Friday, March 18, 2016

Transit Tracker Up and Running

    Real-time GPS tracking is now available for virtually all buses in the county, Transit Director Alice Bravo said Thursday. The question for riders: Is it really working? Full story, including more CITT developments, available HERE.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Three Commissioners Commit for Housing

    Three county commissioners promised Monday night before a crowd of 1,500 to push for $10 million for affordable housing in the next county budget, but a deputy mayor said the county couldn't afford it.
    The statements came during the annual Nehemiah Action Assembly,  hosted by PACT, a group representing 38 religious organizations in Miami-Dade. Full story HERE.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Big Grassroots Gathering for Housing

          As more than 1,000 persons prepare to gather next Monday to demand solutions for affordable housing, the county commission has yet to consider any major measure to deal with the growing problem.
    The meeting -- described as the county's "largest grassroots residents gathering" -- is sponsored by PACT, a Miami group that brings together the social efforts of 40 churches, synagogues, mosques and universities. Full story HERE.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Denver's Nirvana for Transit, Housing

    Denver's housing director told a standing-room audience of policy geeks on Thursday how the city has successfully attacked the two main problems that bedevil Miami-Dade: nightmare traffic and severe lack of affordable housing. The solutions fit together. Full story HERE.