April 2012

Victory for Biscayne Bay

OUR OPINION: New mitigation deal better protects sealife and keeps PortMiami on track for super-sized ships
By The Miami Herald Editorial
The deal struck by Miami-Dade County and state and federal agencies with environmentalists to proceed with the “Deep Dredge” project — instrumental for PortMiami’s growth and this area’s economic future — is a victory for Biscayne Bay’s sea life and every resident and visitor to our area.

Broward’s Port Everglades sprucing up cruise terminals for upgrade

As the Port of Miami tackles major infrastructure improvements, Port Everglades, its formidable competitor just 25 miles north, is pursuing big projects of its own, including $54 million in upgrades to its cruise terminals.

Port Everglades agreed to spruce up four of its terminals in 2010 when it signed an agreement with Carnival Corp. guaranteeing the Miami-based cruise giant would funnel a total of 25.5 million passengers through the port by the end of 2025.

Southeast Florida Economic Indicators

Infrastructure projects: There are numerous transportation-related projects in the works: Toll and bus express lanes on I-595 and I-95, a $73-million Florida East Coast Railway line and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's $791-million south runway expansion.

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