How can Mayor Carlos Gimenez even suggest that buses are the way to solve the horrific traffic problem in this town? Since 1980, when a transportation committee began the research on Metrorail, it was known that people are not going to ride buses. There are many reasons, some silly and some making complete sense.
Rail to the south is now the priority. People have moved all the way to Florida City for economic reasons. The commute alone from Homestead to Dadeland South station can be an hour or more from door to train seat. How dare Gimenez suggest putting more vehicles on the road?
He thinks rail is 19th century. He should think again. Traffic is ruining the quality of life in Miami, not just during rush hour, but throughout the day. Saturdays are just as bad, with the only relief felt on Sundays. Summers bring some normalcy with schools closed, but that lasts not quite two full months before the nightmare begins again.
Has no one attempted to involve the school administration in the planning?
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Judith M. Briggs,