Curbelo Supports Metrorail Expansion Ahead of Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization Meeting Today

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Miami, Florida , August 30, 2018 | Joannna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), whose district includes large portions of Kendall and all of south Miami-Dade County, issued the following statement urging local officials to keep their promises to South Dade residents and expressing his support for Metrorail expansion:


“The people of Kendall, South Dade, Homestead, and Florida City have long been promised rail expansion; first at the passage of the half-cent referendum, then during the political campaigns of numerous local elected officials, and finally with the approval of the Smart Plan. Alternatives to rail expansion should not be summarily dismissed and any solution must be cost effective, but I respectfully ask my fellow elected officials on the TPO to bear in mind the promises made to our constituents over the years as they prepare for today's important meeting. Many residents understandably feel they've been misled, or worse, betrayed. If we are to restore and strengthen our community's trust and confidence in government, we can begin by trying to keep our word.”

 

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