Miami-Dade’s Transportation Planning Organization may add a tunnel to Brickell to a long-range plan, according to Miami Today.
Last week, the TPO’s Transportation and Mobility Committee voted to recommend that the tunnel be added to the 2040 long-range transportation plan. It now goes to the full TPO board on September 14.
A study is needed for the county to apply for federal funding, and the board urged FDOT to conduct it.
Brickell and downtown generate $4.5 billion in sales tax revenue for the state alone, according to Miami commissioner Francis Suarez. Companies and real estate in downtown also likely generate huge sums of revenue for the state.
The downtown Miami land area is equal to about .005% of all of Florida, yet generates 5% of the state budget in sales tax revenue alone.