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Don’t leave a creative solution to transit sitting at the station

Don’t leave a creative solution to transit sitting at the station

A creative proposal to fund six light rail lines to fill out Miami-Dade’s transit skeleton and loosen gridlock’s economic chokehold has too much potential to sidetrack. It should be a…

Get county out of horse-and-buggy era of local preferences

Get county out of horse-and-buggy era of local preferences

Miami-Dade commissioners this week are moving to better administer bad policy. They want to tighten the definition of local companies so that they can funnel more county contracts to local…

Timing perfect to look at Beacon Council-chamber merger

Timing perfect to look at Beacon Council-chamber merger

The Beacon Council’s annual meeting Oct. 13 will change chairmen and discuss a CEO hunt. Miami will be best served if members also broach some form of merger with the…

End of the line for long-promised Metrorail expansions

End of the line for long-promised Metrorail expansions

The first three of 136 cars to replace the entire Metrorail fleet are being built just as county officials tell us that forever-promised lines that would make the Metrorail fully…

Sparkle of strong job gains hidden behind economic clouds

Sparkle of strong job gains hidden behind economic clouds

A surprising bundle of healthy economic news sparkles through statistics released Friday that spotlight solid and continuing job gains in Miami-Dade County. The sole dark spot is that the gains…

Floating a plan for Miami-Dade for commuting by boat

Floating a plan for Miami-Dade for commuting by boat

One of the more romantic notions among the serious efforts to alleviate Miami-Dade’s traffic congestion is to try boatloads of commuters. It’s under serious study in the county’s transit department,…

Urban emergency plans shouldn’t be a secret downtown

Urban emergency plans shouldn’t be a secret downtown

As reports of global urban attacks and emergencies echo, we’d taken it for granted that Miami, as one of the globe’s most visible beacons, is well prepared not only for…

Miami commission on right track: exit all bidding disputes

Miami commission on right track: exit all bidding disputes

Getting bid protests out of the Miami City Commission’s hair and into the hands of a hearing officer or administrative judge is a logical move that commissioners began with a…

Don’t turn Miami’s city hall into New York’s Tammany Hall

Don’t turn Miami’s city hall into New York’s Tammany Hall

If too many cooks spoil the broth, how many elected city officials will it take to spoil Miami’s professional staff? We might soon find out. A charter review asks that…

Display Miami Circle properly, fund long-term operations

Display Miami Circle properly, fund long-term operations

If Miami history gets too little notice dating from the city’s founding in 1896, it’s nearly invisible for the thousands of years when this was a Native American community. The…

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