As a frequent user of public transportation in Miami-Dade, I’m pretty sure that the people who supervise public transit here never use it.
What sense does it make for bus drivers to end their shifts in the middle of a route? This results in untold delays since often the replacement drivers are not there and passengers are forced to sit and wait while the bus sits idle.
Wouldn’t it make sense for drivers to end their shifts either at the beginning or the end of a route?
Also, the 150 bus that connects from Miami Beach to the airport used to go directly into the airport.
Now it arrives at an underutilized bus terminal that is two miles from the airport. The elderly and disabled cannot use it and must use taxis or private vehicles.
Everyone complains about traffic, but little is done to improve it. If we force officials to use public transit, it will improve.
Joyce Zaritsky, Miami Beach
Gun violence response
We have a clear three-step response to incidents of gun violence in the United States:
1) Mourn the dead.
2) Do nothing else.
3) Wait for the next incident.
Mark Stevens, Miami Shores