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Resorts World Talks To Miami-Dade Mayor About Investing In Baylink

Resorts World Talks To Miami-Dade Mayor About Investing In Baylink

Could Resorts World Miami help pay for Baylink?

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Genting CEO Lim Kok Thay discussed a possible investment by the company in Baylink at an event last week, Gimenez told the Herald.

The meeting took place on a Genting-owned cruise ship docked off Hong Kong. Two receptions were held by Genting on the cruise ships for visiting Miami-Dade officials.

Gimenez also visited mainland China to see the “virtual” trackless train, but came away unimpressed. Another visiting commissioner who rode it said it is essentially a bus that looks like a train.

Gimenez did say that he was now more interested in Monorail, which is much cheaper to build and operate than heavy rail.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Carlos Gimenez needs to retire already.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes he does! We need someone with more forward thinking. If Genting is willing to pay for public transportation – Let them! They are probably well aware that by connecting other areas to their Casino will generate lots of cash for them. The Las Vegas casinos have a Metro that connects them on the strip. I took it when I was there and loved it. The same could be done with Downtown, Midtown, and South Beach. Make it happen!

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Vegas to Miami comparison doesn’t really jibe, but having rode the Vegas “metromover” 4 times in the last 10 years or so…. I’ll give you that it is super clean. BECAUSE NO ONE RIDES IT! Otherwise…no bueno.

The ridership can not justify the cost of that thing. To get from Aria to the convention center in an uber is $12…door to door.
In that “metromover” its $4, and 40 minutes walking up 4 flights of stairs, down 4 flights of stairs and 400 yards to the station and from the station.
If you value your time at minimum wage…maybe its loveable. For anyone who values their time at $50 per hour or more, it is horrible.

Hopefully the thinking for the Resorts world property is to attract $50per hour and up people and not the minimum wage people.

People without disposable income should not be gambling. And people with less than a couple years salary in the bank should not be gambling often. (IF they know what’s good for them)

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Gimenez also visited mainland China to see the “virtual” trackless train, but came away unimpressed ”

He was also unimpressed there was no arroz frito chino con plantano maduros.

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL. No Canton Village restaurants in China Mr. Gimenez.

Oscar
Oscar

I wonder what mode of transit Mayor Gimenez will be “interested” in next month…

marc
marc

Hover boards are next.

Anonymous
Anonymous

scantily-clad ones.

Anonymous
Anonymous

He will try to convince everyone to trade in their cars for horse carriages

Anonymous
Anonymous

Anything but metrorail apparently. The guy is a joke mayor. Cant wait till he terms out.

Anonymous
Anonymous

He is Going to meet with Aladdin to get prices on flying carpets.

marc
marc

They’re upping their greasing game.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“The meeting took place on a Genting-owned cruise ship docked off Hong Kong. Two receptions were held by Genting on the cruise ships for visiting Miami-Dade officials.”

Wow, this is big leagues.

Miami1
Miami1

If it gets Baylink and Resorts World built then bring it on!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Our Gov’t is not serious about transit, baylink, anything other than car transit.

They will use anything to stall any meaningful progress.

Genting is not going to pay for rail transit between Miami and Miami Beach.

This is the responsibility of the Gov’t, who has collected taxes for the past 10 years. They do not have the will to build transit, or bike lanes or any other alternative means of transportation.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Gimenez also visited mainland China to see the “virtual” trackless train, but came away unimpressed.”

So Gimenez, spent taxpayers money to travel all the way to China to experience riding on a Bus, with the facade of a train, and was unimpressed because it felt like what it is, “a BUS.”

Man, I need Mayor Gimenez’s job.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I would gladly sign off on Gimenez an Bravo (or whatever) going to Switzerland…flying in to Zurich, and taking the train around town.
The trains run on time…..every time.
Hopefully they would be so shamed…they would fix this system.

