Tri-Rail Station At MiamiCentral Delayed Until End Of 2020, But Brightline Stations At PortMiami & Aventura Could Open Before Then

Virgin Trains (Brightline) has been given the green light in Aventura and is close to approval for another station at PortMiami. Tri-Rail has been delayed into PortMiami, however.

Last week, Miami-Dade commissioners voted to approve $76 million in  funding for a new Brightline station in Aventura, according to the Herald.

Opening of Brightline’s Aventura station is expected in October 2020, or around a year from now.

The ride from downtown Miami will take just 15 minutes, and fares will be 65 percent of what the company charges to ride to Fort Lauderdale. A pedestrian bridge will connect the station to Aventura Mall.

Another Brightline station is proposed at PortMiami. Dade commissioners are scheduled to vote on a Memorandum of Understanding for the new station at a meeting of the Miami-Dade Tourism and the Ports Committee today.

Tri-Rail to MiamiCentral has been delayed – again. Tri-Rail is awaiting an invitation from Brightline to begin service, and Miami-Dade’s transit director now says service won’t begin before the end of 2020.

 

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Anonymous

This is some sick joke. Now 2 more years? Time to toss all those in Miami Dade Transit from the top down.

Anonymous

Your anger and frustration should be towards the Feds, not the county.

Anonymous

No it absolutely should be toward the county… for allowing Brightline to build their Miamicentral station with NO guarantees from Tri-rail. It was their plan all along to never let tri-rail in and compete with them for a cheap fare!

If you can’t see that by now I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Tri-rail wont be coming in 2020, or 2022, or 2024, etc… It’s obvious what’s really going on here.

Anonymous

The County and Rick Scott. Don’t forget Obama’s stimulus package would have included this rail line, but Scott turned it down, invested in AAF’s parent company, and the rest is history.

Anonymous

Scott had a blind trust he began in 2010 that invested in Fortress Investment Group, that owned FEC, that owned AAF. Not enough of a connection to turn down rail money. See what happened with Cali’s Obama train to see why he turned down the money.

Anonymous

Different rail project in central FL but I understand your point.

Anonymous

Obama’s 800 billion dollar stimulus disappeared into thin air. Hundreds of millions went into a failed solar company along. But of course, no questions from the fake news media.

Anonymous

Bullsh*t from your mouth as usual. Yeah keep yelling fake news media like your soon to be jailed uncle. At least make an attempt to be original. Stale and low energy on your part.

Anonymous

Pretty sure there was a guarantee from Tri-Rail and Brightline/Virgin are just delaying in implementing it.

Anonymous

This guy says ‘pretty sure’…once again, Miami’s finest brains on display here.

Anonymous

Keep those ugly grimy trains in Broward County. Who paints palm trees on a powder blue train anyway?

Anonymous

Now that gets a lol….

Anonymous

Tri-Rail has 5, soon to be 6, stations in Miami-Dade.

Anonymous

what a joke man, they new all along, this f.. town should just be taken over by the Feds!!!

Anonymous

No more stations until Brightline/Virgin completes Positive Train Control system (their responsibility) that’s is delaying TriRail.

Anonymous

I’d be angry in south dade that they are getting the cheap bus lanes instead of rail service when Miami has all this money to throw around to billionaire led private companies for first class train stations.

Anonymous

Lol #NoLeadershipInMiami #BananaRepublicMiami

transplant

*Corrupt leadership.

This is almost unbelievable. But, Miami. Sigh. The future lies in the young people finally demanding/voting for legitimate leadership for our city.

Anonymous

Check Alice Bravo’s bank account !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an criminal shill (my opinion) !!!!! Funniest (most tragic) line from the article. “Tri-Rail is awaiting an invitation from Brightline to begin service,..” #PrisonForCrookedPoliticians

Anonymous

Why did they agree to fund an Aventura station without any assurances for Tri Rail getting downtown?

I dont even get why Brightline doesnt want Tri Rail there to at least pump more people in their retail area. Its dead most of the time.

Anonymous

Next announcement tri-rail will be delayed til 2021 two announcements later tri-rail will be delayed til 2025

Anonymous

“Tri-Rail has been delayed into PortMiami, however.”

*MiamiCentral not PortMiami

Anonymous

When is Chick-fil-A opening in Miami Central

Anonymous

Another clockwork reminded that anything the government tries or claims it can do, private industry can and will if allowed.

Anonymous

The country commissioners have been there too long – we need actions, fresh minds and new ideas about mass transit which for decades have been a after thought for these commissioners.

No action with Amtrak to MIC. Taxpayers‘ millions wasted. They could negotiate with Amtrak, but it is a tough subject, so these lifer commissioners avoid it.

Anonymous

Brightline should be forced to offer low fare to Aventura until Miami Central opens for Tri-Rail.

Laz

No one needs this train to the port, waste of Money, Aventura maybe but not necessary

Michael

There needs to be more seamlessness in the transit system. A visitor arriving at MIA from Hong Kong and going to the Port of Miami doesn’t know that there are different agencies and companies operating the different elements of the transit system. As it now stands, s/he’ll take Metrorail from the airport to Government Center, go down to Metromover (hopefully the elevator will be operating), take the Metromover to Brightline, (another elevator trip that will also hopefully not be tainted with the stench of urine), walk to Brightline, and then board it to go to the port. It’s really much simpler and easier to just take a taxi. What could really help is if there would be a pedestrian bridge from the Government Center platform directly to Brightline.

Anonymous

I bet none of the cry babies on this site is using the train. They just love to complain.

Anonymous

I love taking the brightline, I wish that the Orlando station was being built before now.