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It’s now or never. The tri-county area has been talking about commuter rail for decades and we are closer than ever to making it a reality. Our region is growing, and additional transportation options are needed. By moving forward with commuter rail, jobs will be created, economic impact will be generated and mobility will be enhanced at a time of great need.

The Broward Coastal Link Coalition is a broad-based coalition that has partnered with stakeholders in Miami-Dade in support of a commuter rail system on the FECR/Brightline corridor. More than 50 businesses and community organizations stand ready to advocate for commuter rail in Broward County. This transit initiative will take cars off the road, provide an eco-friendly way to move about Miami-Dade and Broward counties and generate tens of thousands of local jobs at a time when people are getting back to work.

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As urban living continues to evolve and the demand for smarter, more efficient cities becomes critical, prioritizing the development of mobility-friendly networks is key to the long-term prosperity of these.

Why move commuter rail forward now?

It’s now or never. The tri-county area has been talking about commuter rail for decades and we are closer than ever to making it a reality.

Our region is growing, and additional transportation options are needed. By moving forward with commuter rail, jobs will be created, economic impact will be generated and mobility will be enhanced at a time of great need.
What are the benefits of the commuter rail initiative under consideration by Miami-Dade and Broward counties?

Fewer cars on the road, less gridlock and more time to do the things we all care about.

South Florida is one of the most congested areas in the United States, and residents spend hundreds of hours a year stuck in their cars due to traffic. Commuter rail offers a car-free option that is faster, cheaper and greener than sitting in traffic.

What are the latest developments of the project?

On January 12, 2021, the Broward County Commission voted to approve moving forward with the Project Development & Engineering Study (PD&E) to expand commuter rail between Hallandale Beach and Deerfield Beach.

On November 13, 2020, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a resolution of support to approve an access fee for a new commuter rail system on the FEC Railway/Brightline corridor. This system could have up to seven stations and would connect major cultural, economic and educational centers.

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FASTER


Significantly reduced travel time
versus I-95 and
city congestion

GREENER


Reduction in
3,644 metric
tons of CO2

SAFER


Travel by train is much
safer than
travel by car

===== ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT* =====

23,500+
non-recurring
jobs created

 

$282 Million+
annual labor income

2,458
permanent jobs
created

 

$5.5 Million
annual revenue for
Miami-Dade County

1.45 Million
cars removed from
roadways annually

 

$7.2 Million
annual revenue for
Miami-Dade Public Schools