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South Florida Planners Having Visions of a Monorail

With some new transit tax money to spend, South Florida officials are pitching a monorail project in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
August 4, 2019, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Monorail through Epcot Center

"Broward and Miami-Dade transit planners are revving up a proposal for a monorail system that would whisk commuters between the two counties," reports David Lyons.

"It would be paid for in part by dipping into Broward’s transit-oriented penny sales tax collections that were green-lighted by voters last November," according to Lyons.

"The idea would be to run a long-sought-after link along Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami-Dade to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, with the initial Broward leg to run from the stadium along University Drive to the cluster of college campuses south of I-595 occupied by Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, Broward College and the University of Florida."

Unclear is how the monorail could affect existing plans to expand the Tri-Rail and Brightline rail lines.

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Published on Monday, July 29, 2019 in South Florida Sun Sentinel
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