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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
viaMiami 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Security firm denies ripping off the county and fires back with a $20 million lawsuit.
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 >>
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 >>
Terminal Baggage offers a mostly clever look at layover limbo
It costs a pittance and takes you to Margaritaville
I once thought working for the Transportation Security Administration was serious business. I didn't have a clue
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
SW 152nd Street, 117th Avenue, and the Florida Turnpike on-ramp
A quirky look back at Miami through its advertising and aviation industries
Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.
Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface
47 arguments for nationalizing railroad travel
Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA
The immigration service's own describe how America failed to protect its borders from the September 11 terrorists
Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami
Are Buses for Bozos?
The bridge is often up in Miami's poshest and fastest-growing neighborhood
Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.
MIA's ear-splitting flight paths have local residents ready to take flight
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
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.
American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story
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.
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.