Comments on: Public-private transit projects planned http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/06/04/public-private-transit-projects-planned/ The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:44:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Miguel http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/06/04/public-private-transit-projects-planned/#comment-3893 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:31:53 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22539#comment-3893 Duped by the county – I reluctantly voted for the extra tax that has resulted in lies…where are all the rail lines the tax was supposed to fund? It was a sham and I guarantee you I will never vote for another tax increase again. Dupe me once, shame on you…dupe me twice, shame on me.

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By: Ted Berman http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/06/04/public-private-transit-projects-planned/#comment-3830 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:21:04 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22539#comment-3830 Perhaps CITT should look into a I195 Metro-Rail line. The corridor along 36st St. into I195 brings multiple private partnership opportunities. The line should end on the MBCC. Most of the r-o-w will be at grade. The line would serve Midtown, Design District, Upper Biscayne, Mount Sinai Hospital, close to Fontainebleau and end at the renovated BMCC. It will also make available the Tri-Rail connection and airport to those important centers.

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By: DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/06/04/public-private-transit-projects-planned/#comment-3814 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:39:23 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22539#comment-3814 Here’s an idea: pick up the phone, call Disney. Tell them if they chip in to build a Disney-style monorail (costs shared between the county/cities/state/Feds/and the Mouse) to connect the mainland with the beach they get to build a hotel at both ends of the route that includes a station on Watson Island where they can berth one of their cruise ships. Favorable tax incentives are a given.

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By: B http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/06/04/public-private-transit-projects-planned/#comment-3811 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:35:06 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22539#comment-3811 Not mentioned in the article is how much of the PTP money has gone in to ROAD CONSTRUCTION projects (see the 10-year report and 5-year plan online). That money alone could at least be used for bus shelters, bus bays, and new busses. Not to mention the $50M/year that is going in to useless “community shuttle” service that only runs every 1-2 hours… Bus lanes are pretty cheap too–they are just paint and signage, after all! There is plenty that we can do to improve mass transit without spending hundreds of millions on rail expansions, if we just had the leasership to prioritize the transportation tax money that we already have coming in.

Finally, the CITI should be taking a more activist role and DEMANDING that the County step up and cover maintenance and operating costs (instead of Port tunnels and signature expressway bridges and express lanes and MDX highway expansions) so the PTP money can be used for actual expansion–this is after all, what we voted for back in 2002. Run a recall election campaign on all commissioners and elected officials who are opposed to what the public voted for. Expose the waste in County expenditures that should be used for maintaining our infrastructure.

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