Florida Conference of Muslim Americans will convene a symposium on health and economic development entitled“Building a Strong Community through Business and Health”, May 16th – May 18th, 2014.

A free Community Forum and workshops will be held on May 17th at Mount Herman Family Center 8:45 AM 404 NW 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311. Conference will feature Michael A. Rashid, a pioneer in the Medicaid manage care industry, who has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health Disparities at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

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Broward County Transit (BCT) 95 Express bus passengers with employment schedules that require overnight parking can now park overnight at designated park-and-ride locations at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines and Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar.

Overnight parking is another example of BCT’s positive response to passenger input to improve their transit experience. Now, passengers with varying work schedules at hospitals, medical centers and other facilities in the Miami Civic Center area can take advantage of this new overnight parking option for their convenience.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget includes a recommendation to provide approximately $50 million for Fort Lauderdale’s Wave Streetcar project.

The project is being managed by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

jason2Five municipal officials from Durban, South Africa, visited Port Everglades on Tuesday, March 11, to learn about the operations of the South Florida port. Major expansions are planned for the Port of Durban, South Africa’s busiest port and the second-busiest port in Africa.

The Durban delegation was particularly interested in learning about the efforts at Port Everglades to promote sustainability and mitigate environmental impacts of port development. The group’s tour of Port Everglades, part of a weeklong visit hosted by Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale, focused on a variety of environmental issues.