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Transit Summit This Week

As advocates of transit and alternative transportation within the Miami region, we have a duty to our future region to stay vigilant and continue to push for greater funding for alternative transportation methods and improving our current roadways and infrastructure. Secondly, we must make sure that we act responsibly and respond when public meetings are held. This Wednesday night is the County’s 2nd Annual Transit Forum. This is our chance to speak directly to our elected leaders. I urge everyone to write your county and local commissioners and attend this important meeting wearing your organization or interest in alternative transportation. If you belong to a bicycle organization wear your t-shirt, if you are an avid competition cyclist wear your cycling shirt, etc. We must show unity in numbers. The City’s of Miami, Miami Beach, and Pincrest have all passed bicycling measures recently. Now we need to demand the connections and upgrades of all future roadways for cyclists, pedestrians and transit.

Specifically regarding transit and rail infrastructure I ask you to write your State Senators and Representatives to support the December special legislative session on transit and demand a dedicated funding source for statewide transit projects. Florida is competing with outher states for federal dollars that we all pay in taxes. Let’s bring that money back to Florida! I would like to thank Senator Atwater for sponsoring this legislation currently being proposed as a $2 fee on all rental cars in Florida to be used as matching funds for federal stimulus projects and to fund Tri Rail and Sun Rail commuter rail services in Florida.

I hope to see everyone next Wednesday at the County Commission Chambers after work 5:30pm wearing your sport, organization or cause. Together we can make positive changes for the Miami region.

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  1. Prem says:

    I have no shirts or official affiliations, but I’m looking forward to attending and letting the county know it should take public transportation and bicycling seriously.

  2. On behalf of the Florida Public Transit Association ( we are compiling a list of active Public Transit Advocacy Organizations in Florida. If anyone has such a list or want to be part of the one I am compiling, please email

  3. Rog in Miami Gardens says:

    Once again, they’re holding this event at times when many are in-transit from work or are still at work, but I’ll be calling in.

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