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Ferry service might soon help relieve traffic on causeway

Ferries plying Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach could soon relieve road congestion at little to no tax cost while becoming tourist amenities. Despite the image of cute toys ferrying a few people beside lanes where…

Learn from New York: congestion pricing can build transit

Learn from New York: congestion pricing can build transit

As New York takes the nation’s first step to charge drivers to enter congested areas, other cities will examine doing the same. Congestion-weary Miami should take the lead. Manhattan aims…

Vacillation raises cost of public-private deals to taxpayers

Vacillation raises cost of public-private deals to taxpayers

Fumbled municipal infrastructure deals can trigger festering invisible costs. We’re not targeting rushed no-bid giveaways, like the City of Miami’s pending lease of the Melreese Golf Course for a massive…

County shuts barn door after milking its tax cash cow dry

County shuts barn door after milking its tax cash cow dry

County commissioners have just unanimously decided that, come October, Miami-Dade’s half percent transit tax will for the first time be used the way voters were promised it would. Bravo. Unfortunately,…

Legislation to pry into academic minds gets failing grade

Legislation to pry into academic minds gets failing grade

One of the worst ideas ever to taint Florida’s Legislature surfaced last week: a bill to require that all public Florida universities survey faculty and students about their personal viewpoints.…

Biggest cruise terminals deal ever a public-private win-win

Biggest cruise terminals deal ever a public-private win-win

PortMiami, which is already setting cruise and freight records, is poised to multiply the bounty with the world’s largest contractual guarantee between a cruise line and any seaport. A resolution…

Strong Miami employment numbers track state and nation

Strong Miami employment numbers track state and nation

Mixed signals from external events may complicate a coherent economic outlook for Miami, but one thing is sure: employment is booming today. In interpreting where we’re heading locally, how much…

As Miami’s mobility decreases, we’re fencing ourselves in

As Miami’s mobility decreases, we’re fencing ourselves in

As highway capacity grows more slowly than traffic does and we see such gaps expanding in mass transit too, look down the road at the end game: are live-work-play communities…

Weekend’s traffic jam nightmare a dream for mass transit

Weekend’s traffic jam nightmare a dream for mass transit

If we needed reason to ditch our cars and climb aboard something else, the long Presidents’ Day weekend handed it to us. Unless you stayed home for five days, you…

Lower neighborhood speed limits require tougher policing

Lower neighborhood speed limits require tougher policing

As county officials work to speed traffic flow on major arteries, local officials are pulling the other way to slow traffic on residential streets. These aren’t two engines trying to…

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