I am pleased to provide an update on the County SMART plan, passing on information presented at the 1/27/2017 District 8 meetings of the Mayors. I met with our County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava along with Mayor Joe Corradino of Pinecrest and Peggy Bell of Cutler Bay. Frank Guyamier from County Transit department presented updated documents on the County Smart Plan.
The above documents are the Travel Time Comparisons - one is morning commute to Government Center. Example lower left corner of the left page (Travel Time Comparison) - the commute from Florida City is presently 150 minute - by car - yes, more than 2 hours. It is 85 minutes via transit (present (bus) Transitway/transfer to metro rail) - reduced to 64 minutes overall under the SMART plan.
Could this plan reduce your comparable commute from Palmetto Bay/Cutler Bay by half? That is a significant commute time savings.
Running heavy rail at street level is not a new technology.
One example is the Dallas Texas Blue Line - (Photo below)
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I am proud to be part of working to improve our future. A potential for a huge savings in commute times 150 minutes reduced to 64 from Florida City to Government Center - getting cars off the roads - going green, saving time. Could our commutes from the Palmetto Bay/Cutler Bay areas be reduced by the same percentage - perhaps cutting our present commute times in half? Getting many cars out of the neighborhoods and saving time travel - time that can be then used for more time with your families - can this finally be coming soon to South Miami-Dade?
I look forward to continuing to participate in bringing real traffic solutions to South Miami-Dade County. It has been my pleasure to work with the South Dade coalition led through Unified effort through State Rep. Kionne L. McGhee, Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace, Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter, Cutler Bay Mayor Peggy Bell, Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn as well as (then) Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner, now through present mayor Joe Corradino - all working together to support County Mayor Carlos Gimenz and our County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.
Prior Post: Town Hall Meeting - Topic: South Dade Busway : The time is now. Come to Palmetto Bay Village Hall on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM to hear important updates on the future of livability of South Miami-Dade County. - to follow additional background on efforts to date.