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Fresh ideas can reverse Miami’s transit race to oblivion

Fresh ideas can reverse Miami’s transit race to oblivion

New York, which is battling subway woes that make Miami’s faltering transit feel like a swiftly flowing stream, unveiled eight solutions in a global competition last week. New York was…

Solve mystery of vanishing transit riders, halt the bleeding

Solve mystery of vanishing transit riders, halt the bleeding

The news about Miami-Dade Transit goes from horrible to far worse. How much more can we endure? And when will we see the county do something more to slow the…

Call marine stadium time out until city develops a firm plan

Call marine stadium time out until city develops a firm plan

Why do governments build projects before they know how to fund construction or how to maintain and operate them? And shouldn’t real estate assets help fund other public needs? The…

County’s moves to bar out-of-town bids harming taxpayers

County’s moves to bar out-of-town bids harming taxpayers

When Miami-Dade buys goods and services, it has already stacked the deck against out-of-town vendors. Now the push is on to eliminate any outsiders at all. The result will be…

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…

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