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File Number: 122044
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File Number: 122044 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-936-12 Control: County Commission
File Name: BUS RAPID TRANSIT ALONG STATE ROAD 836 Introduced: 10/5/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/8/2012
Agenda Date: 11/8/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A8
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COORDINATE WITH THE MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY (MDX) AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) TO PRIORITIZE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BUS RAPID TRANSIT ALONG STATE ROAD 836 AND FURTHER DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO SUBMIT A PROGRESS REPORT TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITHIN 60 DAYS
Indexes: TRANSIT
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/8/2012 11A8 Adopted P

Regional Transportation Committee 10/15/2012 2F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Heyman asked if 60 days was sufficient time for staff to prepare a progress report and present it to the Board of County Commissioners. She pointed out that staff would need to coordinate information with multiple outside agencies and may need more time to prepare the report. Ms. Ysela Llort, Director, Miami-Dade Transit, said she believed that 60 days was sufficient time to prepare and present a progress report. In response to Commissioner Moss question whether a progress report was forthcoming on the 27th Avenue Corridor project, Ms. Llort noted the first stages for the enhanced bus transit services along the 27th Avenue North Corridor had already been implemented. Responding to Commissioner Suarez question regarding the intent of this resolution, Ms. Llort noted Commissioner Diaz had expressed a desire to ensure the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service along the State Road 836 (Dolphin Expressway) was progressing. Responding further to inquiries of Commissioner Suarez, Ms. Llort explained that a lane dedicated for buses only was not contemplated for this highway, but the buses would be allowed to travel along the shoulders of the expressway as needed when traffic was slow, pursuant to State statute. She noted the challenge was getting around the construction at the Dolphin and Palmetto Expressway interchange, which required use of the shoulder. Commissioner Suarez noted he was not sure of the intent of this resolution, since what was explained was already permitted by State law. Ms. Llort further explained that Commissioner Diaz requested the Administration coordinate the implementation dates for the BRT service, as well as the use of the shoulders, the park and ride lots and other items needed to make this service worthy. Commissioner Suarez asked Ms. Llort to brief him on the foregoing resolution before it was presented to the full Board. Ms. Llort noted she would be glad to meet with any Commissioner to address their concerns and brief them on this item. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented

County Attorney 10/5/2012 Referred Regional Transportation Committee 10/15/2012

County Attorney 10/5/2012 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 10/5/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COORDINATE WITH THE MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY (MDX) AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) TO PRIORITIZE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF BUS RAPID TRANSIT ALONG STATE ROAD 836 AND FURTHER DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO SUBMIT A PROGRESS REPORT TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITHIN 60 DAYS

BODY
WHEREAS, State Road 836 is a major east-west thoroughfare through Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, State Road 836 is a highly congested roadway; and
WHEREAS, Bus Rapid Transit along State Road 836 would reduce congestion and provide safe and efficient transportation options for residents and visitors to Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade Transit has implemented successful Bus Rapid Transit lines along I-95 and the South-Dade Busway; and
WHEREAS, State Road 836 is operated and maintained by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX); and
WHEREAS, the successful I-95 and South-Dade Busway Bus Rapid Transit lines were the result of close coordination between Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT); and
WHEREAS, a coordinated effort between Miami-Dade County, MDX, and FDOT is likely to result in the successful development and implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit line along State Road 836,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Mayor or Mayor’s designee to coordinate with the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation to prioritize the development and implementation of Bus Rapid Transit along State Road 836 and further directs the County Mayor or Mayor’s designee to submit a progress report within 60 days to the County Commission.



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