Re the Dec. 28 article, Miami Beach may hire Spanish company to study possibility of new transit system: In order for the proposed light rail system to be truly successful, it needs to stretch from South Beach to Aventura Mall, two of Miami-Dade’s biggest travel destinations. It would alleviate the traffic along A1A, decrease the number of cars entering South Beach and offer tourists easy access to both Aventura and Bal Harbour malls and Haulover Park, which if redeveloped and made more accessible, has great potential.
Participation by Miami-Dade, Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach and Aventura would be required. Existing commercial real estate owners and developers would benefit, and should be required to financially participate in it.
The current proposal is too limited, offers no destinations and is nothing more than an intra-city bus line. My proposal would link two important destinations and offer myriad benefits to residents, visitors and business owners. This may appear to be a pipe dream for many in Miami-Dade, but in places like Spain, it’s a reality.
Fabio de Oliveira, Sunny Isles Beach