Parts shortages, poor cleaning, safety issues dog Metrorail
Written by Jesse Scheckner on June 25, 2019
Miami-Dade is replenishing its Metrorail fleet for the first time in over three decades, but dwindling supplies, poor cleaning arrangements, safety concerns and inadequate funding could counteract any boost the new vehicles generate, a new independent analysis says.
Infrastructure advisory firm IMG Rebel told the county’s Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) Friday that unless Miami-Dade revisits and improves “a variety of maintenance practices” and is given “flexibility to hire qualified maintenance and motivated cleaning personnel,” the short-term gains the system is seeing will remain just that.
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