Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Miami Today newspaper jumps on our bandwagon regarding the proposed $1.2 billion Port of Miami tunnel


We've been saying it officially on this blog since July 29, 2006 what publisher Michael Lewis opined on in his October 18th Miami Today piece:

The main argument for not using the existing rail line at the port is that only about 11% of it heads north-- "not enough to make a rail option economically feasible," according to port spokesperson Andria Muniz-Amador.

We say: Hogwash!

Whatever it costs, using the rail line as proposed will be way cheaper than building a $1.2 BILLION tunnel. To even consider such a plan reeks of madness!

UpDate (12/13/08): Christmas comes early with the announcement that the tunnel project succumbs to a well-deserved death when the state and Bouygues Travaux Publics can't agree on terms. Hurray!

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