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SMART plan: More federal funds for rapid transit buses

Shalala: We have a SMART plan [for rapid transit buses]. It's very expensive to implement. I [support it]. But I think as parts of it are re-debated, we ought to have an open mind.

Republican Maria Elvira Salazar: All of these expressway authorities need a common goal to take to Washington. That hasn't happened.

Shalala: What I would want to do is to do the things first that we can do quickly that will relieve the congestion, such as the bus lane. Obviously, the bus lanes are important.

Salazar: I would love to see more of the rapid buses. We have this culture of getting into our cars. I think we should offer the citizenship different options.

Shalala: We have to bring back the federal funds. And, by the way, they're not federal funds, they're our tax money. The first thing I would do is just synchronize the lights. [The county is] doing it slowly because it doesn't have the resources to do it fast. I'm a big believer in taking the low-hanging fruit as quickly as you can.

Source: WJCT Public Media on 2018 Congressional FL-27 election , Oct 2, 2018

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