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For Immediate Release:
June 16, 2023
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District 8
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Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins Secures Another $6 Million in Funding for the South Dade Trail

MIAMI-DADE – Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins successfully secured another $6 million in funding for the South Dade Trail during the 2023 Florida Legislative Session. This additional funding will pave the way for the construction and enhancement of a transformative 22-mile trail, running parallel to the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Miami-Dade County.

The South Dade Trail is set to become a critical addition to the county's transportation infrastructure, providing dedicated bike and walk lanes that will connect numerous municipalities. The trail will offer residents and visitors alike a safe, eco-friendly, and multimodal means of transportation, promoting active lifestyles, reducing congestion, and fostering a greener future for Miami-Dade County.

“This funding brings South Dade one step closer to obtaining an aesthetic, safe, and functional trail to utilize for commuting, recreating, and exercise, much like the residents’ other areas of our country enjoy," said Commissioner Cohen Higgins.

Commissioner Cohen Higgins extends her gratitude to the Miami-Dade Delegation for their unwavering support in advocating for this vital project for South Dade and District 8. Specifically, she would like to express her appreciation to Representative Juan Fernandez-Barquin and Senator Alexis Calatayud for sponsoring the $3 million appropriation and Mayor Daniela Levine Cava for a $3 million county match