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Passenger Transportation

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Meet the Cab Drivers Who Want Uber and Lyft in Miami

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Why Taxi Drivers Don't Want Uber in Miami

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Mickey Mouse vs. Micky Arison: Disney Bringing Cruises to Port of Miami

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Rick Scott Kills Jobs by Declining Obama's $2.4 Billion High-Speed Rail Plan

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    MIA Loses Local Travelers, is Still the Soap Opera of The Skies

    Open Air Via Flicker CC​At 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 >>

  • News

    May 7, 2009

    Wackenhut Stands up to Miami-Dade

    Security firm denies ripping off the county and fires back with a $20 million lawsuit.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Obama Announces High Speed Rail Plan, Including a Line in Florida

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008
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    August 15, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Weekly News Wrapup - The Pope, Merging Airlines, and Canceled Concerts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    On Bike Efficiency -- And Pricks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    The Mile-High Snub

    “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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2007

    Look Who's Third World Now

    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 >>

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of September 30 - October 6,2004

    Confusing breastfeeding with lawyering, and getting there by bus

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Critical Mass Transit

    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

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    MIA: A User's Manual

    Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    A Cabbie's Crusade

    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.

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Submarine Politics

    Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    The Last Amtrak

    47 arguments for nationalizing railroad travel

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Calling All Cabbies

    Battered by a corrupt industry, Miami's independent taxi drivers consider unionizing.

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Loud, Proud, and Out of Work

    Miami-Dade bus driver Ezell Robinson has taken issue with his bosses and his union leadership, which may explain why he's now unemployed

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Spoiled Island

    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

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    A Life in Transit

    It's not easy driving a jitney in Miami. If the county regulators don't get you, the freeloaders will.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    DeFede

    The Real Micky Arison

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    February 3, 2000

    The Deep Blue Greed

    The Arison clan built Carnival into a money machine by cleverly avoiding tax laws

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Carnival? Try Criminal

    What happens when a female passenger is assaulted on a cruise ship? Not much.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    The Perfect Scam

    For the workers life is no carnival, believe it or not

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    DeFede

    Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Deadly Cargo

    Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Mullin

    Are Buses for Bozos?

  • News

    July 16, 1998
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    July 2, 1998

    Wheels of Fortune

    Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.

  • News

    April 17, 1997

    Wings and Prayers

    Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion

  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Getting Wasted at 35,000 Feet

    Airlines that service Miami International Airport throw away up to 600 uneaten meals every day

  • News

    July 4, 1996
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    July 4, 1996

    They've Been Workin' on the Railroad

    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.

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Token Ridership

    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.

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    There Oughta Be a Law!

    Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas

  • News

    February 29, 1996
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    February 22, 1996

    Smeared for Takeoff

    American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story

  • News

    January 4, 1996

    Fare Trade

    Ziggy Zilber built a lean, mean, ground-transportation empire, making money and enemies, and working the politicians like a well-oiled machine

  • News

    August 31, 1995

    The Further Importance of Being First

    A distant voice rises in protest: one more tunnel, one last trolley, one final shot at history

  • News

    July 20, 1995

    Bin There, Done That

    Terrorists can't be tempted by Metrorail's trash cans - but what about people who just want to throw something away?

  • News

    April 13, 1995

    First Class All the Way

    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.

  • News

    July 26, 1994

    Drive, She Said

    What's the nicest thing about the trouble-prone new Metromover? The voice of Wendy Ruch.

  • News

    October 14, 1992

    Dead On Arrival, 119 Times Over

    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.

  • News

    June 17, 1992

    The Ships Hit the Fan

    Corri Barrs says there's something you should know about the garbage that's washing up on the shores of Matheson Hammock

  • News

    December 18, 1991
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    August 21, 1991

    Quite a Stretch

    When is a taxi not a taxi? When it's a limousine. And when is a limo legal? Not very often.

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