• When Miami-Dade SMART Plan was approved in April 2016, Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo recalled past efforts to expand transit by bringing old transportation studies with him to the dais in the Miami-Dade Commission chambers.
  • The 2020 candidates for Miami-Dade mayor had their first fight. Transit was the topic
  • Running his third campaign for Miami-Dade mayor, Alex Penelas faced off against four sitting county commissioners on Monday to litigate which 2020 candidate carries the most blame for the county’s stagnant, underfunded transit system.

    It was the first forum to draw the former mayor and the Miami-Dade commissioners running to replace Carlos Gimenez next year. A transportation question quickly turned to the half-percent sales tax passed under Penelas in 2002 with a plan for a historic expansion of rail and bus service that never materialized.