The operators of Tri-Rail overcame some obstacles at the state level and finalized their plans for a downtown Miami passenger rail station.
The passenger line, which currently runs from near West Palm Beach to Miami International Airport, would share the downtown Miami station of the All Aboard Florida/Brightline passenger rail starting in 2017. Right now, Tri-Rail passengers must transfer to the Metrorail line in Hialeah to reach downtown.
“I would like to thank the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) Board for their unanimous approval of a plan to allow for the completion of the commuter rail platforms at the All Aboard Miami Central station, which is a major component of this Tri-Rail project,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said. “This collaborative partnership with the SFRTA, the City of Miami, the Downtown Development Authority and others, will also serve as a model for increasing mobility and transportation options for Miami-Dade’s 2.7 million residents and millions of visitors.”