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Old July 12th, 2018, 05:00 AM   #281
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Oh, really?



Ofc. it's built for cars, cos you have no other choise. If you have no car/or your car is broken, or you cannot drive (or just dont want to) - you are prisoner in your house. Miles away from even a stupid grocery store. You can't just walk out the house and stop by at the bakery. You can't catch the bus, coz the nearest bus stop is 2miles away and buses run only every hour... if you are lucky. So practicaly you HAVE to get a car, hence you are car-prisoner. There is no choise. You can't choose your lifestyle... cos there isn't this option.
I have travelled a lot in States and spent there quite a while - it's not the best way to live. People there spend hours in their cars, waste half of their free time in cars.
Have you tryed to travel out of town by train/bus? Impossible. Even if you are living next to Amtrak line, there will be probably only one service a day, and another one going back. Same with Greyhound. Only the route Boston-NYC-Filly-Washington is a bit better, but that's it.



That's what the official site says, but it's just statistic.
The reality looks much worse.
Your just a hater, ranting and raving about America. Stupid photo too, that's not representative of all of America and neither is the picture you paint of suburbs (many are not that isolated, including mine). You are not worth my time honestly. Don't like the way America operates? Stay in Europe. Nobody cares about your egaterated and biased rants.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 07:07 AM   #282
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Well, Falubaz is not wrong.

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Old July 12th, 2018, 08:01 PM   #283
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To Meet Demand, Brightline Is Adding More Service

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Demand for Brightline tickets has been growing since service started, and the company is responding with a big increase in service.

In early August, the number of roundtrip trains from Miami to West Palm Beach will increase nearly 50 percent. There are currently 11 daily roundtrips, which will increase to 16.

A spokesperson told the SFBJ that demand has been “phenomenal.”

With the increase, there will be a train leaving in each direction nearly every hour, from early morning to late night. The first train departs West Palm Beach at 5:30am, and the last train leaves Miami at 11:10pm.

Prices have already increased, and a roundtrip between Miami and West Palm Beach in first class can now cost as much as $70. A one way ticket from Miami to West Palm Beach in the premium Select class ranges from $30 to $35 depending on the time. A basic one-way ticket in Smart class starts at $20 on weekdays.
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Your just a hater, ranting and raving about America. Stupid photo too, that's not representative of all of America and neither is the picture you paint of suburbs (many are not that isolated, including mine). You are not worth my time honestly. Don't like the way America operates? Stay in Europe. Nobody cares about your egaterated and biased rants.
An important point I think you miss is that the photo the other poster shared is very old and misleading in indeed. A more recent view of that area would show substantial new development. New development that demonstrates reinvigorated interest in urban life. likewise in that same area are two new intersecting light rail lines.

My point is that the US is not permanently 'suburbanized' nor is the existence of suburbs mutually exclusive with having healthy cities. We can have both.
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Old August 30th, 2018, 07:22 AM   #286
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Miami, like so many other cities, is making decisions on an illogical narrative. There should be no question of 'should we spend $350 million on BRT or $1.5 billion on heavy rail' but rather the politicians should state we have a budget of $1.5 billion and then ask the question 'should we spend the $1.5 billion on 100 km of BRT or 20km of heavy rail?'

Then you can get a logical answer based on facts and not which is fancier. Perhaps the heavy rail will get 35,000 new passengers and the same BRT alignment only get 15,000 but the other 80km of BRT for the same heavy rail price would bring in another 50,000 riders and serve hundreds of more office, shopping, education, health, and entertainment destinations.


Comparing one system that will cost 5x as much to build with beautiful new trains, stations, Park n Rides to a far less fancy one is a ridiculous comparison. In order to make a decision that is based on sound transit and planning criteria you must work from the same budget and then compare which of the two scenarios best serve the people and communities.
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Old August 30th, 2018, 08:29 PM   #287
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They decided on BRT.
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Old August 31st, 2018, 04:39 AM   #288
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You would think with the amount of ex-Northerners in Miami, there would be some demand for more heavy rail like back home.
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Old September 1st, 2018, 08:46 PM   #289
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You would think with the amount of ex-Northerners in Miami, there would be some demand for more heavy rail like back home.
There is demand for it but it comes down to money and we need the FEDS to pay 50% to expand heavy rail. Unfortunately the environment in Washington DC right now isn't conducive to giving Miami billions of dollars for mass transit.
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Wait I thought Trump told Gimenez he’s hook him up? Especially after the whole sanctuary city BS.
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Public transportation in Miami is operated by Miami-Dade Transit and SFRTA, and includes commuter rail (Tri-Rail), heavy-rail rapid transit (Metrorail), an elevated people mover (Metromover), and buses (Metrobus). Miami has Florida's highest transit ridership as about 17% of Miamians use transit on a daily basis.[125] The average Miami public transit commute on weekdays is 90 minutes, while 39% of public transit riders commute for more than 2 hours a day. The average wait time at a public transit stop or station is 18 minutes, while 37% of riders wait for more than 20 minutes on average every day. The average single trip distance with public transit is 7.46 mi (12 km), while 38% travel more than 8.08 mi (13 km) in each direction.

