Gimenez squanders taxpayer money & makes US sit in traffic... Enough is ENOUGH... RECALL GIMENEZ!

Miami Herald:

On the Bus in Miami-Dade, and Not Happy About It


  • Enough is ENOUGH! Recall Gimenez!

On a recent Thursday morning, Javier Zerpa waited at the bus stop for a familiar ritual: watching the 27 bus miss its arrival time. The advertised 7:54 a.m. stop came and went, then the 8:09 a.m., then the 8:24 a.m. and finally the 8:39 a.m.

“Forget the schedule,” said Zerpa, who catches the 27 to the Coconut Grove Metrorail station for the train that takes him to a banking job on Brickell Avenue. “The schedule doesn’t work.”
Zerpa has company in wondering where the 27 bus might be on its daily journey up and down 27th Avenue. Since the start of 2014, the route has received more than 300 complaints of missing or late buses.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez has pledged to usher in an era of cleaner and more efficient buses in Florida’s largest transit system, thanks to an influx of new vehicles, technological upgrades, more scrubbing and a reworking of route maps and schedules. Bus passengers have offered thousands of reasons why creating more enticing buses would be so welcome and the task so difficult.

The Miami Herald requested all complaints filed by bus passengers since the start of 2014. Through July of this year, there were nearly 27,000 of them registered via email, online and call center. That’s roughly 47 per day, offering the most detailed look available at what irks, enrages and horrifies the system’s 210,000 daily passengers.

On a December morning somewhere between South Miami and Florida City, a passenger on the 38 Express bus reported two cockroaches crawling on her baby. In early February, someone on Little Havana’s 207 bus complained of an operator driving six blocks down Seventh Avenue “eating a fruit cup with a spoon the whole ride.”

Number of complaints in the Herald’s database!

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