Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Commuter train connecting Palm Beach to Miami Gets Studied to Death

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.

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