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Miami-Dade adds free wireless service

Bus| March 2, 2011
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.

Fla. Gov. gives rail advocates hope

Rail| February 22, 2011
Backers of the proposed Orlando-to-Tampa high-speed rail line fought last week to restore funding rejected by the Governor, asking to divert the money to a regional group. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has given the advocates until Friday to come up with a new plan.
Bus| January 13, 2011

Miami-Dade to improve transit accounting practices

After a preliminary audit issued by the FTA claimed that Miami-Dade Transit didn’t properly account for fare collections or follow rules for using federal money, which resulted in the suspendion of $180 million in grants, the County hired consultants to correct its procedures.
Bus| December 2, 2010

FTA suspends Miami-Dade funds access

The Administration raised concerns about how the transit agency is spending and accounting for funds drawn from a pool of approximately $182 million in grant money. Miami-Dade Transit Director Harpal Kapoor says the agency is addressing financial control issues and taking corrective action.
Bus| August 10, 2010

Miami airport extension progressing

The AirportLink is a 2.4-mile extension of Miami-Dade Transit's Metrorail, an elevated 22.6-mile rail line that serves downtown Miami, as well as communities in southern and northern Miami-Dade County.
Bus| June 29, 2010

Miami-Dade launches commuter bus, airport to Miami Beach services

Project funded by a $63 million federal grant that also paid for 60-foot-long, 60-seater fuel-efficient hybrid buses to run transit service in the express lanes.
Rail| June 16, 2010

Miami-Dade renames airport rail project

MDT's "AirportLink" is scheduled to open in spring 2012.
Rail| April 13, 2010

Stantec designs DART, Miami-Dade signaling systems

As part of the DART signaling system, Stantec is adding new software and hardware to support the new power switch interlocking system, which essentially governs the signals to trains that indicate whether it is safe to pass through upcoming intersections. The team will also test the system to make sure it operates safely before the new station opens.
Rail| March 17, 2010

HNTB, Wilbur Smith Assoc. to manage Fla. HSR

The team will provide overall program support and oversight for planning, design, public outreach, vehicle and systems integration, operations, construction, project controls and procurement of all contracts on the Florida high-speed rail program.
Bus| February 11, 2010

Florida Marlins to promote public transit

Players will ride the entire Metrorail line on Feb. 12, stopping at South Miami and Tri-Rail stations. Marlins representatives will distribute free 1-Day Passes on EASY Tickets.

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