As reported by The Miami Herald, Miami Dade College hosted the "Transportation Summit 2015 Advancing the community’s vision for Public Transportation," yesterday.  One of the speakers at the event was Coffey Burlington partner Paul Schwiep who also serves as the chairman of the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust. The article states:

Paul Schwiep, chairman of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust, the 15-member body created to oversee the People’s Transportation Plan funded with a half-penny sales tax, is hosting the event.

He told the Editorial Board that he hopes to “bring to reality a transit plan that works for Miami-Dade, giving voice to what taxpayers had in mind when they approved the sales tax 12 years ago.’’

It’s refreshing to hear that what was promised to voters with much fanfare is back on the front burner.

Mr. Schwiep believes a generational change will add tremendous momentum to redoing the way we get around, largely because younger people are more apt to use public transit, ride a bike or walk as part of their commute. They are not fixated on cars. Their needs should be better accommodated, and fewer cars on the road should be a priority.

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