Alice Bravo 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
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.
Her professional career began at a national engineering firm in 1991 as a transportation engineer working
on large scale projects such as the East-West Multimodal Corridor Study. She went on to serve as vice
president and regional manager of a top 50 ENR firm focusing on transportation and environmental
engineering for South Florida and Puerto Rico.
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