Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our Money Down the Transit Black Hole. By Geniusofdespair

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?


dunno a thing said...

So who are we gonna blame?

Penelas has been out of office 6 years or so. They have got to stop pointing to him and his administration at some point.

Geniusofdespair said...

Most of the County Commissioners who pushed it with Penelas are still there... I don't point to him, I point to them.