Letters to the Editor

Miami needs Tri-Rail

As a born and raised Miamian, I will eagerly be watching as local governments continue considering approving a Tri-Rail station downtown.

One of the biggest complaints I hear about Miami, from both current residents and those who love but have since left our city, is the insufficient transit system.

It is inconceivable to many of us how a world city has grown, with so much development concentrated along the coast, without adequate transit options.

Over the coming days, our city leaders will be presented with a generational opportunity to address that issue and connect thousands of commuters to their jobs in the heart of our city.

This is a transformative project that will not just improve the quality of life of many of our city's residents and our neighbors to the north, but also strengthen downtown Miami's position as a regional economic center.

Piggy-backing off of All Aboard Florida, a private development, will allow our local government to offer this transit connectivity at a small fraction of what it would otherwise cost.

Oscar Guzman, Miami