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Transportation

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Miami Renews Push for Streetcar System in Urban Core

    Miami may be looking to the past for its public transportation future. In the '20s and '30s, streetcars zoomed through the city of Miami, and now city commissioners have renewed a push to bring them back. According to Miami Today, the plan had gained steam back in 2006 but lost priority after the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Should Miami Have More Late-Night Public Transit Options?

    Miami is a late-night city. Bars are open until 5 a.m. and even later in the Entertainment District. But the public transit system, which gets its deserved criticism in the daytime, shuts down almost completely after midnight. Only the bus is an option. That leaves Miamians traveling to and from clu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Miami Public Transportation Ridership Up 2.3 Percent; Metrorail Ridership Up Over 10 Percent

    The popularity of public transit in Miami-Dade still lags behind several comparable counties, but Miami-Dade Transit saw a healthy bump in ridership in 2013, according to a new report from American Public Transportation Agency.. Last year, a total 110,926,500 trips were taken through the Miami-Dade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    County Revives Interest In Bay Link Project, Could Relieve South Beach Transportation Hell

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    American Airlines, US Airways Merge; MIA Likely To Keep Status As An International Hub

    Just over a year after American Airlines declared bankruptcy -- costing 400 Miami employees their jobs and throwing Miami International Airport's future as a global hub into question -- the airline finalized an $11 billion merger with US Airways this morning.What's that mean for MIA? At least in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    American Airlines To Lay Off 1,209 People at Miami International Airport

    1,209 workers will find themselves out of work soon. American Airlines has filed a notice with the state that it plans to layoff 1,414 people between November 16 and December 16, just in time for the holidays. The vast majority of those jobs will be coming from Miami International Airport. Updated.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    American Airlines Workers In Puerto Rico Smuggled Thousands of Cocaine Kilos Into Miami

    Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced the bust of two rings of airport workers based in Puerto Rico who they say smuggled thousands of kilos up and down the east coast, including into Miami and Orlando. The feds indicted 45 people with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and violations of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    American Airlines "Poisoned Food" Caused Passenger's Death, Claims Lawsuit UPDATED

    It's been a rough week for American Airlines. Not only did the company file for bankruptcy protection, but a widow is claiming her husband died sweaty after eating the airplane chicken. According to the suit, Miamian Othon Cortes and his wife Raquel were on a flight from Barcelona to New York's JFK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    MIA Has Seven of Nation's Most Delayed Flights

    ​No matter our differences, most Miamians can usually agree on one thing: we hate having to deal with Miami International Airport. Yet, as can be said in many cases, at least we're not New Jersey. Newark Airport has 40 of the nations one hundred most-delayed flights flying into or out of its runwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Miami International Airport TSA Upgrade Means No More Naked Body Scans

    ​Bad news for techno-exhibitionists, and good news for pretty much everyone else: the days of those full body scans that leave little to the imagination at Miami International Airport security check points will soon be over. The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out new technology ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Miami's Red Light Cameras are a Financial Failure that May Lead to Furloughs

    As much as city officials try to talk a good game about installing pesky red light cameras for public safety, most were really swayed by extra money generated by tickets. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado pretty much admitted as much, and the city hoped red light cameras would bring in $10 million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Miami Woman Escorted Off Flight Just for Snapping Photo

    ​Do not piss off US Airways flight attendant Tonialla G. Certainly do not think about snapping a picture of her name tag, because she will have you booted off that plane so quick, and apparently US Airways will comply.Miami photographer Sandy DeWitt claims she was kicked off a Miami-bound fli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Miami Man Dies Aboard Plane, Flight Diverted to Virginia

    ​A New York-to-Miami flight was diverted to Virginia after a 73-year-old Miami man died aboard the American Airlines plane last night. The man had complained of feeling ill and died while in the air.

  • News

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Miami Ranked Sixth Most Stressed City

    via​Miami is a popular travel destination for those looking to let loose of stress -- what, with our beaches, dance clubs, and plentiful cocktails. But apparently locals need some de-stressers a lot more than most tourists. According to the latest Forbes.com listicle, Miami is the sixth most stres ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    $46 Million More For Miami International Airport Boondoogle

    Already more than $2 billion over budget and more than three years behind schedule, Miami International Airport's north terminal is about to suck more money from Miami-Dade County.Miami-Dade Aviation DepartmentMiami International Airport's north terminal project will end up costing a gazillion dolla ... 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

    November 20, 2008

    MIA Is the Best and the Worst

    Just yesterday the Transportation Security Administration named Miami International Airport the best airport of the year. Today Travel Leisure cobbled together some statistics and named MIA the third-worst airport in America. TSA's award was primarily for improved security measures, while T L to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Banana Republican - Transit Follies

    When it comes to concocting bad government policy, Miami-Dade government officials are head and shoulders above everybody else. Last week, county commissioners Bruno Barreiro and Barbara Jordan floated the idea of asking voters to approve an additional half-cent sales tax to bail out the county’s ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 17, 2006

    Frequent Flyer Wiles

    Terminal Baggage offers a mostly clever look at layover limbo

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Fun Bus to the Keys

    It costs a pittance and takes you to Margaritaville

  • News

    March 3, 2005
  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Your Safety, Their Punch Line

    I once thought working for the Transportation Security Administration was serious business. I didn't have a clue

  • 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

  • City Life

    May 15, 2003

    BEST NEW TRAFFIC JAM

    SW 152nd Street, 117th Avenue, and the Florida Turnpike on-ramp

  • Film

    April 10, 2003

    Flight Film Series

    A quirky look back at Miami through its advertising and aviation industries

  • 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

    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

    May 30, 2002

    Ramp Rats' Revenge

    Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Admitting Terror

    The immigration service's own describe how America failed to protect its borders from the September 11 terrorists

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    DeFede

    Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Mullin

    Are Buses for Bozos?

  • News

    July 30, 1998

    Brickell Keyed Up

    The bridge is often up in Miami's poshest and fastest-growing neighborhood

  • News

    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

    September 11, 1997

    It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Noise-Abatement Issue!

    MIA's ear-splitting flight paths have local residents ready to take flight

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    November 4, 1992

    First The Seed, Then The Tree

    Today it's an ugly headache. Someday it will be a beautiful source of pleasure. But tomorrow it's still going to be an ugly headache.

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