Remembering A 'Passionate' Miami Transit Advocate Who Died At 17

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Alejandra Agredo. (Courtesy of Kevin Amézaga)
Alejandra Agredo. (Courtesy of Kevin Amézaga)

In Miami, public transit activists are remembering a leading young voice to their cause who tragically ended her own life last week after stepping in front of a train.

Alejandra Agredo was only 17. Along with attending public meetings to advocate for mobility, she had recently started the Miami Riders Alliance, a nonprofit to bring bus, train and bicycle riders together for more reliable transportation.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the group's co-founder and acting president Kevin Amézaga (@kevinamezaga).

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This segment aired on December 6, 2019.


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