It's been going on since 2005, but experts will continue studying the feasibility of using the FEC railroad tracks to build an 85-mile long commuter rail corridor connecting Palm Beach with downtown Miami until at least 2010.
It's times like these that make you consider the merits of a dictatorship. What this state needs is a transportation czar that says, "Enough with the studies! Let's build the goddamn thing already!"
Every city the tracks pass through-- with the exception of Miami Shores-- wants it yesterday. We say start laying the second track NOW. Since the FEC wants to continue using its tracks for freight, a second line is a given. Just start building it. According to Miami Today, property values will rise and development will increase along the corridor. A commuter rail line will also attract big business and the rat race will get a whole lot easier.