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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- Bloomberg Pursues One Last Ban December 9, 2013Did anyone think the final month of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's third, and final, term was going to wind down quietly? After taking on cigarettes, sodas, and trans fats, Bloomberg is going after plastic-foam food containers.
- A Model for a Smarter Suburban Streetscape December 9, 2013Half a century of auto-oriented suburban development presents a massive challenge to planners hoping to create more sustainable and livable communities. In South Miami's Hometown district, Kaid Benfield finds a model for how to begin this transition.
- East Coasters Aim to Force Midwesterners to Clean Up Their Air December 9, 2013Concerned that a controversial "good neighbor rule" doesn't go far enough in keeping dirty air from wafting over the East Coast, governors of eight states are petitioning the EPA to enforce stricter pollution standards on their Midwestern neighbors.
- To Become a "Great City", Miami Seeks to Boost Pedestrian-Friendliness December 9, 2013With the housing bust of the Great Recession fading in the rear-view mirror, a maturing Miami aspires to become one of the world's great cities. City leaders see the creation of a "Downtown Pedestrian Priority Zone" as the path to get them there.
- New Hampshire to Reconsider Increasing its Gas Tax in January December 9, 2013New Hampshire will consider a Republican bill in 2014 to tie the gas tax to inflation, increasing it by about 4 cents next year should it pass. The Senate killed a House bill in May to increase the gas tax by 12 cents over 3 years.
- What's Holding Up Redevelopment 2.0 in California? December 9, 2013When California shuttered its hundreds of local redevelopment agencies, many believed a new (if smaller) system for funding affordable housing and development in blighted areas would soon follow. Two years later, the state is still waiting.
- Train Noise Endangers Denver's Development December 9, 2013A 2005 Federal Railroad Administration rule change that requires engineers to blare their horns at at-grade rail crossings is threatening the quality of life and economic future of communities across the Denver area.
- Vast Freshwater Reserves Found in the Last Place You'd Look December 9, 2013Australian researchers are agog over the discovery of 120,000 cubic miles of freshwater beneath the ocean floor. The reserves may help quench the world's approaching freshwater crisis.
- Researchers Say Two Simple Rules Can Predict Urban Growth December 9, 2013Is it possible to predict when and how cities will grow? A group of researchers in France say the answer is yes. […]
- Shanghai Halts Construction, Orders Children Inside due to Severe Smog December 9, 2013Off-the-chart smog levels recorded on Friday in China’s second largest city put its 30 million residents at risk and has authorities urging people to stay indoors.
- Bloomberg Pursues One Last Ban December 9, 2013