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Collin Worth

Great idea, I wholeheartedly support it.

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Posted Nov 29, 2012
Nelson S Martinez
Nelson S Martinez
Jun 16, 2017

I am all for it, but when you put this to a vote, the people here are too spoiled with their cars and their air conditioning. They rather drive around in the gas guslers and pay through the nose for gas and insurance. I am a high transit user. Heck, I would vote for a one cent increase.

Posted by Nelson S Martinez on Jun 16, 2017
Ivan
Ivan
Aug 14, 2017

How is sitting in traffic at least two hours / day being spoiled? there is just a lack of better options. politicians have not put the half penny tax to good use. infrastructure is in precarious conditions

Posted by Ivan on Aug 14, 2017
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Dan

"Miami-Dade can’t afford to build more rail lines and should invest millions in transit dollars creating modernized express bus systems running north and south, Mayor Carlos Gimenez said.

“I look at this as part of my job: Be realistic, bring us down to earth,” Gimenez told members of a county transportation board. “I know there’s going to be push back. I know there’s going to be a lot of people who have different ideas about what we should do. But we’ve been looking at this for some time. And these numbers are real.”

www.miamiherald.com/news/local...

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We can’t afford to build new rail lines, Miami-Dade mayor says

Miami-Dade mayor proposes modernized express bus routes instead of rail heading north and south, sparking a debate on transit’s future.

www.miamiherald.com/news/local...

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Posted Aug 14, 2017
Micco Mann
Micco Mann
Aug 14, 2017

We can't afford NOT to extend MetroRail. The broken promise has been delayed long enough. BRT is not the answer for Miami-Dade county. In fact, BayLink bit.ly/rrcFP6 needs to be implemented first since it would connect MIA and the downtown MetroRail/MetroMover stations, making it easy for tourists (who fund the main economic engine here) and locals to get around without the use of a car on roads already too jammed to hold them.

Posted by Micco Mann on Aug 14, 2017
Eric Allred Henriquez
Eric Allred Henriquez
Aug 14, 2017

Gimenez' view on this topic is outrageous, especially hypocritical given his reelection campaign just recently promised MetroRail expansion! Agree with BayLink and MetroRail extensions, too many studies & wasting too much time --- implement already!

Posted by Eric Allred Henriquez on Aug 14, 2017
Ivan
Ivan
Aug 14, 2017

It's simple: Any mayor candidate who offers to fix transit will be popular. executing is a different matter. I propose removing the half penny for transportation altogether. al while we're at it, take away thither half penny for "affordable housing" both corruption swamps.

Posted by Ivan on Aug 14, 2017
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Rich

We've already voted yes to this in 2002 with the promise to have Metrorail reach all the way west to FIU. More that 15 years later, the county still have not kept its side of the deal!

We do not trust the county, besides no one want to raise taxes!

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Posted Jan 3, 2017
Micco Mann
Micco Mann
Jan 3, 2017

It should have happened way back in the day but the county commission back then usurped the power of the independent trust that was set up to oversee the spending of the monies. That mayor and commissioners who voted to do so should be held responsible for breaching the citizens' trust but this isn't a perfect world so we have to move on and work with what we have now. But part of the reason nothing happened was a half cent wasn't big enough. Critics at that time suggested a penny at best. The truth is if you want mass transit, you will have to vote for an increase in taxing. If that should happen, hopefully the new ordinance will have safeguards even the politicians can't break. And hopefully it WON'T mean more buses, especially ones that ride the same roads we do and are called bus rapid transit. We need more MetroRail-- as the county visionaries first built above grade and knew was the only answer for our particular kinds of traffic problems.

Posted by Micco Mann on Jan 3, 2017
Eric Allred Henriquez
Eric Allred Henriquez
Aug 14, 2017

I'm conflictged on adding new taxes. The tax has been charged for 15 years and should be used for its stated purpose of MetroRail expansion. OK, add another half-cent tax? Make it come from gasoline or toll-roads I'd agree if we can a binding use for this tax, so that we don't get lied to again, no more wasting time & money on useless studies over and over again. The extra tax MUST be used only for MetroRail expansion & Baylink without any wiggle room.

Posted by Eric Allred Henriquez on Aug 14, 2017
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John

Put light rail on north corridor

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Posted Apr 14, 2017
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