An advocate in Miami made us aware of several crucial meetings that happen tomorrow in regard to Tri-Rail Coastal Link. Getting trains linked into downtown Miami would allow a one-seat ride from all points north (WPB, Boca, Delray Tri-Rail stations etc) right into downtown Miami, and this service could begin as early as 2016, in conjunction with All Aboard Florida. But it depends on the funding and your support.
ACTION: Contact the Miami-Dade Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust to support Tri-Rail into Downtown Miami in 2016 by cutting and pasting the message below and emailing to CSCURR@miamidade.gov. Do it now! The meeting is tomorrow, March 18th.
Subject: Support Tri-Rail Connection to Downtown Miami at MiamiCentral
Mr. Charles Scurr
Citizens’ Independent TransportationTrust
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Dear Mr. Scurr:
Please share during the meetings on March 18, 2015 of the Joint Strategic & Financial Planning and Project & Financial Review Committees (3pm) and the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (6pm) my most sincere support for your contribution to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) for station and infrastructure improvements to accommodate future Tri-Rail Service at the MiamiCentral Station.
The opportunity for Tri-Rail to provide 26 direct trains per weekday from all points north on the existing Tri-Rail system to Downtown Miami is critical to the future development of public transit in Miami-Dade County. This is a smart investment in Miami’s transportation and economic future since it will not only realize Tri-Rail service to Downtown Miami, but also integrate All Aboard Florida, Metrorail, MetroMover, the Miami-Dade County bus system and Tri-Rail into an intermodal transit center with connections to all parts of Miami-Dade County, South Florida and even to Orlando and the Central Florida area.
This transit hub will further enhance development in Downtown Miami and further assure the viability of other projects like Museum Park, American Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center, World Center Miami and the World Center Convention Center by bringing millions of new visitors from the Tri-County area to patronize these projects.
This may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to propel our public transit system into the 21st Century. Please support contributing to the SFRTA effort to bring Tri-Rail Service to Downtown Miami at the MiamiCentral Station.
Let’s make this connection!