Category transit

2013 Transportation Summit: Be there, spread the word!

Interior of Miami Airport Metrorail Orange Line station

Metrorail’s busiest (and emptiest) stations

Not all Miami Metrorail stations are created equal. Some are busy whilst others are always empty. Government Center may be crowded during rush hour, whereas other stations, such as Vizcaya, are virtually always empty. Which stations really are the busiest and how has the Metrorail system evolved in the past five years? The city’s inner […]

Expanded weekend Tri-Rail service begins this Saturday

This Saturday, March 2nd marks the beginning of expanded weekend and holiday service on Tri-Rail. Weekend and holiday service will go from trains every two hours to hourly. In addition, the last night train (northbound and southbound) will leave about an hour later. Three weekday trains will have very minor schedule adjustments to improve on-time […]

Hialeah station

Hialeah Station has seen better days

Despite being Miami-Dade’s second-largest city, with a fairly large population, Hialeah is not just America’s densest city without a skyscraper (apparently), it’s also a city with a neglected train station. The Hialeah Market Station at 1200 SE 10th Court (Hialeah Grid System) is a historic train station built in 1926 by the Seaboard Air Line […]

Miami transit report: 11/2012

November saw another month of passenger ridership growth on all modes of Miami-Dade Transit. A record weekday average of 71,800 passengers rode Metrorail in November. This is the best recorded weekday average in Metrorail history! Could this be due to the increased reliability and convenience of Metrorail since the opening of the Orange Line? I […]

Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer needs fixing

Transferring between Metrorail and Tri-Rail at the “Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station” (creative name, right?) can be a lengthy, confusing and stressful process. It’s time we address some of the problems to improve the transit experience for all. Before Miami-Dade Transit and Tri-Rail introduced the “Easy Card,” there were simple, paper fare tickets that you would insert […]

Miami transit report: 10/2012

October saw continued ridership growth on all modes of Miami-Dade Transit. A record 70,500 passengers rode Metrorail on average on weekdays in October. This record is tied with March 2008 for the highest ridership on Metrorail ever. Great news! Metromover stayed constant at 31,100 average daily passengers in October 2011 as in October 2012. Metrorail […]