City of Pinecrest Passes Resolution Against MDX Busway Project

Proposed SR 874 extension ramp to SW 128th Street – A Bridge to Nowhere

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It had always been my impression – and the stated element of the MDX five year plan – that the proposed ramps exiting the south end of the Don Shula Expressway were going to connect to SW 136th Street as part of the overall SR 836 southwestern extension – which made some kind of sense. […]

Drivers avoiding new MDX(Miami-Dade Expressway Authority) tolls on 874 and 878 in Kendall.

This comes as no surprise to anyone. People are protesting by avoiding these overpriced toll roads. And well they should! Even with the drop in drivers using the highway, MDX is still realizing increased revenue, up to 25% more. We still maintain that MDX, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, should “Roll Back” toll rates because of this […]

Rollback Tolls: Citizens Pissed Off About the Tyranny of Pay Roads

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That sound dinging across the state this Sunday isn’t just the litany of SunPass sensors going off on the Turnpike. It’s the fists of outraged drivers pinging off the ceiling. Tolls on all state roads will rise by 25 percent this weekend — from $1 to $1.25 — sparking road-fee fury throughout Florida. But that […]

MDX’s plan for 874 ramp- “A Bridge to Woolbright”

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The Bridge to Woolbright (London Square West) Having attended the “Public Hearing” last week regarding the planned expansion of 874 over the turnpike and on to SW 128 Street to SW 137 Avenue, a few things became readily apparent: 1. This was not a public hearing as there were no public officials there. 2. There […]

MDX’s Beltway West Into the Everglades- A Bad Idea

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Westward Ho! So desires MDX, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and it’s board of directors. Project #83618, included in MDX’s five year work program would extend the 836 Dolphin Expressway further west to Krome Avenue and then south to the Tamiami Airport. In our dealings with MDX we have heard many reasons justifying this project; it will […]

Tolls Gone Wild!

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 How far will Governor Rick Scott, FDOT and MDX go with tolls? As far as they want to. The latest plan by Robert Poole, transportation adviser to Gov. Scott, is for the state to put tolls on non-expressway roads in an effort to reduce traffic congestion. The plan actually calls for putting tolls collection gantries […]

Rental car company taking advantage of tourist that don’t sign up for Sun Pass.

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We recently heard from Ken, a tourist from Tennessee, that rented a car from Thrifty Rental Car and was charged $225.00 for toll “violations”. All because he declined to rent a Sun Pass toll transponder when he picked up his rental. Thrifty Rental Car refers to each trip under a toll gantry without a Sun […]

The Idea of Abolishing MDX Is Not New.

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Headline from 1999- ‘Mayor lobbies to Kill Toll Agency” A trip back in time reveals that people knew MDX(Miami-Dade Expressway Authority) had potential to grow at an alarming rate. This article from April, 1999 reveals that then Miami Dade mayor, Alex Penelas, tried to abolish MDX. Read the full article here. MDX has served it’s […]

MDX projects criticized during KFHA meeting

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doubleheader session on recycling and expressway projects largely turned into a gripe session about MDX expenses and tolls during a Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA) public meeting on May 29. “We understand people have issues with us and they have a right to express their views,” Mario A. Diaz, PIO for the Miami- Dade […]

Welcome to MDX’s “Tree Million Dollar” Highway Paradise!

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Our toll dollars sure can buy a lot of trees from Manuel Diaz Farms! On the 874 in Kendall alone Miami-Dade Expressway Authority has “rubber stamped” another very expensive landscaping project. To the tune of $3,000,000.00(Tree Million). And of course every inch of land and space has been used by MD Farms to plant a […]

South Dade Busway a “Boondoggle”.

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Another classic example of how MDX (Miami-Dade Expressway) operates can be seen in their latest effort to build managed toll lanes (aka Lexus Lanes) along the South-Dade Busway. MDX claims that this project is only in the “study” faze and that construction is not presently planned. But don’t be fooled residents of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay […]