On Monday, May 23, 2016, the high traffic of pedestrians, cars, and trucks across the Brickell Bridge causes travel to be frustrating and sometime unsafe. Miami's Downtown Development Authority says the Florida Department of Transportation has exacerbated rush hour congestion by ignoring laws that limit when the bridge can be opened.
Referring to climate change as “the biggest challenge the city of Miami will ever face,” Tomás Regalado reserved a rare forward-thinking moment during a reflective 2017 State of the City address to warn of sea-level rise.
County Commissioner Barbara Jordan wants to eliminate the free rides on downtown's Metromover system - a perk for riders that was part of the promises made during the 2002 half-penny transit tax campaign. Jordan argues that bus riders in other parts of Miami-Dade have been whacked by fare increases, and they are basically subsidizing the downtown Metromover riders.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a bailout for the Frost Science Museum in the amount of $49 million during a commission meeting Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Dr. Phillip Frost, along with new chairman of the Frost board, Cesar Alvarez, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez react to the decision following the vote.
The Bass museum in Miami Beach, closed two and a half years for a revamp and expansion, will reopen Sunday with exhibits that cement its transformation into a center for the exhibition of contemporary art.