Towards a More Inclusive Tomorrow
Human beings across time have overcome the greatest challenges and been the most valuable to civilization when seeing society as a whole.
In order to achieve the most success--for no solution to a challenge affecting all of society will be a panacea--one must consider the highest compounded benefit to most of society.
The move away from a disintegrated and personal view of travel must yield to an integrated and collective one. By putting personal comforts aside, a clearer and more participatory drive to efficiency in travel will emerge. For Miami-Dade the following must occur:
--continued expansion of the gratis trolley system across all neighborhoods as well as building and designing trolleys that are more energy efficient and cyber connected
--due to the expanse of neighborhoods across an infrastructure that killed train transport long ago, a bus network connected to a smart grid is necessary. This will have to include an expansion of express buses as well as hubs that then further expand into specific neighborhoods with trolley service, tram, and local bus service all at low or no cost
--Subsidies for public transport will come from many sources: higher personal car license plates, city taxes, and toll rates
--Participation will increase exponentially when this service is free or nearly free; transfers last for 24 hours and/or return trip; weekly and monthly passes are deeply discounted and free to low income households; local stops are further apart with cyber connected grids to avoid unnecessary stops and to help riders plan their trips via touch screens at stops or via apps and 21hr service