MiamiHerald / How old are Miami-Dade’s Metrorail trains? Ronald Reagan was a first-term president when the cars first started rolling down the tracks. More than 30 years after their 1984 debut, those same cars have become reliable sources of breakdowns, delays and fuming commuters.

But transit chief Alice Bravo promises that will start to change in the next couple of weeks when suffering passengers are finally able to board the new passenger car she’s showing off this weekday afternoon.

“People have been hearing about these cars for years,” said Bravo, director of transportation for the county. “Now the new cars are here.”



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