Two years ago, he serenaded his entrenched opponent, Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, by having Sexy Sax Man play "Careless Whisper" for her during a city commission meeting. He cut a campaign video enumerating his pledges while slamming shots of booze and declared himself de facto leader of a ... More >>
Living in South Beach is like getting gonorrhea: it's all fun and easy until suddenly everything comes to a painful stop. Lately, SoBe residents have woken up to find a foot of foul-smelling water inside their cars. When they bail out their rides, they still face insane traffic jams to the North an ... More >>
"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. ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Security firm denies ripping off the county and fires back with a $20 million lawsuit.
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 >>
Get on board the Beauty Bus
Young for Eternity (Sire)
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
Mass transit trouble and coked-up greyhounds
People's Transportation Plan
Miami-Dade Metrobus Route 3
Pedal pushers and pedestrians vs. cars
In Denmark we really know how to get stoned
Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface
It's not easy driving a jitney in Miami. If the county regulators don't get you, the freeloaders will.
Elizabeth Lanteigne has a few hundred thousand choice words for the county's public-transportation system
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.
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.
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?
What's the nicest thing about the trouble-prone new Metromover? The voice of Wendy Ruch.