Miami: Don't Cut Tri-Rail
The proposed cuts to Tri-Rail service defy common sense. Ridership on the three-county commuter rail is way up, and there is no sign that will change as the recession drags on and gas prices edge up again.
Yet the three county commissions that fund the train -- Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach -- are cutting their annual appropriations in October. The other cause for the drastic service cuts is that the Legislature this year failed to approve a dedicated revenue source for the train...