FDOT alumna Alice N. Bravo has changed her gears to steer Miami's Department of Capital Improvements
After nearly seven years with the Florida Department of Transportation, Alice Bravo is switching gears. Ms. Bravo, a licensed professional engineer, began last month as head of the City of Miami's Department of Capital Improvements — an office that has seen its share of turmoil over the years.
In 2007, 11 design employees were charged with running a private business on city time. This year, it came to light that fund transfers left some capital projects ongoing without financial backing, creating budget holes.
But with new lawmakers and administrators in office, the issues are being addressed. Now, Ms. Bravo says, it's time to leave problems in the rearview mirror and focus on steering projects toward completion on time and on budget.
Major initiatives like Marlins stadium garages, Museum Park and new trolleys fall under Ms. Bravo's purview, and she says she's ready for the challenge.
She sat down with Miami Today reporter Risa Polansky during her first week on the job to talk priorities and strategy.
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