Javier Rodriguez working on ways for us to get around as director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Following longtime director Servando Parapar's retirement, native Miamian Javier Rodriguez this year became head of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority.
Formerly development director of the Florida Department of Transportation's District 6, Mr. Rodriguez, 39, began thinking about solutions to expressway congestion as a college senior at Florida International University.
He now has an opportunity to implement them in overseeing the decade-old authority, funded almost solely through tolls and responsible for operating and maintaining Gratigny Parkway and the Dolphin, Airport, Don Shula and Snapper Creek expressways.
Mr. Rodriguez detailed his plans for the authority's $36 million operating budget and $500 million capital program in a recent interview with Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky.
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