Metrorail Station Could Be Renamed Under Marketing Deal

A proposed naming rights deal would see a Metrorail station renamed for decades to come.

The station currently known as Civic Center would become UHealth Jackson Station.

UHealth would pay $120,000 per year for the naming rights, with increases of 2% per year. They would also be required to cover the costs of updated wayfinding throughout the Metrorail system.

The deal could run for 40 years, with an initial term of 20 years plus two 10-year options if mutually agreed.

Miami-Dade commissioners are voting on the deal at a meeting today.

 

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Anonymous
21 days ago

And that cost gets passed off to patients?

Anonymous
21 days ago

And the money disappears!!!

Anan
20 days ago

Government

anonymous
21 days ago

only a good deal if the money is earmarked for maintenance / improvements to metrorail IN WRITING

Anon
21 days ago

UM sucks, private, greedy school that charges 100k in tuition and caters to wealthy out of towners. That’s why FIU is better because it’s investing in our local community, not on vanity projects catered to Jersey rats

Anon
21 days ago

Only people downvoting my post are trust fund babies from Jersey who can afford to waste 100k/semester for a useless degree

Trust Fund Jersey Girl
20 days ago

New Jersey lives rent free in this mans head

go canes
20 days ago

sounds like u couldn’t get in lol. “100k in tuition a semester”… its not even close to 100k a year. someone doesn’t understand the difference between cost of attendance and tuition

Anon
20 days ago

For that much money you can go to an ivy but people only go to UM to sniff illegal snow ❄️ and get hungover.

Fun Guy
20 days ago

Good point… that sounds like a good time.

Huh
20 days ago

You sound triggered.

Anonymous
20 days ago

As a local kid who went to public school in SoFL and graduated from UM you’re not wrong. Most people who live in Miami don’t even know what UM is actually like. It just caters to rich foreigners and Jersey kids. The only local kids are Columbus/Belen pricks who couldn’t get into a T14

Anonymous
20 days ago

Haha until recently, half of FIU couldn’t read their diploma unless it was read to them in Spanish.

Anonymous
20 days ago

FIU can’t even build a bridge.

John Duns Scotus
19 days ago

Rather amazing that the “why I went to FIU” guy, didn’t comprehend the article above about the $120,000 per year with 2% annual increases, and are investing in the wayfinding signs as in investment in the community.

FIU, U of M, MDC, and all of the educational institutions in MIami are doing a great job and very involved in the community.

I love that they are investing in people, and in community projects like the MetroRail, Underline and many other community initiatives.

KVW
21 days ago

Free money for the county from a private institution. Win-win. Who cares how UM wastes its money, if you wanna be outraged, look at how much tuition gets spent on sports equipment used by less than 50 players a year.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Gosh it’s going from a name everyone can understand to private name, so weird.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Careful, remember what happened with FTX Arena.

Anon
20 days ago

privatised station names is soooo ghetto

Anonymous
20 days ago

Well I guess it would help avoid confusion between “Civic Center” and “Government Center.” It should have been renamed “Health District” years ago.

Anonymous
20 days ago

From someone who is not one of the people on this site who act as if just blindly hating everything Miami will make their tiny peckers grow an inch in size, doubling it:

This might be actually be a good idea, seeing as how the hospitals are what the clear majority of people using the station are there for. There’s lots of patients who aren’t up to speed yet, and for them “Civic Center” means utterly nothing and doesn’t help their confusion as to where they’re supposed to actually go.

Though I think “Health District” would have been smarter.

What is utterly ridiculous though is how often the trains have been delayed recently. There is zero excuse for trains being 20 mins late on a weekday rush hour.

Analyst
20 days ago

2% per year raise is below current inflation. Why not making the contract coupled to inflation(We won’t see 2% or below for a long time)

Anon
19 days ago

When I saw the headline my first guess was Civic Center. It’s not even a Civic Center! Win win.