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.
A Little Havana house torn down Thursday is one of several unsafe structures the city has destroyed so far this year. District 3 Commissioner Joe Carollo said the demolition is part of a renewed police effort to come down
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.
FILE from March 10, 2018: Early morning view of the main span of the FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Pedestrian Bridge as it was lifted from its temporary supports, rotated 90 degrees across an eight-lane thoroughfare and lowered into its permanent position over SW 8 Street. The 174-foot, 950-ton section of the bridge was built adjacent to Southwest Eight Street using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods, which are being advanced at FIU's Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). The bridge was designed by FIGG Bridge Engineers and built by MCM. Barnhart Crane and Rigging operated the Self-Propelled Modular Transporters that placed the bridge on its permanent supports.
Florida International University president Mark Rosenberg expressed condolences on March 16, after a newly built pedestrian bridge collapsed at the university the previous day. Six people were confirmed dead and nine people were injured.