Kirk Nielsen reported in Poder that A controversy over Miami-Dade’s transit tax spending shows how far off track the people's transportation plan has fallen. He said:
Construction crews broke ground on May 1 for a 2.4- mile Metrorail link to Miami International Airport. Had county leaders chosen to spend that $1 billion differently, that link might have been finished three years ago rather than three years from now, a full decade after the people of Miami-Dade ratified the PTP. At that rate (2.4 miles per decade) the 90-mile Metrorail system that voters approved in 2002 will be completed in approximately 270 years.
Hmmm. I don't think I will be here for that dedication. Did you know the cost for the 2.4 miles is $526 million?