Tag Archives: Miami Metrorail

South Florida’s incomplete mass transit (among other things) inhibits the region’s delusions of grandeur in attracting Californians and New Yorkers

In recent weeks, south Florida’s elected officials led by Miami Mayor Frances Suarez (a man skillfully adroit enough but also so lacking in actual political conviction to be found in Trumpian, Never Trump GOP and Neoliberal Dem circles) have been pushing the region as a destination for those “stuck” in New York or the San […]

Can the Brightline be used as a commuter train?

Like most curious south Floridians the Brightline higher-speed intra-city train that runs from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale has been on my mind. Like many, I have previously used the service on the weekends or holidays, when time isn’t really that critical. I own a Honda Accord Hybrid […]

Is the “Brightline effect” poised to change the way we casually travel?

Unveiled to much hullabaloo in southeastern Florida, Brightline has become a sensation. The rail service has wowed customers with higher-speed travel and scintillating service. Now Brightline is looking to change train travel across the nation. Call it the “Brightline effect” Brightline isn’t really for commuters (especially one like me who has a Hybrid and can […]

What we are reading: Miami-Dade’s SMART plan in Trump budget jeopardy

The long-held goal of expanding Miami-Dade’s rapid transit system countrywide might suffer a fatal blow thanks to President Trump’s budget according to The Miami Herald.  In 2002, Miami-Dade voters approved an expansion for Metrorail presumably countywide but because of cost overruns and other debts, the train system was only lengthened slightly to Miami International Airport […]

Flashback Friday: 30 years of Metromover

Thirty years ago the Miami Metromover began operation. The free operation began service in May 1986 and now has three distinct loops that move passengers around Downtown Miami and adjoining areas with ease. The system is the largest and most successful downtown people mover system in the United States – a clear testament to the […]