It’s a good day for Miami-Dade transit. On Wednesday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood presented county leaders with a $10 million grant.
Three people were hurt Friday morning in a chain reaction accident, when an SUV apparently hit a pedestrian on West Dixie Highway, only to he struck in turn by a Miami-Dade bus. The pedestrian and 2 people in the SUV were hospitalized.
Miami-Dade Transit is looking to fill over120 part-time bus driver positions. The move comes after some veteran full-time bus drivers are being trained to become Metrorail operators for the forthcoming elevated train line to Miami International Airport.
Maintenance work brought Miami’s free Metromover train to a standstill on Sunday. The train system is undergoing routine maintenance on the tracks, Miami-Dade Transit is providing shuttle bus service instead.
Racketeering charges have been dropped against two high level Wackenhut employees accused of overbilling the county for Metrorail security.
Miami-Dade residents who rely on the county’s buses and trains to get around will soon have a new way to do so seamlessly beginning next month.
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.