Miami-Dade is proposing budget cuts in 2018 that would result in the reduction of Metrorail service.
The cuts will mean much longer waits for trains, and fewer operating hours. Headways at peak times will go from 5 minutes to 7.5 minutes, with MIA service reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. Service hours will also be cut.
Ridership has been declining since ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft came to the area.
The biggest savings will come from salaries. Over 20% of Dade transit workers don’t show up to work on a daily basis, adding to costs. The employees are unionized.
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