Half Penny at Work
The People’s Transportation Plan (PTP) is in action and Miami-Dade made it happen at the ballot box on November 5, 2002. By a margin of two to one, Miami-Dade voters approved the People’s Transportation Plan and the half-penny transportation surtax, paving the way for a dedicated funding source exclusively for the improvement of transportation.
Many improvements have been made to Miami-Dade County’s bus and rail service. Since passage of the surtax, the following programs and services have been implemented:
- Golden Passport program - which provides free public transportation to all senior citizens 65 years of age and older and to those who receive Social Security benefits.
- Free Metromover service - for all in downtown Miami.
- 24-hour Metrobus service - on 21 routes, 7 new bus routes, the execution of over 358,000 additional hours of bus service and the implementation of 4,500,000 additional bus service miles.
Below are the major transit projects proposed by the PTP
Funding of major highway and road improvements undertaken by Miami-Dade County Public Works through 2014 is among the many long-term benefits of the People's Transportation Plan. These projects include:
- Creating viable reverse flow lanes on major thoroughfares
- Construction of NW 87th Avenue between NW 154th Street and Miami Gardens Drive ( NW 183rd Street)
- Accelerating program to provide ADA accessibility to bus stops throughout the County
- Constructing major ingress/egress improvements in downtown Miami, from SW 8th Street to SW First Avenue
- Upgrading the County's traffic signalization system
- Funding grade separation of intersections where appropriate
Rail Extension Projects
Metrorail Orange Line Service
Click the link below for information on the Metrorail Orange Line, the $500 million, 2.4 mile Metrorail extension that offers riders easy and affordable access to Miami International Airport and the surrounding area. The Orange Line received eighty-percent of its funding from the People’s Transportation Plan and opened to the public in July 2012.
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