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Investigation finds issues with Miami-Dade paratransit contract

Accessibility| June 29, 2015

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.

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

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

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.
Rail| May 1, 2013

Miami-Dade rail installs info monitors for $5.6M

The monitors, now located in several stations, display arrival and departure times for the next three trains and show which line they serve. The monitors will eventually be installed in all 23 Metrorail stations.
Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Being Fabulous Everyday

Most eighth-graders are usually happy enough to go on a field trip; few ever take the reins and actually plan the entire trip, and even fewer parlay that experience into starting their own charter operation by the age of seventeen.
Rail| March 20, 2013

Planned Florida streetcar system approved

The 2.7-mile Fort Lauderdale electric streetcar system, called "The Wave," will operate in part via overhead electrical wires in some areas and by battery power in others

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