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Miami Beach Set To Consider Underground Transportation Tunnels

Miami Beach planners could be directed to study the possibility of building underground tunnels to help alleviate traffic in the city, according to an item on the July 28 city commission agenda. The city would join several other local governments considering building underground. Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Miami-Dade County are...
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Miami-Dade to temporarily close NW 17th Avenue Bridge for repairs

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade County officials will temporarily close the Northwest 17th Avenue Bridge to traffic in order to repair a mechanical malfunction. According to the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works, crews will close the bridge beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The road closure will extend from...
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Miami-Dade County seeks full-time bus operators

Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is seeking applicants for the position of Full-Time Bus Operator. Applications are being accepted now until Saturday, July 31. Those interested in applying can do so via the Miami-Dade County jobs website. Becoming a full-time Bus Operator with Miami-Dade Transit includes...

Protesters for a free Cuba shut down Palmetto Expressway in Miami-Dade County

MIAMI (CBS12) — Protesters have taken to the streets to push for a free Cuba, shutting down part of the Palmetto Expressway near Coral Way. The demonstrators are not walking on the highway, but blocking the road, CBS Miami reports. All northbound lanes are blocked between Coral Way and 8th Street and all southbound lanes are blocked between Coral Way and Bird Road.

Tri-Rail milestone: 100 millionth rider

Tri-Rail carried its 100 millionth rider July 9, although it’s still not at full capacity from the pandemic recovery. At 92%, Tri-Rail is running from all 18 cities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. “We kept running throughout the pandemic,” said Steven Abrams, executive director at the South Florida...
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15-year-old taxis on road to county’s fountain of youth

Taxi owners may benefit from an ordinance to re-establish a two-year pilot program that would allow taxi models 15 years old or less to continue operating on Miami-Dade roads. The original plan, sponsored by Rebeca Sosa, was implemented back in 2019 and expired on February 15, 2021. On Tuesday of...
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Miami-Dade County moves forward in acquiring more electric buses

Miami-Dade County has issued a Notice to Proceed on a landmark fleet electrification project with U.S.-based electric vehicle technology company Proterra. This project builds on the county’s commitment on transportation electrification by expanding its electric Metrobus fleet to include an additional 42 buses, bringing the total to 75 electric Proterra buses and 75 Proterra chargers that will be installed across three bus depots.
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Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in partnership with FRRC

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in partnership with FRRC brought the “Free the Vote” bus tour. In partnership with Miami-Dade County, OIC of South Florida, Career Source South Florida (FRRC), and the Florida Justice Center, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) put together the “Free the Vote” bus tour in Miami. This event was held to empower all returning citizens in Florida by removing the systematic barriers to reentering society.
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It's Hurricane Season; Get Prepared

Hurricane Season just arrived with heavy rains and winds; therefore, prevention and awareness are two keywords Florida residents should consider from June 1 through November 30, 2021. This year, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects 3 to 5 major hurricanes category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher ( Thus, the community has to be prepared, and Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) offers excellent safety tips to consider preventing undesirable consequences.
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Expressways war costs us opportunity to save $170 million

A two-year legal battle with the state over five expressways has cost $170 million in opportunities to cut the costs that toll payers finance, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) says. With interest averaging 2%, the authority could have refinanced debt and paid off its projects faster, saving $170 million had...
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US kicks in more for 75 Miami-Dade electric buses

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works is set to be awarded $4.75 million by the US Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration in continuing efforts to purchase 75 new electric buses. Improving service reliability and air quality for the community, the grant, which is being funded by...
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Miami-Dade County along with the U.S. Coast Guard to lock down drawbridges ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Elsa

Miami-Dade County will begin the process of locking down drawbridges in the County at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 4 ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Elsa. The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will lock down all drawbridges over the Miami River and Intracoastal Waterway in advance of expected tropical storm-force winds of 39 MPH. These bridges will stay closed to marine navigation once lockdowns are complete and will remain closed for the duration of severe weather and until the drawbridges and waterways can be assessed for damages.