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Miami Senator Proposes Bill That Would Eliminate MDX

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C.M. Guerrero
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El Nuevo Herald
Morning traffic congestion heading eastbound on the 836 Expressway operated by MDX.

A state senator who represents parts of Miami has filed a bill that would eliminate county-run expressways, including MDX, the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority.

Republican Sen. Frank Artiles (40th District) said in a press release that Senate Bill 308 would, quote, “cut down on bureaucratic government.”

If passed, the bill would transfer control of county expressways -- and their toll revenues -- from counties to the state of Florida. 

Artiles said the change would cut costs for drivers.