Tri-Rail http://wlrn.org en Train Is The New... Train? I-95 Traffic Helps Resurrect Old Miami Rail http://wlrn.org/post/train-new-train-i-95-traffic-helps-resurrect-old-miami-rail <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I-95 misery has bent Henry Flagler's railroad tracks full circle.</span></p><div><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Long ago, passenger trains on lines Flagler built turned a community called Fort Dallas, pop. 300, into Miami. Then cars on I-95 turned Miami into the Miami metropolitan area, driving a stake into Flagler passenger trains along the way. Now, in a historic swing of the pendulum, that same highway system may be resurrecting Flagler passenger service.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:12:29 +0000 Kenny Malone 31007 at http://wlrn.org Train Is The New... Train? I-95 Traffic Helps Resurrect Old Miami Rail Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach http://wlrn.org/post/planners-reveal-pricetag-light-rail-miami-beach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The numbers are in. The estimated cost of building a light rail line from mainland Miami to the beach is $532 million. And three key players are lining up in support of the proposal.</span></p><p>The mayors of Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami and the city of Miami Beach are backing the proposal to build a light rail line along the MacArthur Causeway.</p><p>Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has said previously that if traffic between Miami and Miami Beach gets worse it will kill the tourism industry.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:08:43 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30254 at http://wlrn.org Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach More Cheeks On Seats Of South Florida's Public Transit http://wlrn.org/post/more-cheeks-seats-south-floridas-public-transit <p></p><p>A new <strong><a href="http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2014/Pages/140310_Ridership.aspx" target="_blank">ridership report</a></strong> from the <strong><a href="http://www.apta.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">American Public Transportation Association</a></strong> says overall, more people are using public transportation in South Florida than last year, specifically in Miami, West Palm Beach, and Pompano Beach.</p><p>In Miami, bus and MetroMover numbers were up from last year. Way up was the MetroRail ridership, which increased by 10 percent.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:56:36 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29106 at http://wlrn.org More Cheeks On Seats Of South Florida's Public Transit County Sees Ripple Effect From New Fort Lauderdale Streetcar http://wlrn.org/post/county-sees-ripple-effect-new-fort-lauderdale-streetcar <p>More than four years ago, when Congress passed the Obama stimulus, nobody in Fort Lauderdale would have imagined that a ripple effect from the legislation might become a "Wave" for Broward County commuters and businesses.</p><p>"This is the beginning," said Diana Alarcon,&nbsp;director of the city's transportation and mobility department, smiling as she described the new <a href="http://wavestreetcar.com/project_benefits" target="_blank">Wave streetcar project</a> for downtown Fort Lauderdale during a recent public workshop in Oakland Park.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:24:27 +0000 Daniel Hicks 13034 at http://wlrn.org County Sees Ripple Effect From New Fort Lauderdale Streetcar Miami-Dade Public Transportation Has Many Options, And Some Are 'Not Bad' http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-public-transportation-has-many-options-and-some-are-not-bad <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many years I both lived and worked in Coral Gables, and since my house was less than a mile from work, I decided to ditch my car and purchased a scooter. I conveniently biked, walked or </span>scootered<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> around town. I could get to the beach or the Grove by scooter, bike or public </span>transportation<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:58:07 +0000 Christine Rupp 8208 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Public Transportation Has Many Options, And Some Are 'Not Bad'