July 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/4/2014

› Miami-to-Beach rail estimated at $532 million
A passenger light rail system from Government Center in downtown Miami to the Convention Center in Miami Beach via the MacArthur Causeway would cost about $532 million to build and some $22 million a year to operate and maintain.

› New local dining, drinking brands part of Tampa International Airport's plan
The options for eating and drinking at Tampa International Airport are about to be revamped and expanded. But Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist, who sits on the Aviation Authority board, wants to know how the airport can make sure that Tampa Bay's iconic local brands are a part of that new lineup.

› Internet Cafes raided across state
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Brevard County sheriff's office and other agencies across the state carried out a series of raids this week targeting 14 Internet cafes. The raids were conducted in Brevard, Duval, Columbia, Marion and Lake counties.

› Pérez art museum’s attendance stunner
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) already has welcomed 75% of the visitors it expected its first year – and it just opened in December.

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