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Build transit on a smart track with clear focus, paid rides

Transit in Miami-Dade might soon roll toward a sidetrack reminiscent of a 2002 trip to a bait-and-switch tax that bought little new rail while roads congested. Some county commissioners are talking about making all transit free, funded…

The latest disconnect: two rail systems where one is vital

The latest disconnect: two rail systems where one is vital

We’ll never add to Miami-Dade County’s mobility if every government keeps going its own way, with nobody making sure that we connect transit modes. Last week we lamented that 28…

We must link 28 disconnected, mostly-free transit systems

We must link 28 disconnected, mostly-free transit systems

Metropolitan mass transit is hard enough to stitch together when it all reports to a single agency. Imagine how hard it must be when 28 governments each do their own…

A port in a storm: cling tightly to PortMiami’s vital land

A port in a storm: cling tightly to PortMiami’s vital land

Mayor Carlos Gimenez injected reason into hot debate over the southwest corner of PortMiami by recommending that commissioners sink any plans to develop the site until the port figures out…

Let’s be frank: debates are no way to discover a president

Let’s be frank: debates are no way to discover a president

Our presidential debates are more talent shows than measurements of candidates’ merits to lead the free world. Candidates seem to be auditioning for entertainment jobs. You almost expect network interviewers…

To persuade Gus to hop back on the bus, upscale its image

To persuade Gus to hop back on the bus, upscale its image

In 1975 Paul Simon wrote the enduring lyrics “Hop on the bus, Gus.” Enduring elsewhere, but not in Miami-Dade, where we’re hopping off the bus by the millions. Despite traffic…

Instead of tennis crying about moving out, look around first

Instead of tennis crying about moving out, look around first

What’s the only line by Tom Hanks that anyone remembers from the 1992 baseball movie “A League of Their Own”? All together now: “There’s no crying in baseball!” It’s time…

Fair can be forced out only at high cost, so keep talks going

Fair can be forced out only at high cost, so keep talks going

County Commissioner Juan Zapata’s campaign to force the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition off county land and out of his district seems inexplicable for many reasons. As we reported last…

Projects around stations as vital as the trains themselves

Projects around stations as vital as the trains themselves

Two heartening reports in Miami Today last week focused on pro-jects planned around Metro-rail stations. Unfortunately, most remain just plans rather than apartments, condos, retail and offices. As auto traffic…

$90,000 county commission raise would be a gift to us all

$90,000 county commission raise would be a gift to us all

What could be a better Christmas gift for the people of Miami-Dade than increasing our county commissioners’ pay 16 times over? That’s right – it would be a gift to…

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