ISSUES: Comm Suarez – “New-ish” Miami-Dade Transit Plan

Miami-Dade County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is dusting off a 2002 plan in hopes of fixing the current traffic nightmare. Back then, lawmakers wanted a ½ sales tax to fund construction of 6 new light-rail lines. Voters approved the tax, but to this day, little track has been laid, and almost 15 years later drivers are still feeling the effects of this broken promise. With the implementation of this plan still years away, can residents trust it will be carried out?

Francis Suarez, City of Miami Commission, Dist. 4