Major Breaking News – Contrary to our report last week regarding the increase of transit fares, a couple of Miami-Dade County Commissioners (Bruno Barriero and Barbara Jordan) are proposing an additional ½ penny sales tax hike which would eliminate all MDT fares for all riders. The sales tax hike would require a public vote in November.

The proposal, floated Tuesday morning by two county commissioners, would ask voters to choose between higher taxes and higher fares.

The commission is scheduled to vote next month to raise fares by 50 cents and automatically raise fares in the future as the system’s costs increase, but those hikes would be moot if fares are eliminated.

5 Responses to MDT Free? Could Be…

  1. adam says:

    Why does it have to be weighted so far to one way or the other. Why not raise the fares a little bit for single ride, decrease the fares for transit card use and raise taxes a little bit–less than 1/2 penny–to pay for future upgrades.

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  2. Julian says:

    GASP!

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  3. miami-lover says:

    i think to raise 1/2 in sales taxes to get FREE transportation for everyone is a great idea and a brilliant one, we already are the envy in terms of weather in the u.s.a. and now the only city with unlimited free rides for all humans…TREMENDOUSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!

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  4. miami-lover says:

    i think to raise 1/2 penny in sales taxes to get FREE transportation for everyone is a great idea and a brilliant one, we already are the envy in terms of weather in the u.s.a. and now the only city with unlimited free rides for all humans…TREMENDOUSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!

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  5. jude says:

    Don’t you wonder why “free” transit would be unique in the world? Why haven’t other far more transit innovative cities thought of this?

    I’m certain I couldn’t possibly guess from what corner of that governing body’s collective dank bankrupt disease of a process this proposal gurgled. It ought to tell us something that the proposal exists at all.

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