We here at Transit Miami, would like to issue a heartfelt, sincere apology to our dedicated readers for our less than stellar content contribution lately. Each of us is currently wound up in our personal affairs and have naturally failed to allocate enough time to writing comprehensive, detailed articles on the latest transit/development issues. Fortunately for us, the past few weeks have been tame on the news fronts in these areas. Transit
readers, things will get better, I can attest to that. Our dedication is still as strong as the day we started this blog and our continued effort will be a testament to that. We have some exciting articles on the way and are working hard to instill the ideals of Transit Miami into the lives of every Miamian… Miami
Some latest worthwhile stories:
- City of
Miami Commissionersfoolishly rejected a plan to fund their $50 Million share of the tunnel. A plan that would remove thousands of daily trucks, buses, and cars from the congested downtown streets somehow isn’t seen as a valuable enough asset worth of community development money. A word of advice to the commissioner who voted against the plan: try walking along these streets or open a sidewalk café at one of the new high-rises along portof Miami Biscayne Boulevardand you’ll quickly see what kind of benefit the tunnel will provide the neighborhood… on the Way? We certainly hope so…The proposed 31 story tower rising in the media and arts district would provide just that; Media and Arts. The tower would become a hub for local production providing ample recording studio space and other media oriented amenities. It may be too late to save NBC, ABC, or CBS from abandoning the district but, hey who knows maybe we can begin to recentralize ourselves again? Max Tower
- Finally! The hideous pink wall along US-1 and the
is set to receive a worthy makeover… Bay Heights
- What’s life like in downtown? The Herald profiles some residents happy about their lifestyles changes…
- First Quadrant of Coral Springs’ “downtown” starts coming to life…
- Samuel Poole III shares his thoughts on
21 and you know what? He’s right on the money… Miami
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- Cities Map—and Track Benefits—of Urban Forest April 16, 2014OpenTreeMap allows cities to inventory trees and see the environmental and economic benefits.
- Regional Water Authority DOA in Detroit April 16, 2014One of the unanswered questions of Detroit’s post-bankruptcy future is what will happen with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, especially after negotiations to create a regional authority ended in failure this week.
- CA Court of Appeals: Some Projects Require 'Urban Decay' Mitigation April 16, 2014When a new shopping center may leave existing retail areas short of business, a California court has ruled that mitigations of "urban decay" must be spelled out up front.
- A Special Focus on Planning for Healthy Schools April 16, 2014SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools. Click here for the links and synopses. Follow us on Twitter @JPER7 & on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JPERPlanning) […]
- Beyond Oil: Trains Turn to LNG Fuel and Hybrid Locomotives April 16, 2014According to a new EIA report, the cost advantages of liquefied natural gas make it an attractive alternative to diesel fuel for major U.S. freight railroad companies. Hybrid diesel-electric locomotives on order for 5 states will power HSR routes.
- Historic Properties Decay in Philadelphia’s Old City April 16, 2014Old City in Philadelphia presents a troubling dichotomy—while the neighborhood is a busy location for redevelopment investment, many of its historic buildings are succumbing to neglect.
- Illinois Bike Transportation Plan Could Be a Game Changer April 16, 2014The Illinois Bike Transportation Plan has the potential to impact the design of state roads in the purview of the Illinois Department of Transportation: 2,775 miles, or nine percent of the total mileage, of road in the Chigagoland region.
- Coming this Summer: Airbnb Will Collect Taxes in San Francisco, New York State April 15, 2014The ongoing saga of the tax and regulatory standing of Airbnb, the popular room rental app and poster child for the sharing economy, is evolving in San Francisco, Portland and the state of New York.
- The History of GPS—Back to the First Century April 15, 2014A new book details the primitive origins of the GPS tracking technologies that are so pervasive in today’s mobile-phone-enabled world.
- Flood Concerns Raised Over Trinity Toll Road Proposal in Dallas April 15, 2014Details are emerging about the proposed Trinity Toll Road in Dallas. The route’s proximity to the Trinity River has provided more fuel for the project’s opponents.
- Cities Map—and Track Benefits—of Urban Forest April 16, 2014