Miami-Dade County

Blue Miami-Dade transit trolleybus.

Miami-Dade County Suspends Transit Fares for Rest of 2023

Starting November 13, bus and rail rides will be free as the county rolls out its ‘Better Bus’ system redesign.

October 25, 2023 - MSN

Black and green MetroConnect microtransit van in front of mural of boom box on Miami building.

Miami-Dade Expands On-Demand Transit Service

The new MetroConnect service brings on-demand microtransit to more of the county’s residents and streamlines service to shorten trips.

October 9, 2023 - Via


Miami-Dade County Approves Community Land Trust

The unique housing model offers low-income households the opportunity to own homes.

September 25, 2023 - Axios

South Beach Open Streets

Miami Loses Population for the First Time Since 1970

Already one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets before the Covid-19 pandemic, the region became unaffordable for many middle-income households in the last few years.

August 2, 2023 - The Wall Street Journal

Coastal City

Miami-Dade Issues ‘Extreme Heat Action Plan’

The county’s plan addresses a range of infrastructure improvements and community resources that could limit the impacts of extreme heat waves.

January 12, 2023 - Route Fifty


Miami-Dade Moves to Make Zoning Changes to Boost Housing Supply

The county hopes proposals to legalize accessory rental units and encourage transit-oriented development will mitigate the region’s housing crisis.

September 15, 2022 - WLRN

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Miami Rapid Transit Project Moves Forward

The county completed the draft environmental impact study for a monorail and people mover planned as part of its rapid transit system.

August 11, 2022 - The Next Miami


Miami-Dade County Housing Market in ‘Crisis’ as Rents Soar

The county’s mayor has declared housing affordability a crisis as costs in South Florida cities rise by as much as 30 percent.

April 12, 2022 - Fox 13

Tidal flooding at Brickell Bay Drive and 12 Street, Downtown Miami

Miami Residents Resist the Idea of a 20-Foot Seawall

As climate change accelerates sea level rise and flooding in South Florida, locals hope to mitigate the impacts with less dramatic interventions.

June 11, 2021 - New York Times


Another Grim Coronavirus Milestone: This Time in Southern California

COVID-19 deaths topped 5,000 in Los Angeles County last week as deaths continue to mount due to a hasty reopening after an early shutdown. The center of the of outbreak in California now shifts to the Central Valley.

August 19, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 and Public Health

Mask Mandates Without Enforcement Amount to Half-Measures

Issuing a ticket to a pedestrian for not wearing a mask in Miami is like issuing a ticket to a motorist for not wearing a seatbelt, states a specially-detailed Miami police officer. Welcome to the "new normal" in this coronavirus hotspot.

August 4, 2020 - The Washington Post

2016 Presidential Election

Floridians File Lawsuit to Protect Jacksonville from the GOP

A public nuisance lawsuit filed July 8 aims to ensure that an unsafe indoor mass gathering like President Trump held in Tulsa last month, which reportedly led to coronavirus infections, does not occur during the Republican National Convention.

July 13, 2020 - WJCT News

4th of July parade

July 4th Weekend a Time for Reckoning

As the U.S. celebrates its 245th birthday, the nation's top infectious disease expert issued a stern warning—the U.S. is on a path to having 100,000 Americans infected daily with Covid-19. In Florida, another expert warns that time is running out.

July 6, 2020 - The Washington Post

Public Housing

1,000-Plus Mixed-Income Units Planned in Miami

A planned development made possible by a ground lease with the county could add over a thousands mixed income units to the housing market in Miami.

May 20, 2020 - Miami Herald


Mapping the Encroachment of Salt Water on Miami's Aquifers

Rising seas are already impacting drinking water supplies in Miami-Dade County.

October 9, 2019 - Circle of Blue

Monorail through Epcot Center

South Florida Planners Having Visions of a Monorail

With some new transit tax money to spend, South Florida officials are pitching a monorail project in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

August 4, 2019 - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Miami-Dade Transit

The Case for Better Bus System Design in Miami-Dade

The Miami-Dade Transit system includes only five routes with headways at 15 minutes or less during midday and only six percent of residents live near frequent bus service, according to a recent study.

July 24, 2019 - Miami Herald


New Tool Puts Miami Development Opportunities on the Map

There's plenty of vacant or underutilized land to be found in Miami-Dade County, if you know where and how to look.

April 18, 2019 - Miami Herald

Miami Bus

24 Hours on Miami Buses

Advocates from Transit Alliance Miami attempt to spend 24 hours on Miami-Dade County buses.

December 17, 2018 - Miami Herald

Florida - Hurricane Frances Approaching (2004)

After Michael: Updating Florida's Building Code to Better Weather Future Storms

Code requirements for wind resistance vary substantially across Florida, with less stringent building requirements in areas of the Panhandle hit hard by Hurricane Michael.

October 14, 2018 - The Miami Herald

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