In the months since Uber and Lyft have set up shop in Miami and sparked a war of fines and impounded cars with the county commission, the battle lines have seemed fairly obvious. Commissioners -- backed by a powerful union of cab owners and medallion-holders -- oppose changing regulations to let in ... More >>
Ashton Kutcher made an unplanned cameo during a Florida Senate Transportation Committee meeting two weeks ago. Uber representatives presented a clip of the Two and Half Men star and Uber investor on Jimmy Kimmel Live blasting Miami for not changing longstanding laws to accommodate the upstart car se ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
The Obama administration was set to spend $2.4 billion to build a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando in a project that would have created thousands of jobs, but Governor Rick Scott has drowned the plan in a big pot of ideological tea killing all those jobs with it. Now, some other sta ... 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 >>
Security firm denies ripping off the county and fires back with a $20 million lawsuit.
via The White HouseCertain wingnuts think President Obama was born in Africa? Have they ever thought he might actually be European? First he tries and brings small bits of "socialism" that have been hall mark of many healthy, European democracies for decade, then he tries to shove soccer down our th ... More >>
Pope Visit - Pope Benedict XVI visited the U.S. Tuesday in what is deemed to be a historic a visit. He said he is ashamed of "pedophile priests," but some catholics are demanding more action. Delta, NWA Merge - Delta and Northwest Airlines settled on a deal to merge that would make them the larges ... More >>
The Bike Blog is pleased to see the many comments on our recent bike feature. What with the back and forth, we did want to clarify one point of fact. After being called “a prick,” for remarking that bicyclists should “just get out of the way of those of us who have things to do,” the comme ... More >>
“Celebrity chefs bring plane food to new heights” blared the business section headline in Saturday’s Miami Herald. Charlie Trotter, Todd English, and our own Michelle Bernstein are highlighted in the article as pioneers of haute in-flight cuisine -- and also as harbingers of “the airline i ... More >>
Someone else is throwing around the "third world" moniker in relation to Miami - and this time, it's a businessman who has extensive dealings with the city. According to Miami Today, Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Bob Dickinson said Miami's port facilities are "third world" and that construction of t ... More >>
Confusing breastfeeding with lawyering, and getting there by bus
This Miami-Dade Transit special report is brought to you by the letters K, L, and S and by the numbers 3, 11, and 27
Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.
Javier Peña is a maverick cabbie on a mission to turn the notorious Miami taxi industry into a respectable profession. So far he's been threatened, shot at, fined, and fired. In other words, he's making progress.
Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface
47 arguments for nationalizing railroad travel
Battered by a corrupt industry, Miami's independent taxi drivers consider unionizing.
Miami-Dade bus driver Ezell Robinson has taken issue with his bosses and his union leadership, which may explain why he's now unemployed
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
It's not easy driving a jitney in Miami. If the county regulators don't get you, the freeloaders will.
The Real Micky Arison
The Arison clan built Carnival into a money machine by cleverly avoiding tax laws
What happens when a female passenger is assaulted on a cruise ship? Not much.
For the workers life is no carnival, believe it or not
Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami
Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.
Are Buses for Bozos?
Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.
Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion
Airlines that service Miami International Airport throw away up to 600 uneaten meals every day
For a hundred years the FEC Railway has been chugging up and down Florida's east coast. The next hundred years shouldn't be much different.
Metrobus is Dade's most effective public transportation. But when it comes to funding, the bus system and its patrons always get taken for a ride.
Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas
American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story
Ziggy Zilber built a lean, mean, ground-transportation empire, making money and enemies, and working the politicians like a well-oiled machine
A distant voice rises in protest: one more tunnel, one last trolley, one final shot at history
Terrorists can't be tempted by Metrorail's trash cans - but what about people who just want to throw something away?
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
What's the nicest thing about the trouble-prone new Metromover? The voice of Wendy Ruch.
Indonesian crab-eating macaques are favored by medical researchers. But if Miami primate dealer Matthew Block's late-August shipment was bound for the lab, it never got that far.
Corri Barrs says there's something you should know about the garbage that's washing up on the shores of Matheson Hammock
When is a taxi not a taxi? When it's a limousine. And when is a limo legal? Not very often.