Miami-Dade is one of the most dynamic, cosmopolitan counties in the nation. However, as a result of empty promises, poor planning and lack of leadership, it is also one of the most traffic-congested metropolitan areas in Florida and the country. Seventeen years have passed since the County started collecting the half-percent sales tax that voters approved in 2002, yet after collecting billions of dollars in revenues, South and West Dade families have yet to receive the transit solutions by way of rail extension as originally promised. County leaders must stop the games and double-speak and get serious about mass transit.
As your next County Commissioner I will fight to:
• Bring about the long-promised, but never delivered, state-of-the-art transportation systems like light rail to South and west Miami-Dade to improve resident mobility and alleviate much-needed traffic congestion.
• Encourage new, large and small businesses to locate their operations in southern and western Miami-Dade County, thereby, reversing the congestive traffic flows from the major business hubs currently located in the easternmost part of the county. This would eliminate the need of many residents from commuting long hours.
• Propose legislation calling for a county-wide moratorium on highway tolls administered by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) until such time as the Florida Legislature and the County Commission complete a thorough and independent audit of MDX’s daily operations, it’s expenditures, and future plans.