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    Where There Were Once Many Lines Planned, Just One Opens in Miami

    Yonah Freemark

    August 5th, 2012

    If anyone was paying attention to Miami, they might be especially skeptical of the tax’s value. There, voters passed a 1/2¢ sales tax increase in 2002 by a huge margin. They were promised an enormous expansion of rail transit service, with dozens of miles of new lines shooting out of the existing Metrorail system in virtually every direction. What they got in reality, however, was one project: The 2.4-mile, one-stop Orange Line extension to the Airport, which opened last weekend at a cost of $506 million. No other rail service is expected to be funded before 2035.

    READ MORE: http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2012/08/05/where-there-were-once-many-lines-planned-just-one-opens-in-miami/



    Miami-Dade MPO revives LRT proposal
    Written by Douglas John Bowen

    The MPO unanimously approved funds for a study Thursday, July 18, 2013, after Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez offered support for the idea as an alternative to growing traffic congestion between the two municipalities.

    READ MORE: http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/passenger/light-rail/miami-dade-mpo-revives-lrt-proposal.html

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