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No new access road for FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus

Sen. Gwen Margolis, D-Miami, was on a mission Tuesday.

The former Senate president pushed to amend a broad transportation bill so that Florida International University would be able to build a second access road into its Biscayne Bay campus.

FIU says the road is necessary to safely evacuate the campus and two nearby public schools: David Lawrence Jr. K-8 and Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High. But the City of North Miami had blocked the move, saying it would damage the adjacent nature preserve.

"This is a safety issue," Margolis said when making the pitch to Senate Democrats at a Tuesday morning meeting. "They need a second entrance."

The full Senate failed to see it her way. They defeated the amendment in a voice vote.

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AGNES CASAL

THE FIU NORTH HAVE LIMIT WITH OLETA PARK...USE THERE A SPACE TO MAKE A EMERGENCY EXIT... AND NOT DESTROY THE NE 135th STREET...THAT HAVE A ESPECIAL AREA TO PEOPLE AND CHILDREN ENJOY THE TIME WITH GREEN AREA...AND DON'T HAVE BIG TRAFIC IN THE STREET...
USE THE PARK FOR EMERGENCY EXIT...AND HELP THE GREEN AREAS IN THE CITY..

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