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Miami Wants Rail Permits. Trump: ‘We’ll Get Them For You So Fast Your Head Will Spin.’

President Donald Trump pledged environmental regulation wouldn’t hold up Miami-Dade’s quest for more rail projects, telling a county commissioner that federal permits will arrive “so fast your head will spin.”

The longtime owner of one of Miami-Dade’s largest resorts, Trump told Commission Chairman Esteban “Steve” Bovo that federal red tape won’t hold up local transit projects.

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Hialeah Plans To Develop Two Transit-Oriented Districts

The City of Hialeah has approved the development of two transit-oriented districts aimed at promoting compact, mixed-use projects within walking distance of high-capacity rapid transit.

The two districts are to be developed around the city’s Transfer Station, located near the intersection of East 25th Street and 11th Avenue, and Market Station, located on Southeast 10th Court near Southeast 14th Street.

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Doral City Manager Says: “We’re A City In Transition”

In the late 1950s, before the Palmetto Expressway was built, investors Doris and Alfred Kaskel purchased 2,400 acres of swampland between Northwest 36th and 74th Streets, with the boundaries of Northwest 79th and 117th Avenues on the east and west.

They intended to build a hotel and golf course, according to the city’s website. They christened it Doral, a combination of both their names, and opened it in 1962 at Northwest 87th Avenue and 36th Street.

As suburban development in Miami pushed west, home builders, office park planners and major employers arrived in Doral, which finally was incorporated as a city in 2003.

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