplishing that."
In addition to assisting motorists, the MDX Road Rangers also help maintain flow of traffic on the five expressways the Authority manages – SR 112/Airport Expressway, SR 836/Dolphin Expressway, SR 874/Don Shula Expressway, SR 878/Snapper Creek Expressway and SR 924/Gratigny Expressway.
"The longer a motorist remains stranded, the more congestion builds up on the expressways," said Mario Diaz, Public Information Manager. "If the MDX Road Ranger can save five minutes by assisting a motorist, we are eliminating at least a half hour of traffic congestion for our drivers."
MDX Road Rangers circulate throughout all MDX expressways. While riding along these expressways, Road Rangers search for broken down vehicles and be dispatched to the scene to assist within 10-15 minutes or less. They also carry the tools to help motorists get back on the road as quickly as possible including cell phones, first aid kits, flare, flashlights, tire repair kits and booster cables.
Getting in touch with an MDX Road Ranger is quick and easy. Just dial *347 from your mobile phone. To view and share the MDX Road Ranger video, please visit the MDX YouTube Channel or http://mdxway.com.
MDX operates and maintains five user-supported expressways in Miami-Dade County – SR 112/Airport Expressway, SR 836/Dolphin Expressway, SR 874/Don Shula Expressway, SR 878/Snapper Creek Expressway, and SR 924/Gratigny Parkway. MDX expressways are funded by toll revenue, which is reinvested back into the community and funds the construction of projects that alleviate traffic congestion, create thousands of local jobs and provide new opportunities to small and local businesses. The agency also gives back a portion of its annual revenue to drivers through the MDX Cash Back Toll Dividend Program.