South Florida Needs a Real Regional Transportation & Planning Authority

South Florida is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. Comprised of 3 counties, Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County, the area is home to approximately 6,700,000 people. Miami Dade County is comprised of 34 cities, Broward 30 cities, and Palm Beach County has an additional 39 cities. In total… Read more…

Open Letter to Governor DeSantis: Time to Reel In FDOT

Dear Governor DeSantis, Here’s a summary of today’s meeting with FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault and District 6 Secretary Jim Wolfe regarding Biscayne Boulevard. It became clear that FDOT will not make any safety improvements to Biscayne Boulevard anytime soon, even though there have been over 2,550 crashes in an 8 year period (3.3 mile stretch… Read more…

Not Welcome to Miami Shores

Miami Shores Village is located just north of the City of Miami. This mostly single-family community has a population of approximately 11,000 residents. Miami Shores can be considered to be relatively wealthy with a median household income of about $100,000. The village is surrounded by much poorer areas to the North and West which are… Read more…

The One Thing Your Smart City (Probably) Doesn’t Have

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “Smart Cities”. So what is a Smart City? According to Techopedia: “A smart city is a designation given to a city that incorporates information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, and utilities in order to reduce… Read more…