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Esteban Bovo Jr., new county commission chair, aims to fast-track transit

Esteban Bovo Jr., county commission vice chair and chair of the Transit and Mobility Services Committee, was chosen commission chair Tuesday by an 8-5 vote. Time limits that commissioners recently established obligate them to work fast and…

Miami-Dade’s bus on-time performance turns corner

Miami-Dade’s bus on-time performance turns corner

Miami-Dade’s bus on-time performance wavered a bit at the start of the year and then improved progressively from May to July by 4.9%, a trend the county’s transportation chief says…

Brightline service advances with locomotive test

Brightline service advances with locomotive test

The promise of Brightline bullet-train service from Miami to Orlando advanced last week as the first locomotive successfully completed initial track testing at the Siemens manufacturing facility in Sacramento, CA.…

Agricultural Patrol may use amphibious all-terrain vehicles

Agricultural Patrol may use amphibious all-terrain vehicles

The county police department’s Agricultural Patrol might soon be doing much of its work in patrolling about 440 square miles of land via amphibious all-terrain vehicles. County commissioners this week…

Gas tax might fund specific transportation needs

Gas tax might fund specific transportation needs

Miami-Dade’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) might consider taking a page from Orlando’s book to secure funding for specific transportation needs. MetroPlan Orlando, that area’s transportation planning organization, has come to…

Metrorail is too costly for Miami’s future

Metrorail is too costly for Miami’s future

Elevated Metrorail is extremely costly to build, county officials say, so street-level light rail seems best for Miami-Dade’s future transit. Transit officials are looking more at light rail for six…

Test track two years late for 132 Metrorail cars

Test track two years late for 132 Metrorail cars

Miami-Dade still awaits a two-year-late testing track and expanded yard for 132 replacement Metrorail cars, the impact of which transit officials and the contractor have been analyzing. Munilla Construction Management…

Multi-axle vehicles take a heavy toll on Miami-Dade roads

Multi-axle vehicles take a heavy toll on Miami-Dade roads

Multi-axle vehicles and trailers affect traffic and take a heavy toll on pavement surfaces in Miami-Dade County, a recent report states, which the county’s Department of Transportation and Public Works…

Plans for Tri-Rail’s downtown link on track

Plans for Tri-Rail’s downtown link on track

With most of the partner agreements in place, final details are being smoothed out for Tri-Rail commuter service to steam into downtown Miami before the end of next year. “We…

Miami-Dade MPO gives Beach Corridor project Priority 1 status

Miami-Dade MPO gives Beach Corridor project Priority 1 status

The Beach Corridor project, which aims to connect Miami to Miami Beach with public transit, is quickly moving forward, despite the latter city’s controversial decision to explore a locally funded…

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