Not one person spoke in favor of the streetcars
"If it's possible to back out, I'd back out,"
FSU expert advises
Just one of the eight votes above
could have killed the Wave Streetcar
The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association, with commitment to our neighborhood growth and need for the most contemporary standard of public transportation, voted unanimously June 19 in favor of delaying the plans for the WAVE project in order to request the study of the many unanswered questions posed to the WAVE project team at our June 5, 2017 meeting.
Additionally, we ask for further study of whether The WAVE project is the most fiscally and physically responsible system in consideration of the neighborhood infrastructure.
Furthermore, we ask for further study of the funding basis and legality of the $900,000 per year to be provided by the Northwest CRA to the WAVE. We hope that we share with all concern of neighborhood livability and life safety accessibility and assurance we are implementing the best possible transportation system for everybody in our great community.
In summary, in light of this action taken by the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association, we ask that you put the WAVE project on hold pending further study of these issues. .
We appreciate your commitment to providing Fort Lauderdale governance that assures our community’s livability and fiscal soundness in future years.
Downtown Civic Association statement: Put the Wave on hold
After ripping out the big oaks on South Andrews, The Wave would install 78 tall poles to hold up unsightly cables
"10 Reasons Why Streetcars Make No Sense For
Expert Randal O'Toole explains in a common sense way
CITY COMMISSION KEEPS PUSHING OLD STREETCAR TECHNOLOGY
— Jacksonville Transportation Authority CEO
“We’ve researched transportation infrastructure and
technology around the world, and yes — no surprise:
Commissioner LaMarca plans to see the future
by visiting the Olli project
LA MARCA: "I am going to get to Gainesville soon to see Olli [autonomous vehicle] for myself. Clearly this is close, and although we may need larger vehicles for main routes, we can address that with BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) in electric, hybrid or natural gas form — and NO RAILS or WIRES — at a fraction of the cost. What was once an interesting idea worth going after [The Wave] has broken the bank and needs to be reprogrammed." [2/1/18]
The Wave will be running in 2016
Listen to the DDA's Chris Wren make
a solemn promise ... in 2013!