Powered by

Miami-Dade's SMART Plan meets tax dollars, and tensions flare

Mar 07, 2017 - The Miami Herald

Since the election-year launch of the Miami-Dade's "SMART" transit plan, the effort to jumpstart six stalled rail lines across the county has sparked public optimism and warm words from elected officials. Then, on Tuesday, the County Commission tried to hire engineering firms to map out how to turn the plan into reality.

"I don't know if we even have a plan," said Commissioner Joe Martinez, who objected to the contract award. "We have six corridors."

It was an early note of dissensi...