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Now that we’ve OK’d our transit plan, let’s start planning

Miami-Dade’s transportation planning runs as late as its buses. Last week commissioners sent to the state a 10-year transit plan that they’d neither studied nor discussed. They were running too late to critique the plan. This week, the…

Unexpected news flash: those lobbyists are citizens too

Unexpected news flash: those lobbyists are citizens too

Lobbyists have rights too. That’s hard to say with a straight face if you watch governments here. Some very visible lobbyists and their cousins the political fundraisers have for so…

Time-out lets city do right thing at Miami Marine Stadium

Time-out lets city do right thing at Miami Marine Stadium

Give credit where it’s due: Miami’s commission was on target when it sidetracked a revival of Miami Marine Stadium. The deal came out of the blue, changed too fast and…

As traffic clogs, mass transit many days late, dollars short

As traffic clogs, mass transit many days late, dollars short

Last week’s heated county debate over bias on gender identity ran so long that it wiped out a subsequent meeting on transit that presented three moving issues of its own.…

County hall tiptoes toward vital watershed change of focus

County hall tiptoes toward vital watershed change of focus

Nine hours into a meeting last week, commissioners voting to begin a $200,000 study that could lead to their most vital action in decades leaked revealing thoughts. Miami-Dade, one said,…

Transit planners on right track to halt streetcar express

Transit planners on right track to halt streetcar express

Miami-Dade transportation planners were right on track when they sidetracked support for a streetcar system. It was the right track whether or not streetcars would really aid mobility, or whether…

City is ‘all aboard’ to combat Economic Enemy #1, gridlock

City is ‘all aboard’ to combat Economic Enemy #1, gridlock

Wonder why Miami Today last week in a single edition printed seven major articles targeting Miami’s transportation needs? If so, you should have joined several hundred real estate brokers that…

County on road to add to shameful transit funds hijackings

County on road to add to shameful transit funds hijackings

Miami-Dade commissioners are poised for their final hijacking of funds targeted to add vital transit. Flying so low under the radar that a Miami Today article was the sole mention,…

County flies full circle to land a small slice of airport pizza

County flies full circle to land a small slice of airport pizza

In the end, Miami-Dade County got the order right. A pizza maker who was cut out of a lease at Miami International Airport because hot pizza smells like pizza has…

Use technology to make murky ballot issues transparent

Use technology to make murky ballot issues transparent

On election day, reflect on the adage “never buy a pig in a poke” – know what you’re buying before you say yes. We try to do that when we…

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