It's official, light rail on hold

Light Rail

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

It's official, light rail on hold:

public will vote on any future proposal

As reported last week, Mayor Philip Levine proposed delaying light rail in Miami Beach until Miami-Dade County prioritizes a connector between the mainland and the Beach and to give voters the ability to approve any future plan. The Commission made clear it was looking for a “binding” commitment and funding plan from the County before proceeding.
 
Commissioners expressed a desire to keep pressure on the County to ensure the baylink is a priority. To keep the City in the forefront of the County’s plans, the Commission directed staff to finish the environmental analysis underway and to further explore federal funding for any future rail plans even though the procurement process is stopping. Commissioner Ricky Arriola noted now that it appears the County may finally be moving forward, “We want to be first in line. We will still go first for voter approval but we have to keep ourselves in the game.”
 
 

City presses pause on light rail

Light Rail


Susan Askew
Susan Askew
will wait for indications on Baylink first                                      

Commissioner Grieco pulls support for light rail

Light Rail


Susan Askew
Susan Askew
"peeling back the layers I no longer buy it"      

Light rail: "who's asking for this?"

Light Rail


Susan Askew
Susan Askew
lively public meeting to discuss the city's plans

Light rail proposal scaled back

Light Rail


Susan Askew
Susan Askew
proposed route and costs cut                                                          

City Commission Preview: July


Susan Askew
Susan Askew
full agenda before august break