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Governor dedicates new PortMiami Tunnel
Yesterday, the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott dedicated the new PortMiami Tunnel, a billion dollar, 30 years in the making project that is set to open this week.
Of note is that the project was first proposed by none other than Maurice Ferre, former mayor of the City of Miami, who also had a bid for the Senate.
Ferré was the first Puerto Rican-born United States mayor and the first Hispanic Mayor of Miami. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2010 elections for the U.S. Senate seat for Florida vacated by Mel Martínez for the Democratic primary. Ferré, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, was born into a wealthy Puerto Rican family. He was the son of businessman José Ferré and nephew of the former governor of Puerto Rico Luis A. Ferré.
From the article:
Most of the speakers praised Maurice Ferre, the former mayor of Miami who in the early 1980s was the first to propose a tunnel to the port.
“Miami takes 30 years sometimes to do things,” Ferre said, “but eventually the right thing is done.”