The Problem With Transit in Miami

The Problem with transportation in Miami-Dade County lies with years of inaction and mismanagement. This is our diagnosis of what the problem with transportation is in Miami-Dade. Our solution is in the creation of the Miami-Dade Transportation Authority.

  1. The Problem with Transportation Planning in Miami-Dade
    • Disconnected modes that should work together
    • Lack of accountability and transparency in planning
      • MDX plans and expand without transparent public input
      • MDT cannot expand without bankrupting County govt; mired in politics
      •  MDX exacerbates traffic and safety problems without accountability to users: Tollation without representation
    • Lack of options
      • MDX trying to expand without other options.
      • No real expansion of transit beyond MIC/Earlington Heights
  • Bloated county government
    • MDT is the second largest county department with limited efficiency
  • Solution: Unify transportation agencies: Miami-Dade transportation Authority – MDTA
    • Agency with a mandate to balance transportation options
    • Reform PTP and ½ tax
    • Share toll revenue, ROW to ensure transit expansion`
    • Expand transit to places that warrant higher service
    • Stop highway expansion – we do not need more highways
    • Ensure roads are designed for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users AND cars
    • Reach realistic goals over the next 50 years
    • Provide 21 century outreach and access to data
  • Three step plan:
    • Establish MDTA
    • Reform MPO
    • Adopt new PTP & Budget

2 thoughts on “The Problem With Transit in Miami”

  1. You have clearly identified the problem with transportation in this town. We need a unified transit authority working with a broader long term view. More highways do not provide a sustainable solution. It’s short term gain for long term pain. Bravo MoveMiamiDade!

  2. Time for QE3. Markets, from equities, to real esttae, to commodities, are going poof.Inflation is deader than bin Laden. You cannot have inflation with declining unit labor costs and declining commercial rents. That’s 60-70 percent of business costs right there.Bernanke needs to get aggressive.

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