This week on The Florida Roundup…
A plan for a Miami Beach light rail gets a bit lighter due to high costs and pushback from the community. We discuss the challenges faced in funding public transit projects with Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales and The Miami Herald’s reporter Joey Flechas.
Also, Broward County has its own struggles with traffic congestion it’s trying to address with a sales tax referendum. On Nov. 8, Broward voters will be asked to decide on a measure that would raise the sales tax from the current 6 percent to 7 percent to pay for a wide range of transportation and infrastructure projects. But this plan has drawn some critics, so what are the chances that the tax hike will pass? We ask Rosemary O’Hara, editorial page editor of the Sun-Sentinel, and WLRN’s Kate Stein .
Plus, we try to find our why a solar energy amendment on the Florida ballot -- Amendment 1 -- is turning out to be one of the hottest controversies this election, with Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald.