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Small changes with big payoffs for transportation jams

Small changes with big payoffs for transportation jams

While the multi-year Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit plan moves forward, the county’s Transportation and Public Works Department has launched a campaign to create small changes with big payoffs. “Miami-Dade…

Good news: more schools in works for downtown Miami

Good news: more schools in works for downtown Miami

Advocates for more schools in downtown Miami – which has seen its population double over the past several years – might be encouraged by new ideas currently being circulated, and…

University of Florida’s Algebra Nation boosts passing rates

University of Florida’s Algebra Nation boosts passing rates

Algebra Nation, a program developed by the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning, has dramatically increased pass rates in end-of-course algebra tests, especially for minority students. It’s free, available…

Relief for traffic jams when Brickell Bridge opens

Relief for traffic jams when Brickell Bridge opens

Some relief for traffic jams when the Brickell Bridge opens may be ahead, Downtown Development Authority directors have heard. Chair Ken Russell, a Miami commissioner, met with Jim Wolfe, Florida…

Frustration builds on Flagler Street renovation

Frustration builds on Flagler Street renovation

Frustrated with on-again, off-again progress on Flagler Street’s renovation from the Dade County Courthouse to Biscayne Boulevard, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority might consider hiring its own project manager. The idea…

Bankers wary of credit union bill in Florida Legislature

Bankers wary of credit union bill in Florida Legislature

Bankers are closely watching bills that are making their way through the 2017 legislative session. At the top of the list for many is Senate Bill 1170, which would allow…

Growth in Edgewater is surging ahead

Growth in Edgewater is surging ahead

Despite turbulence at the top of the luxury residential market, growth in Edgewater is surging ahead, observers say. “We got into the market 10 to 15 years ago, at the…

Three studies at $11 million each for SMART plan transit corridors OK’d

Three studies at $11 million each for SMART plan transit corridors OK’d

Something new might be in the offing for the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit plan, which aims to add transit along six corridors. Alice Bravo, director of the county’s Transportation…

Washington, Tallahassee hold keys to healthcare costs

Washington, Tallahassee hold keys to healthcare costs

Healthcare costs are predicted to rise this year, but it’s not known yet whether it will be a slight or dramatic increase. “What will happen with healthcare costs is not…

Local highways to get first diverging diamond interchanges

Local highways to get first diverging diamond interchanges

Work is steadily moving forward to make driving on area highways less time-consuming and safer. “Two major things right now are the diverging diamond interchanges and the work on the…

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