Downtown Miami On Track For Expanded Commuter Rail Service By 2014
“A half-century after the last passenger trains pulled into Downtown Miami, plans to return rail service transport to South Florida’s urban corridors are moving at breakneck pace.
At least 24,000 riders would use a proposed new commuter rail service line between Jupiter and Downtown Miami, reports Miami Today.
The line lies along Florida East Coast Railway’s US 1 corridor tracks, which the company plans to use for its upcoming Miami-to-Orlando All Aboard Florida rail service.
Longtime South Florida commuter service Tri rail service, which currently makes its southernmost stop near Hialeah, is hoping to utilize FEC’s Downtown Miami track for a new eastern “Blue Line,” pending municipal cooperation toward station development.
Both companies have expressed mutual willingness to share the FEC tracks. All Aboard Florida would service significantly fewer stations along the corridor than Tri-Rail, which plans to add 12 new stops between Fort Lauderdale and Miami for Blue Line service”
This infrastructure project will benefit a lot commuters and South Florida connecting neighborhoods along the way.
Source:The Huffington Post | By Joey Francilus
Posted: 10/25/2012 3:47 pm EDT Updated: 10/25/2012 3:57 pm EDT