Miami Comissioner Says MetroRail To Florida City Should Be Top Priority

Some Miami leaders want the county to place a priority on extending Metrorail south from Dadeland to Florida City, above all other possible rail construction.

At a recent Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Panel, Dade commission chairman Esteban Bovo and Miami commissioner Francis Suarez both agreed that the Florida City extension should be the top priority of six possible SMART rail expansion routes proposed in Dade, according to Miami Today.

The Dadeland-Florida City route runs through the least densely populated areas of all six proposed routes, giving it the lowest chance of success. Bovo and Suarez argue however, that the right-of-way is already in place allowing for a faster start to construction.

Dade transportation chief Alice Bravo also noted at the panel that tracks were already in place for the northeast corridor to Aventura (to be used by All Aboard Florida).