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Don’t build more transit if county can’t build transit riders

Don’t build more transit if county can’t build transit riders

If Miami-Dade doesn’t start running transit more hours, more reliably and with growing rather than disappearing loads, talk of six new corridors should remain just that – talk. Commissioners last…

Ethics study shows that county officials are short-changed

Ethics study shows that county officials are short-changed

An ethics commission study unveils new proof that salaries for Miami-Dade County’s commissioners and mayor are badly distorted. Not that we needed proof that 13 commissioners who get $6,000 full…

Partners float a heads-up idea for Miami-to-Beach transit

Partners float a heads-up idea for Miami-to-Beach transit

A display at a transportation summit last week laid out a tempting and innovative solution to unraveling Miami-Dade’s tangle of traffic woes. After a two-team competition for cutting-edge solutions days…

Revolutionary end to Miami’s gridlock takes familiar route

Revolutionary end to Miami’s gridlock takes familiar route

Watching a 16-week competition to solve Miami’s mobility crisis we expected the revolutionary: overhead gondolas, waterborne transit, autonomous vehicles or a technology we’d never even heard of. So when the…

Bus drivers need a new way of working – like showing up

Bus drivers need a new way of working – like showing up

As Miami-Dade tries to fund more mass transit, what we already have is bleeding riders because of poor service and faltering equipment. County officials blame fund shortages, but they’re spending…

A timely and wise route to more great candidates for office

A timely and wise route to more great candidates for office

Commissioner Dennis Moss’s concept that an independent body set salaries for Miami-Dade’s mayor and commissioners couldn’t be wiser, or more timely. It couldn’t be wiser because officials shouldn’t seek raises…

Act now on eye-opening study of rife county absenteeism

Act now on eye-opening study of rife county absenteeism

If everything local government does seems to cost more than in the private sector, one pivotal reason might be that county employees are paid so many more days to stay…

Smartest step in Smart plan may be how to get riders back

Smartest step in Smart plan may be how to get riders back

It’s well past time for County Hall to tell the public why transit riders are disappearing in droves and what the county is going to do to reverse that exodus.…

Those new towers are great, but where’s the new mobility?

Those new towers are great, but where’s the new mobility?

Why does government keep approving far taller towers in Miami-Dade when we’re driving on the same old traffic-choked roads with inadequate mass transit? Most of us have asked that question…

Follow New York’s transit lead: look to ferries plying bay

Follow New York’s transit lead: look to ferries plying bay

We’ve heard the plea for years: if only Miami had rail like New York’s subways we’d unsnarl traffic. So we crafted the Smart plan, six legs of rail to stitch…

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