Miami-Dade Transit Authority Filming Regulations
FEDERAL TRANSIT REGULATIONS FOR FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHING ON ALL TRANSIT PROPERTY.
New Regulations by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) require that all Filming, Photographing and basecamp requests are required to be presented to the FTA for approval prior to obtaining Transit approval. THIS PROCESS CAN TAKE UP TO 30 DAYS BEFORE TRANSIT CAN APPROVE ANY REQUESTS. Additionally Miami-Dade Transit is now required to administer a $100.00 Transit fee for filming on all Transit property. This includes buses, trains, parking garages, parking lots and the plaza on the east side of Government Center. There is a two-step process: 1. Letter of Intent (FTA) 2. Film Permit & Access Letter (Miami-Dade County)
The new process requires a written LETTER OF INTENT on production company letterhead which must include the following information:
• Detailed description of scene
• All equipment
• Total number of people on set
• Approximate economic impact brought to Miami-Dade County
• Agree that production will not interfere with transit operations
• Agree to Transit Authority Filming Regulations http://www.filmiami.org/transit_regulations.asp
• Agree that all costs will be reimbursed to Department of Transportation and Public Works (Train cost, labor costs, DTPW security costs, electric costs, etc.) – all costs are paid prior to film date
• Insurance will be provided to DTPW
• Agree to additional $100 fee to film on the transit system – all costs are paid prior to film date
Once the FTA approves the request, an ACCESS LETTER FROM MIAMI-DADE TRANS and FILM PERMIT FROM MIAMI-DADE OFFICE OF FILM & ENTERTAINMENT must be obtained from production.
1. Production must apply for Film/Photo permit through Miami-Dade County Office of Film & Entertainment at http://www.filmiami.org/permits.asp
2. Projects approved on a case by case basis. Special conditions apply to each individual request. Pre-production or walk through meeting may be required. Projects must specify which station (MetroBus, MetroRail or MetroMover) to be used for filming or photo. http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/
3. Production must hire and pre-pay for security officer(s). The amount of officers is determined by the scope of the project and crew count. FEES APPLY.
4. Production must have general liability insurance http://filmiami.org/insurance_information.asp
5. Permit fee is $100
6. No filming during rush hour or lunch hour.
The preferred days for filming on the Metrorail are Saturdays and Sundays. The preferred MetroRail Station for filming on a stationary train is the Palmetto Station. The preferred MetroMover station for filming is the Museum Station.