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Pandemic transportation changes could become permanent

Pandemic transportation changes could become permanent

Miami-Dade’s transportation picture has been in flux since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and many changes – including new safety strictures, increased telecommuting and a rise in non-motorized mobility…

PortMiami, cruise lines huddle as new sailings near

PortMiami, cruise lines huddle as new sailings near

All eyes at the “Cruise Capital of the World” are on July 24, when cruise lines could again begin operations following a 100-day no-sail order from the Centers for Disease…

As freight demand grows, truck parking shortage serious

As freight demand grows, truck parking shortage serious

Around this time last year, when Amazon outpaced Walmart as the world’s largest retailer on Forbes’ annual Global 2000 list, it marked a sea change in commerce. For the first…

Paco Vélez: Leads Feeding South Florida food bank in economic crisis

Paco Vélez: Leads Feeding South Florida food bank in economic crisis

Paco  Vélez’s path to leading Feeding South Florida was born of serendipity, when an acquaintance who took note of his work ethic at a standardized testing center and offered him…

New Miami International Airport hotel on the runway

New Miami International Airport hotel on the runway

Miami-Dade has launched a process that by November could see a deal for the first new hotel at Miami International Airport (MIA) in 60-plus years take flight, but without the…

Alex Rodriguez-Roig: Looks for two expansions at growing Boys & Girls Clubs

Alex Rodriguez-Roig: Looks for two expansions at growing Boys & Girls Clubs

For close to 17 years, Alex Rodriguez-Roig has charted the course for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, overseeing the operations of five locations across the county that together serve…

Tri-Rail locked out of downtown while Brightline is shut

Tri-Rail locked out of downtown while Brightline is shut

Several steps remain before Tri-Rail can run on Brightline tracks to MiamiCentral Station downtown, which at earliest will happen next year but could take longer due to coronavirus-related complications, Tri-Rail…

Miami-Dade backs bill for US bottled water tax

Miami-Dade backs bill for US bottled water tax

A proposed federal tax on water bottling companies that tap into public water supplies now has the backing of Miami-Dade’s lawmaking body. County commissioners threw their support this month behind…

Miami-Dade emergency task force still has yet to meet

Miami-Dade emergency task force still has yet to meet

Vacancies on a task force to help pull Miami-Dade out of economic peril unofficially shrank from eight members to four since last week, according to county records and some responsible…

Paycheck Protection Program loans require smart steps by recipients

Paycheck Protection Program loans require smart steps by recipients

Banks issuing loans to businesses in need of aid during the pandemic are still awaiting more details on forgiveness. In the meantime, they’re taking smart steps to make matters easy…

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