"The bus smells like the bologna sandwiches at DCJ," a friend recently quipped. He was sitting next to a woman who kept shouting about Jesus on a seemingly never-ending bus ride to South Beach. "This is wacky, bro."
Indeed it is. But it's that very stench of stale deli meat and those lovable schiz ... More >>
If you're a non-horny commuter who uses the Dade County Route 73 bus, please drop us a line. We're starting to think the only people taking public transportation from Kendall to Miami Lakes are buff, shaved dudes who don't see any problem with trading a litany of carnal favors for a $2 bus ride.
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Last week, The Layover premiered to audible groans of pain...by me. Anthony Bourdain's new travel show had an interesting premise -- what would Tony do if stuck in a city for 24 hours? Unfortunately, the show had a frenetic overly produced feel about it. I disliked the clock counting down t ... More >>
This week, Miami New Times is publishing a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Riptid ... More >>
Miami has a reputation as a big sprawling city with little in the way of public transportation. A proposed new trolley system may change that, somewhat, someday, supposedly. According to Open Media Miami, the City Commission voted last week to allow City Manager Johnny Martinez to start contract ... More >>
You leave work at 5 o'clock, hop on the 836 and at what seems like a snail's pace hop on the Palmetto and, if you're lucky, 60 minutes later you're back home at you're three-bedroom house in Kendall. Miami's traffic problems suck, don't they? Not according to a new study that says South Florida's av ... More >>
Acoustic duo Chicken Little (it typically adds an exclamation point) brings old-time post-punk to an in-store Radio-Active Records show Thursday. How do those two disparate styles mix? Chicken Little's overt Appalachian bluegrass backbone makes the old-timer bit really easy to make out, but one h ... More >>
In Boston, citizen can now download an iPhone app that lets them send their complaints directly to city hall. In Miami, we now have ...um ...text messages and emails to let you know when the Metrorail is down. "The Miami-Dade Transit Rider Alerts system is another example of how we're using the ... More >>
via Tony the Misfit's flickrFor the past four years, Miami has reigned supreme as the U.S. city with the angriest and most aggressive drivers, but not anymore. According to Reuters, New York City has stolen our crown. This year, we didn't even make the top five; we placed seventh. Which is still to ... More >>
After four years of basically taking it lying down, Wackenhut -- the firm contracted to provide security for Miami-Dade Transit -- came out swinging this afternoon at a press conference at the InterContinental, announcing a $20 million lawsuit against the county, which has basically accused the Palm ... More >>
A jury convicted 21-year-old Guillermo Zarabozo for his part in the Joe Cool murders. He'll likely spend the rest of his life in jail. [AP]A 28-year-old man fell to his death from a traffic sign catwalk onto the Palmetto Expressway, possibly while attempting to spray-paint graffiti. [Herald]Could So ... More >>