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Posts from ‘October, 2006’

Plan to Fail or Fail to Plan? Who Decides?

Commuter trains in Kendall? The tri-rail of the South can and should be a reality, if you ask me. But, gathering support for such an easy solution to the congestion in southern Dade may prove to be more challenging than just retrofitting some old cargo tracks for passenger DMUs. [...]

Life on MDT

Today, The Miami Herald chronicles the daily life of Luis Lopez Flores, a Peruvian Immigrant in Miami who relies on public transportation to get from his north-Miami Beach residence to class in downtown, work in western Dade, and back home again. It’s a touching story about [...]

Golden Glades Toll Redesigned

I found the images above on a Forum which I frequent, they were originally posted there by Rx727sfl2002. They are planned views of what the new Golden Glades interchange toll plaza may soon look like. I believe they are the work of Arquitectonica…

Only In Miami

”Some people got angry and just walked back to the station…”

What Ridiculous behavior. I can’t recall the last time I was riding on public transit in another city where a power outage occured and people ventured out into the subway tunnel (past the electrified third rails) and walked to their destination…
Quote and Image from The [...]

Snazzy Gas Part II

For those of you who visited the site yesterday and were taken back to April 2006, I apologize on behalf of the terrible blogging software that I use. I also apologize for the sporadic posts this week; I have a ton of information to pass on to you all but have been [...]

East-West Rail Planning

Tonight is the Final East-West Corridor Community Workshop.
Wednesday, October 25, 20066:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Jorge Mas Canosa Center250 SW 114 Ave., Sweetwater, FL 33174

Click here for details…

Asking the right questions

I’ve always found come election time that a crucial question is often overlooked when examining which potential candidate to vote for:

What is your position on urbanization and urban growth? Are you for either of them, if so which ones or both and [...]

Snazzy Gas

So, I was driving around last night when a thought came to my head that I’d never expect: Man, the redesigned Chevron gas stations look really sharp. Weird, I know considering how much I despise gas stations and our unnatural dependence on them. I generally like the new [...]

News Briefs

A Miami-Dade Transit project alongside Metrorail at the Douglas Rd. Station fell apart recently due to a failed agreement between the agency and the developer. Instead, the transportation agency is now looking to sell the off land, rather than open up the 5 acre parcel for new transit oriented development bids from [...]

Miami Gem

From the Collection of James Good…

Transit Tuesday: Back on Track

I’m thrilled to hear that the Miami Roads Neighborhood Civic Association is filled with transportation and urban planners which are going to save Miami from its quandary to build a $200 Million streetcar. Here come our knights in shining armor from the single family home area [...]

Miami Streetcar, Paving the Way for Intelligent Growth

Given Yesterday’s article on the upcoming streetcar propsal in Miami and the obvious opposition to the propsed system, I have decided to post a video of Portland’s streetcar (video found by Ryan.) The Portland Streetcar system is nearly 5 miles long and is the first modern streetcar system in the [...]

Meetings

FDOT Meeting Notice- Monday, October 16, 2006 - Community Meeting on the upcoming construction project on Biscayne Boulevard, from N.E. 67th Street to N.E. 78th Street. Location- Legion Parl Community Center (6447 NE 7th Ave., Miami) 6:30 PM

Miami Town Hall to address Oil Dependence and [...]

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on Your Way Out…

“You don’t come into the Orange Bowl playing that stuff. You’re across the ocean over there. You’re across the city over there. You can’t come over to our place talking noise like that. You’ll get your butt kicked. I was about to go down the elevator and get into that thing.”
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The Easy way onto ESPN

My Saturday evening was spoiled as I surfed through the news channels only to see Miami’s finest athletes duking it out with one another at the Orange Bowl. I guess Miami Fight Night came a few months early this year. I’m disheartened not because I am a Hurricane or [...]