Residents of Miami-Dade who rely on the county’s bus and rail service will not have to worry about a slowdown, according to the head of the transit union.
Residents of Miami-Dade who rely on the county’s bus and rail service to get to work, run errands or make it to appointments, such as at the doctor’s or dentist’s office, may want to leave earlier than planned on Monday and Tuesday.
An “education committee” of Miami Dade Transit workers that spent all their time campaigning on behalf of Mayor Carlos Alvarez in the recent recall election cost taxpayers more than $128,000, according to a report prepared by the county Inspector General’s Office.
At least a dozen Miami Dade Transit employees – on county time — are actively campaigning on behalf of Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas, the CBS4 I-Team Investigator Jim DeFede has learned.
A man was struck and killed by the rear-end of a Miami-Dade Transit bus Saturday in the 20000 block of NE 29th Place in Aventura. The man, who is described as a white male in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Aventura Police Department.
Miami-Dade County Transit buses and trains were running Wednesday but without new federal funding. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has suspended the county’s automatic access to a pool of grant money totaling some $182 million dollars.
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Five former Wackenhut managers are accused of overbilling Miami-Dade County.
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Installed last year at a cost of $42 million, the Easy Card system is supposed to make Miami Dade transit fast and simple. Regular riders can buy an Easy Card, load it up with cash, and then use it to get around the county.
You just swipe your card and go.
But for almost a year, the system allowed credit card thieves to buy thousands of dollars in Easy Cards — and then sell them for cash to unsuspecting passengers.