Denver Transit Fly-In: Part 3

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP® In the previous posts I discussed public transit lessons learned from Denver and how they can be applied in Miami. (Part 1 | Part 2) This is in the context of planning projects – who decides and on what basis what to build next?  As I mentioned, the final

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Denver Transit Fly-In: Part 2

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP® (Part 1) The CITT had a meeting recently to summarize between ourselves the take-aways from the Denver trip.  They were largely these: It is definitely do-able to chart an ambitious course and actually build it! Ideally there would be a cheerleader to see the projects through to fruition There are several

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Denver Transit Fly-In: Part 1

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP® Recently I had the privilege of being part of the Miami contingent that traveled to Denver to see how they’ve managed to build out their transit system.  I am an appointed member of the Citizen’s Independent Trust, and in that capacity was included in the trip. The Mile High City,

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Miami-Dade Rail Opportunities

By Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP® Ever wonder what Miami-Dade would look like if we converted many of our freight railroad lines into public transit corridors? Here is a study done by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) on the opportunities we have in Miami to leverage existing rail lines to improve transit for our

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Future Downtown Miami Skyline

Learn more about CameronDowning. Here’s a fantastic video released by the Miami Downtown Development Authority showing what Miami’s skyline could look like in the near future. As the video progresses, please note the color scheme at the bottom left:  what is actually under construction vs. what is planned.  Note particularly the All Aboard Florida train

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All Aboard!

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP. ® The Florida East Coast Railway is the company that Henry Flagler established way back when.  It was in the same business then that it is in now:  what we now call transit-oriented development.  They build the railroad infrastructure, and develop the real estate around the stations. The All Aboard Florida Miami station

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The Transportation Summit

by Glenn J. Downing, MBA, CFP. ® The CITT (Citizens Independent Transportation Trust) organized the 2015 Transportation Summit, which was held downtown at the Wolfson campus of Miami-Dade College on January 22.  A link to the program agenda is here.  Our goal (speaking as a Trustee of the Trust) was to move the transit development ball

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Metrorail to MIA – Orange Line Video

Metrorail to the Airport This is a terrific 7 minute video describing not only the beginnings of the CITT (Citizens Independent Transportation Trust), but also the construction of the Orange Line to the airport. What the video does not describe is all the development just to the east of the station – between the station

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