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Too much time in permitting is too little money for Miami

We used to learn by the grapevine that getting a building permit was slower in one city than another. For example, we always heard that Coral Gables could take seemingly forever to get a small project…

Without police, a 25 mph residential limit could still be 50

Without police, a 25 mph residential limit could still be 50

Just as traffic jams on main roads get worse, Miami city commissioners are to vote next month on whether to reduce speed limits in many neighborhoods to 25 miles per…

Get a leaders council ready: we can’t dodge bullets forever

Get a leaders council ready: we can’t dodge bullets forever

We just dodged a bullet. Hurricane Matthew went elsewhere. We might dodge another next month. Maybe thousands of Haitian refugees won’t bear diseases spawned by the same hurricane. We might…

Get heavy hitters into the game for ballpark aerial transit

Get heavy hitters into the game for ballpark aerial transit

The game of linking 5,500 Marlins Park parking spots to car-choked downtown’s Government Center via aerial cable is in early innings, too late for 2017’s All-Star Game here but still…

Aerial transit to ballpark could be home run for community

Aerial transit to ballpark could be home run for community

A feasibility study has pinpointed cost-effective, no-wait transit for a niche Miami market that would maximize current resources while acting as a pilot for other micro mobility gains. The Metropolitan…

Airbnb can produce pluses via more visitors, hotel profits

Miami Beach’s battle against Airbnb looks familiar. Didn’t we just fight that war against Uber and Lyft? If so, let’s make the likely outcome as positive for all as possible.…

Don’t leave a creative solution to transit sitting at the station

Don’t leave a creative solution to transit sitting at the station

A creative proposal to fund six light rail lines to fill out Miami-Dade’s transit skeleton and loosen gridlock’s economic chokehold has too much potential to sidetrack. It should be a…

Get county out of horse-and-buggy era of local preferences

Get county out of horse-and-buggy era of local preferences

Miami-Dade commissioners this week are moving to better administer bad policy. They want to tighten the definition of local companies so that they can funnel more county contracts to local…

Timing perfect to look at Beacon Council-chamber merger

Timing perfect to look at Beacon Council-chamber merger

The Beacon Council’s annual meeting Oct. 13 will change chairmen and discuss a CEO hunt. Miami will be best served if members also broach some form of merger with the…

End of the line for long-promised Metrorail expansions

End of the line for long-promised Metrorail expansions

The first three of 136 cars to replace the entire Metrorail fleet are being built just as county officials tell us that forever-promised lines that would make the Metrorail fully…

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