The Purple Line is a pop-up transit station. While real trains won’t be passing through, the idea is to give commuters a taste of what could be: a city hub that goes beyond just another train station. In a city they feel is lacking sufficient transit options, organizers Anna McMaster and Marta Viciedo hope that once the community sees what could be, they’ll never want to settle for anything less.
They joined ‘The Weekly Voice’ host Hyan Freitas to talk about their project. WVUM’s own DJ Swanky (Leah Weston) joined us as well. Her graphic comparing Miami’s rail line with other well known metro lines quickly went viral locally via social media.
Along with comments given by listeners via the WVUM Facebook page, so began the discussion of transit in Miami: the good, the bad and what can be done better.
The Weekly Voice; Every Wednesday from 2-3pm on WVUM 90.5FM in Miami, WVUM.org worldwide
Listen to the whole segment below!