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Fla.'s Palm Tran names Forbes as new executive director

Management & Operations| November 5, 2015

Most recently, Clinton Forbes served as VP, operations, for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, overseeing 860 employees.

Proposed fare increase could strap neediest Fla. county residents

Accessibility| November 2, 2015

Manatee county officials are proposing increasing its Handy Bus paratransit services from $2 to $3 each way, as well as proposing rate increases for transportation disadvantaged services and veterans transportation.

Management & Operations| October 29, 2015

PSTA CEO named head of Florida transportation group

The appointment of Brad Miller was announced during the Florida Public Transportation Association’s annual meeting, held this week (Oct. 25 to 28) in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Management & Operations| October 27, 2015

CEOs talk bus vs. rail for Miami-Dade County

Plans for a new rapid bus system to expand public transit as a low-cost alternative to Metrorail in the area prompted the Miami Herald to ask local CEOs there thoughts on which mode is more desirable.

Government Issues| October 23, 2015

Miami creates mass transit trust fund

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.

Management & Operations| August 4, 2015

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

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.

Motorcoach| July 2, 2015

Man jumps out of Greyound bus, dies

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 36-year-old man opened a window on the left side of the bus and jumped for unknown reasons. He was then taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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.

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