“Surprise Move” Puts Two Miami-Dade Officials on MDX Board. Toll Revenue Eyed as Funding for Rail Projects.

Miami Herald reports, “Miami-Dade’s mayor will take a seat on the county’s unpopular toll board at a time when elected officials want the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority to use its surging revenue to help pay for new rail projects. The surprise move by the County Commission on Tuesday [February 7] installs Mayor Carlos Gimenez as one of nine MDX board members, along with Commissioner Audrey Edmonson. The County Commission fills five of the seats, and broke with past practice Tuesday by naming one of its own and the mayor instead of civilians.”