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Bombardier to equip Florida’s SunRail project

Rail| July 22, 2011
The Florida Department of Transportation ordered 14 BiLevel railcars. The contract is valued at approximately $41 million. Deliveries are planned between May and August 2013.

FTA frees frozen stimulus funds for Miami-Dade Transit

Bus| July 19, 2011
Agency will receive $72.6 million as it works toward addressing concerns raised in an ongoing FTA audit.
Bus| July 7, 2011

Miami-Dade considers $100M loan to aid transit

County commissioners may authorize an emergency $100 million bridge loan for the struggling Miami-Dade Transit so it can continue work on key capital projects.
Rail| July 5, 2011

Florida begins work on commuter rail project

SunRail will run along a 61-mile stretch of existing rail freight tracks in Central Florida. The major funding partners for the project are the Florida Department of Transportation, the FTA, Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Osceola counties and the city of Orlando. The first phase, at 31-miles, will serve 12 stations.
Bus| June 28, 2011

Miami-Dade honored for eco-friendly, efficient bus route

The Kendall Cruiser uses nine diesel-electric hybrid buses equipped with Wi-Fi on the heavily traveled east-west corridor.
Bus| June 24, 2011

Miami-Dade Transit faces service cuts amid financial woes

County Hall may soon cut services to Metrorail, Metrobus and Metromover if the transit agency’s financial crisis, spurred by a cutoff of FTA funding, doesn’t end soon.
Bus| April 26, 2011

Miami-Dade Bus Fleet Enhancements Help Curb Costs, Emissions

Five new Gillig 40-foot low-floor diesel-electric hybrid buses, which entered service in mid-April, are expected to deliver 30 percent fuel savings. The vehicles feature beltless alternators, where the electrical system pulls power from the hybrid batteries, and independent alternators feed power to the air-conditioning systems.

Accessibility| April 26, 2011

Miami-Dade Transit director stepping down

Harpal Kapoor is leaving his position after failing to restore federal funds that were suspended since last November.
Bus| March 10, 2011

French Trade Commission visits Florida

The goals for the mission were to better understand Florida's transportation needs, understand how commuter rail and local transit improvements can improve transportation for Floridians, and discover how the visiting French companies can assist.
Bus| March 2, 2011

Miami-Dade adds free wireless service

By expanding free wireless accessibility on Metrorail and Metromover, and some of the county's most popular express commuter bus routes, Mayor Alvarez said transit riders can enjoy a better transit experience, which could equate to fewer cars on the road and a more sustainable community.

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