Monorail To Fort Lauderdale? After Asia Trip, Miami-Dade Is Bullish On Northern Link
Broward’s new transportation tax could help Miami-Dade finally build a rail line north to Miami Gardens, with both counties interested in selecting a single company to build a transit link running from Miami to Fort Lauderdale.
The chairman and top executives of BYD, the Chinese company pursuing a four-mile county monorail line over the MacArthur Causeway to South Beach, met last week with a delegation of elected office holders from Broward and Miami-Dade on a joint tour of transit options in China and Japan.
The week-long tour came eight months after Broward voters approved a 1 percent sales tax to pay for new transportation projects. While Broward and Miami-Dade would have to pay for their own segments, the existence of a new revenue source for the northern leg could make the entire line more attractive to for-profit transit developers.
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