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Old July 15th, 2016, 05:54 PM   #161
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You're forgetting that they are planning this loop as a first phase. Plan is to extend the line over the causeway to downtown Miami. And how are turning radii not important when it's specifically a loop configuration.
A loop that in this case only has two curves - at the ends of the loop. You are correct though, if it ever is extended into downtown that could cause issues with the turning radius.
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Old July 24th, 2016, 02:48 PM   #162
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Miami Beach commissioner wants city to rethink light rail choice

As plans for a light rail loop around South Beach speed through the approval process with unusual ease, there are concerns about the train’s compatibility with a future rail system connecting to the mainland[...]
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Old August 10th, 2016, 01:18 AM   #163
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Old August 28th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #164
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Funding at issue for SoBe light rail plan

The article by reporter Joey Flechas (“Residents have mixed feelings on SoBe light rail plan,” Aug. 21), omitted some perspective on federal funding that is important for citizens to understand[...]
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Old September 19th, 2016, 01:30 AM   #165
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Secure the funding now for overdue transportation improvements

In the past 12 months, the Miami-Dade County Commission has achieved consensus on the SMART plan — six new rail corridors that are absolutely vital to our economic survival[...]
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Old September 27th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #166
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Can buses that run like trains alleviate Miami-Dade’s transit woes?
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Old October 19th, 2016, 04:14 PM   #167
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Common sense, about damn time.

Metrorail and Metromover will run late on weekends
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A goal Miami’s Downtown Development Authority has been pursuing for more than a year – late-night service on Metrorail and Metromover – will finally be realized by the end of this month.
On Friday and Saturday nights, Metrorail and Metromover will run until 2 a.m., said Alice Bravo, director of the county’s Transportation & Public Works Department.
“We have many more restaurants and hotels downtown, a big hospitality sector, and the extended hours will help people working in the medical industry at the Civic Center,” Ms. Bravo told an Oct. 13 meeting of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust, the group charged with overseeing uses for the half-penny transit sales tax that voters approved in 2002.
The downtown authority backed the idea so that people going to the Arsht Center, dining late, going to clubs, or attending sports events that might run overtime could leave their cars at home and not worry about being stranded. Metromover currently stops running at midnight; Metrorail is shut down shortly thereafter.
http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2016/1...late-weekends/
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Old October 19th, 2016, 04:41 PM   #168
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County buys diesel buses as compressed natural gas sought

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Commissioners on Tuesday approved 10-3 buying 15 diesel buses for $8,139,630 grant money, but not before with a long debate on whether the county’s approach to replacing its aging fleet is short-sighted and it’s wiser to wait for a compressed natural gas contract to come through.

Audrey Edmonson asked why the transportation department is looking at diesel buses rather than compressed natural gas, given that the commission has long been discussing CNG as the best way to meet policy to reduce emissions.

Transportation and Public Works Director Alice Bravo said a percentage of the bus fleet is past its useful life as determined by the Federal Transit Administration, which is the primary reason to buy the 15 buses that the Internal Services Department placed on the commission agenda.

“We’re close to completing a CNG procurement but, even if we signed it and the buses were ordered, it would take a year to manufacture the first one,” she said. “We would receive the 300 buses over a three-year period.”

In a few days, Ms. Bravo said, a solicitation will go out for 33 electric buses and associated charging systems.

Internal Services Department Director Tara Smith said the CNG solicitation, which went out in May 2014, has been a thorough, deliberate process with many details. She said she expects the agreement to go in front of commissioners at their next meeting in November.

In the meantime, however, the department wants to improve reliability and help reduce maintenance costs, so it looked around to see if anyone had buses already made that could be in use sooner, rather than later, Ms. Bravo said.
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Old October 19th, 2016, 04:49 PM   #169
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Metrorail and Metromover will run late on weekends
what about Tri-Rail? Last northbound train leaves Metrorail transfer at 9:49pm on weekdays; 9:52pm on weekends.
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what about Tri-Rail? Last northbound train leaves Metrorail transfer at 9:49pm on weekdays; 9:52pm on weekends.
Not sure but they really need to extend those hours as well.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 02:55 AM   #171
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official and unofficial maps

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Old October 24th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #172
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Miami-Dade metro cars unveiled
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USA: The first two cars for Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrorail network were unveiled by Mayor Carlos A Gimenez at Hitachi Rail USA’s plant in the Medley district of northwest Miami on October 24.

The plant is to assemble 136 metro cars which Miami-Dade Transit ordered from AnsaldoBreda for $300m in November 2012, before the manufacturer was acquired by Hitachi

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Old October 28th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #173
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--Need a western line straight out of downtown, a southern extension of the orange line from the airport to the ocean, and a line to Miami Beach (with a stop at the cruise port/shipping terminal) and north to palm beach/West Palm.
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Old October 29th, 2016, 01:37 AM   #175
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"South Beach streetcar project cut in half because of cost"



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The county and the cities of Miami and Miami Beach should combine forces to get a line from a Metro Rail station to the convention center built in its entirety not this broken up strategy. I wish they'd at least have heavy rail reach 5th and Washington so that you'd not have to transfer till you were on the beach.
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"Miami Beach residents show opposition to light rail project"

http://miami.curbed.com/2016/11/17/1...ach-light-rail
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Old November 21st, 2016, 04:52 AM   #178
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update on MiamiCentral railway station for future "All Aboard Florida" service





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"Miami Beach debuts Mid-Beach trolley"

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Miami Beach Trolley waits for passengers near the Miami City Ballet in the Collins Park neighborhood, part of a new route for the city trolley system. CARL JUSTE [email protected]

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