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Miami Beach Mayor To County: My City Doesn’t Want A Monorail Linked To A Casino

Genting, the Malaysian casino company, once proposed building this gambling resort on waterfront property, but it stalled. Now, they are pursuing a transit contract with Miami Dade.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber chided Miami-Dade leaders on Wednesday for a rushed vote on a two-month-old proposal by casino giant Genting to start a county bidding process for a monorail linking the resort city to downtown Miami.

In a letter, Gelber asked Miami-Dade commission chairwoman Audrey Edmonson to delay Wednesday’s vote to give the city time to analyze the proposal and let the county finish a tax-funded study by the Parsons engineering firm of the “baylink” commuting route.

“This accelerated timeline poses challenges,” Gelber wrote of the eight days that have passed between Miami-Dade revealing the existence of the Genting proposal and the commission’s scheduled July 10 vote to move forward with the bidding process.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.