Sunday’s Miami Herald editorial regarding Mami’s transportation woes was naive, to say the least.
A recent Herald article relayed the transit authority’s “realization that local transit agencies cannot afford to expand the Metrorail service anytime soon.”
Express Metrorail supposedly started at the beginning of December, but who knew? Publicity for the service has been nonexistent.
The incremental changes described in the editorial (the only time drivers get the benefits of timed lights on South Dixie Highway is between midnight and 6 a.m.) are examples of our elected leaders’ lack of will and courage to create the bold and transformational infrastructure that will make Miami truly world class.
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Tracks exist for the western extension of Metrorail, and a much-less-costly rapid bus line can be built to Miami Beach.
Every new highrise and shopping center should be assessed greater fees for the additional traffic and congestion they will create.
The half-penny sales-tax funds that county residents approved for public transit need to be directed to their intended purpose.
No more empty talk, no more studies, no more “let them eat cake” behavior from our elected leaders.
It’s time to create world-class infrastructure and prove our claim to being a world-class city.