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Profile: Joel Volinski, Director, National Center for Transportation Research

Management & Operations| May 31, 2017

When Joel Volinski accepted a job as the interim director of Florida’s Broward County Transit Agency in 1983, he had never ridden on a public transit bus. “Here I was, the person who knew less about the subject than anyone, and suddenly I was directing the biggest agency in county government,” he tells me, leaning back in his leather chair. “So you have to have a sense of humor, and you have to be kind of a quick study.”

Brightline unveils West Palm Beach station

Rail| May 24, 2017

The privately funded express inter-city passenger rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando.

Rail| May 17, 2017

Miami-Dade cutting Metrorail service hours

The cutbacks on Metrorail follow an announced plan to eliminate stops on some bus routes and contract out others to save money. Metrorail ridership is down about 6% this year, while bus boardings are down about 10%.

Rail| April 26, 2017

Sunrail explores other modes for proposed airport link

The high cost of heavy commuter rail trains is the reason for the debate.

Rail| March 29, 2017

Fla. House pulls high-speed rail safety bill

The bill, which would require high-speed rail companies to install PTC and pay for fencing along section of its tracks where pedestrians could be at risk, was set to be taken up by the state Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee but was “temporarily postponed.”

Mobility| January 26, 2017

Miami-Dade getting free Wi-Fi at 300 kiosks, buses, trains

Hailing it as the first step in developing one of the nation’s first fully integrated smart city ecosystems.

Rail| January 12, 2017

Fla.'s Brightline unveils first completed Siemens trainset

Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its new railroad operations facility, Workshop b, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Management & Operations| January 11, 2017

Miami-Dade tapped to host AT&T's first smart cities ops center

In collaboration with its alliance member Hitachi, AT&T will be deploying public safety solutions, including remote monitoring and more efficient operations solutions for police and public safety officials and reliable data to help inform decision making around urban transportation planning.

Government Issues| December 22, 2016

Miami-Dade might allow alcohol ads in exchange for free Wi-Fi

The deal is part of the county's negotiation with Massachusetts-based company, CIVIQ Smartscapes, which would provide free Wi-Fi and kiosks to the county at no expense.

Management & Operations| December 20, 2016

Miami-Dade Transit adding 'smart' kiosks, digital ads

Civiq negotiated a 15-year deal with Miami-Dade officials to install up to 300 of the kiosks at bus stops and Metrorail stations across the county.

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