Â Â Broward transit began installing a $12.6-million bus-locating software on Monday. The application will help Broward residents who take the bus keep track of where their ride is.Â
"The app will give them real-time schedule information so wherever they are; whether theyâ€™re at a bus stop or at home, or shopping," said Broward Transit spokeswoman Doris Williams. "They can put in the bus stop number and the application will let them see the real-time information of when their bus will arrive at the stop."
02/28/14 -Â Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Harvey Burstein, founder of MiamiArtZine.Com, South Floridaâ€™s online arts and culture magazine, talks about their very informative site, and its new look. The 8th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca is previewed by Charles Greenfield and Charlie Siemon, its Chair and Co-Executive Director.
If youâ€™re under 18 and try to buy a pack of cigarettes in Florida â€“ well, you canâ€™t.
And three Broward County cities have passed laws to ensure the same thing happens with the trendy new electronic alternative to a pack of â€śsmokes.â€ť
This week, Weston banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.Â The ordinance makes Weston the third Broward County city to try to regulate the sale of the increasingly popular devices where kids are concerned.Â Sunrise and Lighthouse Point recently passed similar ordinances.
You can get a good deal on a lot of items this Black Friday, including a new pet.
Broward Countyâ€™s animal shelter is letting potential adopters name their own price on a dog or cat between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday.
According to Lisa Mendheim, who is the public education coordinator for the shelter, you really can name any priceâ€”even a penny.
â€śWeâ€™ll take it,â€ť Mendheim said with a laugh. â€śWe usually have people a little more generous than that. Weâ€™ve had people give hundreds of dollars for a pet and then others give what they can.â€ť
11/21/13 - Thursday'sÂ Topical Currents begins with discussion of Broward Countyâ€™s ambitious â€śComplete Streetsâ€ť program. Â Itâ€™s aimed at providing safe streets for pedestrians, vehicles, and most especially, having a more bicycle-friendly community. Â And more.Â Linda Gassenheimerâ€™s annual Thanksgiving dinner tips.Â Weâ€™ll open up the phones and take calls.
The city of Miami Beach and Broward County both launched bike shares in 2011 but the two programs have seen vastly different success rates.
Bike shares have been popping up across the country over the past few years with one of the most recent additions launching in New York City earlier this summer. Despite its reputation for not being bike-friendly, South Florida was an early adopter of the bike share-- an idea, like many things in our region, born in another country.
05/20/13 - Mondayâ€™sÂ Topical Currents is with contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of the weekly Watchdog Report.Â Ricker celebrates the 14th anniversary of his independent internet news publication.Â Weâ€™ll touch on many issues, including Miami-Dadeâ€™s dither over water and sewer infrastructure upgrades, as well as the Miami Dolphinâ€™s loss of millions in the stadium upgrade debacle.Â And though proceeds would benefit charity, would you pay to see the middle-aged Mayors of Hialeah and Miami Lakes face-off in a boxing match?Â Thatâ€™s Topical CurrentsÂ atÂ 1pm onÂ WLRN-HD1Â rebroadcast at 7pm onÂ WLRN-HD2Â and audio on-demand after the live program.