Miami's heavy-rail rapid transit system, Metrorail, is an elevated system comprising two lines and 23 stations on a 24.4-mile (39.3 km)-long line. Metrorail connects the urban western suburbs of Hialeah, Medley, and inner-city Miami with suburban The Roads, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami and urban Kendall via the central business districts of Miami International Airport, the Civic Center, and Downtown. A free, elevated people mover, Metromover, operates 21 stations on three different lines in greater Downtown Miami, with a station at roughly every two blocks of Downtown and Brickell. Several expansion projects are being funded by a transit development sales tax surcharge throughout Miami-Dade County.

Tri-Rail, a commuter rail system operated by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), runs from Miami International Airport northward to West Palm Beach, making eighteen stops throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.


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Old November 29th, 2018, 09:34 PM   #292
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Can they build a new metrorail expansion? Will they ever consider it?
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Miami-Dade Transportation board has been approved. They will extended the metrorail via NW 27th Ave to Hard Rock Stadium.

http://news.wjct.org/post/miami-dade...ain-line-north
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The proposed elevated train will run along Northwest 27th Avenue up to the Broward County line. Much uncertainty lingers as there's no timetable for the project. The county must still determine how to fund it and decide what form of an elevated train to add—the commissioners noted the train may not be like the Metrorail.
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Are the FEDS going to fund this? If not it won't get built.
Remember that after the 2002 local transit tax passed this was the first line that was going to be built and the FEDS rejected funding.
They said that the North corridor line wasn't dense enough to support a heavy rail extension.
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"VIRGIN TRAINS NOW SAYS NEW STATIONS WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTION BY YEAR END 2019 (AVENTURA, PORTMIAMI & BOCA COMING)"

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BEACH TRANSIT WORKSHOPS: The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works will hold two workshops this month to present, discuss and review alternatives for the Beach Corridor of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan – the first from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the New World Center, 500 17th St. and the second from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 N Bayshore Dr. County commissioners were to have considered authorizing Mayor Carlos Giménez’s office to advertise a 180-day request for proposals to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a rapid mass transit solution on the Beach Corridor trunk line of the SMART Plan connecting Overtown to South Beach. A consortium including casino giant Genting and China’s BYD submitted an unsolicited proposal to the county May 2 to build monorail on the corridor.
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TPO PLAN CLOSING: Concerned residents wishing to review and provide feedback on the draft version of Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization’s (TPO) Long-Range Transportation Plan have until Sept. 16 to do so, a TPO release says. The plan, which will lay out the comprehensive agenda of the TPO through 2045 for highway, transit, freight and non-motorized transportation infrastructure, will serve as an update to the long-range transportation plan adopted by the county in October 2014 that ran until 2040. “The 2045 [long-range plan] emphasizes strategic rapid transit, land use, increased population and density, connectivity, multimodal shared mobility, and innovative financing throughout the long range transportation planning process,” the plan’s introduction says. “A connected and efficient multimodal transportation system in Miami-Dade County is the backbone to our economic mobility.” Details: https://miamidade2045lrtp.com/the-plan.
https://www.miamitodaynews.com/2019/...tember-5-2019/
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Old September 6th, 2019, 05:59 AM   #298
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What about metrorail expansion? Any news on this? Will they extended from Miami International Airport station to FIU West?
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Tri-Rail have no idea when it will open. This is for extended from Metrorail transfer station to Downtown Miami.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/tri-rai...uGH2oODiUR8BhI
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Tri-Rail have no idea when it will open. This is for extended from Metrorail transfer station to Downtown Miami.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/tri-rai...uGH2oODiUR8BhI
Here is a summary of the current situation for intercity rail in Miami:

The Miami International Airport railway station has platform areas for two different train operating companies (TOCs) - "Amtrak" and "Tri-Rail." However, "Amtrak" refuses to use this station. Only "Tri-Rail" uses this station. Amtrak continues to use its own station (see below). This station also serves the Miami metro (Orange Line).

The Miami Central railway station is in downtown Miami and is within short walking distance to Metrorail and Metromover metro lines. It has platform areas for two different TOCs - "Tri-Rail" and "Virgin Trains." Only "Virgin Trains" uses this station now. The introduction of "Tri-Rail" services to this station has been repeatedly delayed.

The Miami Amtrak railway station is in an industrial area on the border of Miami and Hialeah. It is used by "Amtrak" and no other TOC. Amtrak dispatches a couple trains a day to New York City.

The Metrorail Transfer railway station has two levels - one for the "Tri-Rail" TOC on the lower level, with Miami metro Green Line on the upper level. "Tri-Rail" uses this station, with all trains using the Miami International Airport railway station as well.
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