07/21/14 - Ever wonder what it’s like to work a day in someone else’s shoes? On Monday’s Topical Currents we’ll find out! We begin our series "All in a Day’s Work." We’re looking at a day in the life of all kinds of workers that we know are out there, but generally take for granted and really don’t think about too much. We visit with Miami Dade Transit bus driver, Franklin Brown. From the training to his first time behind the big wheel-Mr. Brown will share his eighteen years of experience. It’s the first edition of “All in a Day’s Work” with bus driver Franklin Brown, on Topical Currents . . . Monday at 1pm.
ARRIVAL: This is the ground approach to the proposed All Aboard Florida station in Fort Lauderdale. Architectural trusses are a design feature that will be echoed in all four of the railroad's stations.
All Aboard Florida -- the fast passenger rail that will connect Miami to Orlando through Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach -- unveiled plans for its Fort Lauderdale station on Tuesday.
The $30 million structure will straddle the Florida East Coast Railway tracks on Northwest Second Avenue between Broward Boulevard and Northeast Fourth Street, opening an overlooked and unattractive area near important downtown destinations to development and commerce.
There are about 8,000 bus stops throughout Miami-Dade County. But Miami-Dade Transit is only responsible for 3,300 -- municipalities are responsible for the approximately 5,000 that fall within city limits. Of the bus stops in unincorporated Miami-Dade, only about a third have a shelter.
Albert Hernandez is assistant director for the Division of Engineering, Planning and Development at Miami-Dade Transit.
He says the lack of shelters is apparently not due to money.
If you're driving through East Little Havana, West Miami, Flagami, West Flagler, West Little Havana, or downtown Miami Friday night, it's critical you take a look at the map below.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., hundreds of cyclists will gather at the Government Center downtown for Critical Mass in Miami, a group bike ride that happens in cities around the world on the final Friday of the month. The ride in Miami starts at 7:15 p.m.
Tomorrow is also Game Six of the NBA playoffs, which means traffic to see the Heat play the Pacers at the AmericanAirlines Arena will be dense.
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.
"The app will give them real-time schedule information so wherever they are; whether they’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."