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Plan To Abolish Miami-Dade Expressway Authority Gains Momentum

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Hialeah Representative Bryan Avila filed a bill for the second year in a row that would repeal the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, reorganize the local Transportation Planning Organization, and require all toll revenue collected in the county to be spent in the county.

Avila says residents and those who travel through south Florida have been impacted by the poor decisions of the Miami Dade Expressway Authority.

“There was a recent study that came out that said that your average Miami-Dade residence spends 105 hours in traffic, which is almost 5 days,” said Avila.

Avila says that’s per year.

Another change would require all money earned on the toll roads to be spent to enhance and maintain the roads, and not for personnel expenses or salaries.

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Blaise Gainey is a Multimedia Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.
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