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State Surprises County With 100 Million Metrorail Grant

Miami-Dade County's mass-transit aspirations got a boost last week when the Florida Department of Transportation appropriated $100 million for a Metrorail extension to Miami International Airport.…

Us Handdelivers 29 Million To Regional Transit Board

US Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta stopped in in South Florida on Tuesday to formally recognize the new Regional Transportation Authority and award a $29 million grant.…

Panel Organizing Campaign For Referendum On Aviation Authority

A full-force public campaign is under way to create an independent aviation authority even after the issue was blocked last year by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. …

Grove Marina Expected To Be Completed By End Of Year

Coconut Grove should have a new full-service marina by the end of the year, easing congestion at the county's other facilities.…

Rumsfeld Meets With Leadership At Southcom

US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld visited US Southern Command last week during his trip to Miami-Dade County.…

Tolls Could Rise On Four Miamidade Highways

Tolls could rise 25 cents for cars and $1 for semi-trucks on four highways next month if the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority has its way.…

Voters May Be Able To Elect Property Appraiser

Voters could have the opportunity to elect the county's property appraiser if a referendum is approved by Miami-Dade County commissioners.…

County Says Performing Arts Center Will Open In 2006

Now planning for a 2006 grand opening of the Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami, county officials and contractors are finalizing an opening date, Assistant County Manager Bill Johnson said…

Countys Costs For Transit Security Continue To Mount

Miami-Dade County has been paying a higher price for private security on its transit systems since 9/11 and the beginning of a voter-mandated transit expansion. …

Miami Airports Key Priority Improve Efficiency

Miami International Airport's $4.8 billion expansion program is expected to make the airport more efficient and attractive to low-fare carriers.…