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A final year to flush out government waste

Bill Johnson, former director of PortMiami, isn’t going to end his nearly 35-year career with Miami-Dade County quietly. The new director of the Water and Sewer Department presented his agenda and goals for the…

County asks, is excellence passé

County asks, is excellence passé

Miami-Dade County’s logo and its “Delivering Excellence Every Day” slogan might soon change. Commissioner Juan Zapata suggested an upgrade – a move the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is…

Airline demand trumps glitzy airport mall

Airline demand trumps glitzy airport mall

Demand for gates at Miami International Airport is so high that the county is likely to abandon plans to convert its aged Central Terminal into a cutting-edge shopping mall and…

Big 836 traffic change coming

Big 836 traffic change coming

State and local authorities are developing major roadway projects all over Miami-Dade County, and the biggest is still under way and producing new traffic shifts: the 836-826 Interchange. The reconstruction…

India, Colombia seek Miami airport’s consulting

India, Colombia seek Miami airport’s consulting

Since its creation in March, the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department’s consulting business has been contacted by five foreign entities that have inquired about its services, the department said. The MIA…

Florida gives economic development spotlight

Florida has taken a more active role in pursuing economic development in the past few years, the state’s Secretary of Commerce and President and CEO of Enterprise Florida says. Gray…

Bridge repairs $68 million, counting interest

Bridge repairs $68 million, counting interest

County issuance of up to $34 million in bonds for Rickenbacker Causeway improvements is going to cost nearly twice that amount. On Oct. 22, commissioners adopted on first reading a…

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

The man who wrote the books on the area’s transit history is adding his voice to conversations about its future. Seth H. Bramson, company historian for Florida East Coast Railway…

Bus tracking system rolling in

Bus tracking system rolling in

Miami-Dade’s Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust approved last week a $17.68 million proposed contract to install trackers on county buses. The deal with Clever Devices Ltd. would use transportation surtax funds…

State incentives reclaiming city land

State incentives reclaiming city land

Garden apartments are among the developments sprouting on former polluted sites, thanks to a growing brownfield movement backed by state incentives. Cleanup is expensive, but supporters say those willing to…

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