Comments for Miami Today http://www.miamitodaynews.com The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:38:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on 5-year downtown ePrix deal in works by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/5-year-downtown-eprix-deal-works/#comment-8449 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:38:49 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26852#comment-8449 I’d be curious to see if anyone complains about the noise these race cars will make.

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Comment on Metromover fare is right track, but let voters engineer it by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/metromover-fare-right-track-let-voters-engineer/#comment-8448 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:34:54 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26810#comment-8448 *don’t make money (keyboard replacement)

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Comment on Metromover fare is right track, but let voters engineer it by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/metromover-fare-right-track-let-voters-engineer/#comment-8447 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:33:52 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26810#comment-8447 Charge a fare and kill the ride. The Metromover system does not replace the car… at all. Most of the system is within walking distance. That’s more than half of the ridership. And there’s the catch-22: without good ridership numbers the state and federal governments won’t contribute to the expansion of a system that isn’t being used enough.

For those of you thinking government needs to turn a profit on this you should know that transit systems make money, ever. That’s why the private sector stopped doing by the 1960s.

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Comment on Metromover fare is right track, but let voters engineer it by Adam Old http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/metromover-fare-right-track-let-voters-engineer/#comment-8445 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:06:17 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26810#comment-8445 One question to ask is whether charging a fare on MetroMover will actually pay for the infrastructure of fare collection once you factor in new station attendants and their pensions, new farecards/dispensers, and the inevitable drop in ridership that will come along with it. It is my impression that it did not make sense in 2002 and it probably will not today.

Homelessness and mental health are problems that need more complete approaches than to simply be swept off of the MetroMover and our sidewalks and under the rug.

MetroMover removes cars from the already-congested streets of Downtown Miami. Instead of wondering whether yet another (taxpayer subsidized) lane will finally solve Miami’s traffic problem, how about giving people the option to just not participate in it? Put the money and impact fees for road widening into transit. Then the argument about whether to raise fares, reduce routes, cut golden passport, or just do nothing becomes moot.

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Comment on Transit studies out, revenue hunt in by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/transit-studies-revenue-hunt/#comment-8443 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:51:41 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26848#comment-8443 Bovo wants 80%? He must be the funny one of the committee. The median household income here is $33k. Developers continue to push further west and build skyscrapers that are a quarter parking. Almost all of the highways are tolled pushing poorer drivers onto already crowded roads. With the tolls going to overflowing coffers (update: more money for roadside landscaping). Revenue from freight and tourism disappears the minute it steps on dry land here.

The needs of residents and the wants of lawmakers here are diametrically opposed.

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Comment on Istanbul air link on runway by george http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/istanbul-air-link-runway/#comment-8436 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:29:19 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26861#comment-8436 Amazed to read that Tochis air is the largest foreign carrier to Israel.

The nasty vitriol towards Israelis and Jews; the support that its “Fearless Leader” gives to terrorist groups -pheew give me El Al, British Air, Swiss and hopefully soon American from Miami to Tel Aviv.

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Comment on 826-836 interchange delayed by IvoSan http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/826-836-interchange-delayed/#comment-8435 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:38:15 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26855#comment-8435 maybe it was the cold front last friday morning …

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Comment on Metromover fare is right track, but let voters engineer it by metromoverlover http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/metromover-fare-right-track-let-voters-engineer/#comment-8434 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:58:16 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26810#comment-8434 Save money by stop giving free rides to seniors.

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Comment on Transit studies out, revenue hunt in by gregory http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/transit-studies-revenue-hunt/#comment-8433 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:50:45 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26848#comment-8433 First off help fund trirail’s expansion and tie in trirail with all aboard florida. Then fund rail to Downtown to Miami Beach and stop diverting funds and giving seniors freebies !

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Comment on Metromover fare is right track, but let voters engineer it by marc http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/02/25/metromover-fare-right-track-let-voters-engineer/#comment-8432 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:15:22 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=26810#comment-8432 Been using it recently on week days and it’s packed with students and tourists along with the normal dregs of society, nothing different than any other forms of mass transit in other cities

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