Recently the Miami Herald wrote an article about the proposed new rail service that would run along the Dolphin Expressway to the western suburbs of Miami-Dade County. This $102 million dollar project would consist of using the existing cargo line that is already located along the Dolphin. The Miami-Dade commissioner, Esteban “Steve” Bovo, is responsible for heading the initiative, as he also leads the county’s transportation committee.
The plan is to create an 11-mile commuter line linking the Miami International Airport with new stations ending at Northwest 137th Avenue, of which the Tri-Rail would probably operate. With the goal being to appease, the area’s traffic issues and expanded tolling on the Dolphin and the Airport Expressway, Bovo’s plan has gained the approval of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The Commissioner has proposed creating a special taxing district that would run a mile outside of the proposed rail line. A portion of those new taxes, generated by higher property values and new construction, would fund the rail. However, there are some reservations from the community, as most feel that this plan could draw funds away from updating the county’s bus service, the police force, much-needed roadwork and other core services that the county desperately needs.
What do you think about the proposed new railroad? Do you think the funds should go to other pressing county issues? Hochman & Goldin, P.A.’s professional Miami Traffic Lawyers and Miami Expungement Lawyers would like to know your thoughts. If you have any traffic or other legal issues, contact them at 305-665-1000 to learn what they can do for you.