If you thought Miami-Dade County had nothing left to build at Miami International Airport, think again. Today, Aviation Department Director Jose Abreu will unveil the county's ambitious plan to convert the main terminal into a futuristic hotel and mall that will cost a little more than half-a-billio ... More >>
Open Air Via Flicker CCAt Miami International Airport, somehow, there is always a couple fighting in Spanish. That such a fiery passion wells up alongside colorless cargo packages and old ladies in wheelchairs seems almost magical. It's one of the reasons we recommend arriving early with a box ... More >>
A fight brews over Secure Wrap's county contract at MIA.
Yesterday, I blogged about Secure Wrap of Miami's eight year lock on a Miami International Airport contract to wrap travelers' luggage in a cellophane-type material to deter theft of personal items. The post was based on a recent report by the county's inspector general criticizing the Miami-Dade Av ... More >>
Owing to the laziness of Transportation Security Administration and Miami-Dade County Aviation Department bureacrats, a company with a lucrative venture at Miami International Airport won't be getting any competition anytime soon. For the past eight years, Secure Wrap of Miami has held the exclusive ... More >>
Turns out Miami International Airport bureaucrats aren't so lazy, just a bit slow at fostering competition. Earlier today, I wrote about the Miami-Dade Aviation Department's reluctance to competitively bid the baggage-wrapping concession operated by Secure Wrap of Miami, which has held on to the luc ... More >>
America, meet your new Transportation Secretary (reportedly)! It is Republican Congressman Ray LaHood. Miraculously LaHood did not serve in the Clinton Administration or run against Obama in the primaries like every other member of the Cabinet, but he is a white guy and from Illinois (oops, he's of ... More >>
Not only did Barack Obama pass over Manny Diaz as secretary of HUD, but also he is widely expected to name Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as head of his newly created Office of Urban Policy, another position Diaz was considered in the running for. But with the nasty habit our most powerful l ... More >>
Former Miami Beach mayor visits Books & Books in the Gables.
Close down every church so the true church can begin.