• www.Recovery.gov is up and running. Nuff said.
  • President Obama talks with the Washington Post, and discusses the upcoming transportation reauthorization bill, to be taken up by Congress later this year.

…I think there should be some way for us to — just think how can we rationalize the process to get the most bang for the buck, because the needs are massive and we can’t do everything, and if it’s estimated that just on infrastructure alone it would cost a couple trillion dollars to get our roads, bridges, sewer systems, et cetera, up to snuff, and we know we’re not going to have that money, then it would be nice if we said here are the 10 most important projects and let’s do those first, instead of maybe doing the 10 least important projects but the ones that have the most political pull.

  • Great analysis on the high speed rail stimulus funds from Matthew Yglesias and Politico reports on the last minute inclusion of $9 Billion worth of high speed rail into the Stimulus Package and what that means for Obama’s legacy.
  • In local news…The City Commission will take up the Marlins vote on Wednesday, March 4, but it may still be a no go with a 4/5 vote required to waive the no-bid  contract.
  • Save some Metrorail tokens as souvenirs because they won’t be here for much longer. MDT is prepping for the switch to automated fare collection - welcome to the 21st century, woo hoo!
  • Both City of Miami and Miami-Dade county are refining their  stimulus project wishlists. Interesting, more on these later…

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2 Responses to Wednesday News

  1. Juan Felipe says:

    In regards to the EASY Card implementation. I called the EASY Card service center (a 786 number on MDT’s website) and I asked when the system would be fully up and running and was told that the completion date is scheduled for early summer.

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  2. Juan Felipe says:

    I just finished reading the rest of the plans (A daily transit pass, free distribution of 500,000 EASY Cards) and have to admit I am VERY pleased at the sense of vision -and action- we are finally getting from MDT! Good work!

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