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Miami creates mass transit trust fund

Government Issues| October 23, 2015

Commissioner Francis Suarez began pushing for the trust fund several months ago as the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority sought $69 million from public entities to bring Tri-Rail trains downtown.

New Miami-Dade transit head wants to make city 'car-optional'

Management & Operations| August 4, 2015

Alice Bravo admits it's a long-term goal, but in the near future, she wants to create a system that can monitor intersection congestion and adapt on a moment’s notice depending upon traffic flow to optimize efficiency.

Rail| July 9, 2015

All Aboard Florida awards contract for Orlando Int'l Airport rail line

Archer Western’s existing work with All Aboard Florida and the Orlando International Airport creates added efficiencies for the privately-funded passenger-rail project.

Accessibility| June 29, 2015

Investigation finds issues with Miami-Dade paratransit contract

At various times, the county paid too much when prices should have decreased, missed deadlines to seek damages from its contractor for alleged substandard performance and failed to accurately calculate the most basic of contract functions — cost of living adjustments.

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

Paratransit firm in $400K dispute with Miami-Dade County

Transportation America’s 5-year, $208 million contract states the county will withhold the disputed amounts from the company while the dispute is resolved. But, transit officials say they are conceding to TA attorneys who claim the contract language is ambiguous and letting the company hold the cash.

Bus| March 27, 2014

Mobile Surveillance Helping Transit Agencies Operate More Efficiently

While often being used to provide driver and passenger safety, solutions can offer even more capabilities, such as improving headways, with the film itself also able to be used as a training tool.

Bus| August 6, 2013

Miami-Dade Transit may convert bus fleet to CNG

Plans to acquire up to 300 CNG buses as part of its bus replacement plan in the coming years, along with the infrastructure required to fuel and maintain them.
Rail| June 26, 2013

Miami Heat parade helps Tri-Rail set ridership record

Most trains operated at or near capacity. Special four-car sets were operated to accommodate the anticipated overflow crowd.
Rail| May 9, 2013

Miami-Dade adds more LCD information displays

Provide passengers with train arrival and departure times for the next three trains and show which trains serve the Green Line and which serve the Orange Line.
Motorcoach| May 7, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Expansion Efforts in Effect

People from all over the world come to Florida, so Brian Scott, vice president of Escot Bus Lines, has to think far beyond his Tampa-Orlando service area.

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