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Mayor gutsy in sticking his neck out for 836 extension

Mayor gutsy in sticking his neck out for 836 extension

As road commutes take longer each day yet new mass transit drifts farther and farther off into the unfunded future, Mayor Carlos Giménez has taken the tough but logical step…

Transit plan’s biggest shortage isn’t money, it’s courage

Transit plan’s biggest shortage isn’t money, it’s courage

Almost 14 months after Miami-Dade unveiled with full fanfare a so-called SMART plan to add six transit corridors, all we have is that same empty pledge. The glaring lack of…

10 questions for the team that will review county’s charter

10 questions for the team that will review county’s charter

A 15-member team is nearing the starting line to propose changes to the rulebook under which Miami-Dade County’s government operates. It’s a vital job. Though the task sounds soporific, changes…

Rail cuts put SMART transit plan into the DUMB column

Rail cuts put SMART transit plan into the DUMB column

As Miami-Dade strives to add six transit legs in a so-called SMART plan, it’s a DUMB move to cut service on its newest rail line, the one that carries airport…

Targeted serious news battles a shift to eyeball candy fluff

Targeted serious news battles a shift to eyeball candy fluff

Next week’s iconic Best of Miami edition – focused on leaders in categories ranging from entrepreneurship to business acumen and government – begins Miami Today’s 35th year publishing in the…

The single secret ingredient to unsnarl downtown’s traffic

The single secret ingredient to unsnarl downtown’s traffic

The simplest, least-costly solutions to problems often are the best, but also the most overlooked. Take the gelatinous slow-moving traffic on the main streets in Brickell and downtown. Driving is…

Miami Beach is setting the pace on gambling for all of us

Miami Beach is setting the pace on gambling for all of us

For all the right reasons, Miami Beach this week is to vote to keep casinos out of its city limits. The legislation should be passed, and then should become a…

How smart is SMART plan when transit use is falling?

How smart is SMART plan when transit use is falling?

As road traffic congeals, Miami-Dade County is busy setting mass transit use records – but they’re not records to be proud of. The transit system just lost riders monthly year…

County in bed with casino giant Genting, sells out cheap

County in bed with casino giant Genting, sells out cheap

County commissioners sold out the area around the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to one of the globe’s biggest casino operators last week and knew exactly what they…

Businesses need confidence, coordination to boost growth

Businesses need confidence, coordination to boost growth

“Are we in a recession?” A prominent banker asked me that question last week. It got my attention, because it hadn’t been on my radar. The reply is that locally…

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