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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…

Transit progress is slower than the ride, as are answers

Transit progress is slower than the ride, as are answers

Eight years ago the county sought bids to replace its creaky Metrorail fleet, built in 1983. This week officials will welcome the first new train. Barring more delays, all 136…

Commissioners are right: stamp out those no-bid contracts

Commissioners are right: stamp out those no-bid contracts

It’s wasteful that one-sixth of all Miami-Dade product and service contracts have no competing bids. Government contracts without competition cost taxpayers more. The trend is for most governments, not just…

Time for new mayors to use lessons they learned from dad

Time for new mayors to use lessons they learned from dad

Miami-Dade’s iconic cities have just elected new mayors who got head starts learning the job: each attorney is son of a mayor of his city and has gained valued lessons…

Wage slowpoke Miami suddenly leads the national pack

Wage slowpoke Miami suddenly leads the national pack

The labor market puzzle just got more perplexing. Job demand is growing, unemployment is falling, yet wages seem stuck in place. Or are they? “Jobs Rebound, Wages Stand Still” was…

Miami’s traffic riddle has no one solution, yet it has many

Miami’s traffic riddle has no one solution, yet it has many

As we struggle to map out an easy path to mobility in a rapidly congesting Miami, let me deliver the bad news: no single solution serves us all. But that’s…

Support bid to save money by paying commissioners more

Support bid to save money by paying commissioners more

A team studying Miami-Dade’s charter has wisely voted for fair commission pay. What should be an easy step to join Florida’s other 66 counties that use a state pay scale…

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