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Miami-Dade considers $100M loan to aid transit

Bus| July 7, 2011
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.

Florida begins work on commuter rail project

Rail| July 5, 2011
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.
Rail| March 8, 2011

Fla. could owe feds millions for high-speed rail

Whether or not the Orlando-to-Tampa rail line is actually built, argues U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the state will have to reimburse $110 million to $130 million to the federal government. Nelson also says the project will not cost the state any money.
Rail| March 7, 2011

Fla. Supreme Court: Gov. can reject HSR funds

Ruling on Friday says that Gov. Rick Scott did not violate Florida’s constitution by not accepting the $2.4 billion in federal money that would have funded a proposed high-speed rail system in the state.
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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