Buses Vs. Trains? Ask Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez About Changes to SMART Plan

Jul 27, 2017

Mayor Carlos Gimenez last year was a big supporter of the Miami-Dade County SMART Plan to build trains along six high-traffic travel corridors. But the mayor recently changed his position. He and county transportation director Alice Bravo now recommend the county use rapid transit buses instead of trains because they’d be less costly to put into place and could be rolled out much more quickly.


On Friday, July 28, WLRN is speaking with Mayor Gimenez about the SMART Plan and the proposal to use buses instead of trains.


Do you have questions for the mayor about the SMART Plan? Comment below or on our Facebook page Friday before noon and WLRN reporter Kate Stein may put some of those questions to the mayor.

Or tweet your questions for the mayor directly to Kate

Redlines indicate the six corridors targeted by Miami-Dade County's SMART Plan.
Credit Miami-Dade County