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Bus drivers need a new way of working – like showing up

As Miami-Dade tries to fund more mass transit, what we already have is bleeding riders because of poor service and faltering equipment.County officials blame fund shortages, but they’re spending tens of millions a year that could…

A timely and wise route to more great candidates for office

A timely and wise route to more great candidates for office

Commissioner Dennis Moss’s concept that an independent body set salaries for Miami-Dade’s mayor and commissioners couldn’t be wiser, or more timely. It couldn’t be wiser because officials shouldn’t seek raises…

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.…

Connectivity key in building our next generation economy

Connectivity key in building our next generation economy

  Amazon’s announcement that the company will build a second headquarters in North America led to almost every major city across the US scrambling to put together the best package…

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…

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