Anonymous
Anonymous

the problem is that since neither one uses public transit they wont be able to distinguish a well run system (like Zurich’s) from a poorly run and maintained system (i.e. ours). When was the last time you saw Alice Bravo using transit that didnt involve a photo opp for a news article? All they do is pose with traffic but not actually use it, and by extension not care about it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You are soooooooo correct.. None of these so called “leaders “EVER set foot on public transportation and my guess is don’t even drive themselves thru miamis mish mash of poorly synchronized lights and random one way streets… These folks are so disconnected it’s tragic

Anonymous
Anonymous

That’s the truth. Talk about easy fixes and low hanging fruit.
1. Coordinate the traffic signals.
2. Get traffic cops in the busy intersections during rush hour. (They could even be high school students from the law enforcement magnet school). To many people block the box and really muck things up.

Anonymous
Anonymous

All this talk, yak yak yak… metromover could’ve been running from downtown Miami into Miami Beach and all they way up to SunnyIsles Beach by now.

Anonymous
Anonymous

At thirty miles an hour in two or three car trains… Sorry, but expanding Metromover is the least favorable option after buses, especially if it continues to be free. Upgrading the system to a proper AGT with longer and more cars could work.

Anonymous
Anonymous

How do you know whats favorable or not if the Metromover goes from downtown to Miami and Sunny Isles Beach?

Build the system and then see what shortcomings it will have. People need to stop it with the “guessing game.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

wonder how much he’s pocketing.

Gene
Gene

Would the MetroMover be so costly to extend both north and south? Seems like a no-brained to me and it could be done relatively fast as well.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Costly with viaduct construction and inefficient with speed and capacity. Why not do it property with MetroRAIL? An unused east-west platform already exists at Government Center for that purpose.

Wang
Wang

So first was elevated heavy rail.
Then that idea was too expensive so better new bus lanes.
Then that was too inefficient so back to heavy rail but ground level.
That was still too expensive, so light rail.
Then that was deemed so yesterday by Clown in Chief Jimenez so on to self driving cars for Miami.
Then that was proven dangerous and utopian so off to China for this trackless bus lol.
That now is deemed not useful (I could have told you that and saved a few grand on a trip), so now lets go to Monorail. Which even Disney World hasn’t extended because of costs.
I have an idea for the next idea: strategic cannons that can fire South Floridians from point A to B directly, no tracks, no traffic lights, and as direct a trip as possible.
The inaugural cannon trip should be Mr Jimenez himself. Cannon facing due East, with Point B somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

BDub
BDub

Or go full-on theme park and install MetroCable like in Medellín.
Construction would be quick, and speed would match the 12 mph of rush hour on the causeway.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Uhhh, I don’t know, the cannon idea seems too expensive….

Anonymous
Anonymous

We will require 20 years of cannon studies….

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow. For me this is quite interesting. I have been advocating monorail and Genting financing for years. http://bit.ly/rrcFP6

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t worry he will change his mind on the transit next month.

Anonymous
Anonymous

By “Monorail,” Gimenez means a Disney World ride going at thirty miles an hour.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lyle Lanley was also a big fan of the monorail, monorail….

Anonymous
Anonymous

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Born: October 6, 1977 (age 40 years), Miami, FL
Spouse: Gloria Fonts Suarez
Office: Mayor of Miami since 2017
Candidate: Francis X. Suarez
Political party: Republican Party
Education: University of Florida, Florida International University
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JOEL
JOEL

Francis Xavier Suarez is an American attorney and politician serving as the 33rd and current Mayor of Miami. He was elected on November 7, 2017 with 86 percent of the vote. Suarez is the first Miami-born mayor. Wikipedia
Born: October 6, 1977 (age 40 years), Miami, FL
Spouse: Gloria Fonts Suarez
Office: Mayor of Miami since 2017
Candidate: Francis X. Suarez
Political party: Republican Party
Education: University of Florida, Florida International University
Parents: Xavier Suárez, Rita Suarez

Charlie Tuna
Charlie Tuna

Hard to worry about mass transit when Miami and Miami Beach will be under water due to global warming, flooding and super storms. Genting is probably already planning to build it’s next blockbuster resort submerged below sea level.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well hell, you better be getting out of Dodge then…..