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County Hall travel spending soars 56%

Spending on Miami-Dade County employee travel increased 56% last fiscal year from the prior year. Staff spent about $1.78 million on travel in 2012-13, about $640,000 more than 2011-12. That was funded by the general and special revenue…

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…

Light rail is recipe for Miami-Beach link

Light rail makes sense as the transportation method for the beach corridor connection to join downtown Miami and Miami Beach, suggests Miami-Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort. “We need to determine…

Air quality good, but water contamination threatens

Miami-Dade’s air quality is good to excellent but contaminated groundwater sites threaten the county’s water supply, a new report from county officials states. The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources…

Business goes down drain without sewers

Business goes down drain without sewers

Areas without sewer connections in commercial zones are flushing away potential property tax revenue they would create with the right infrastructure, would-be investors say. Sewer systems would mean more buildings,…

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