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Has the Orange Line improved Metro service?

There’s no doubting the immense benefit Metrorail service to Miami International Airport provides to Miamians and visitors to the city. The Orange Line that inaugurated with the opening of the Miami Airport/Central Station was tooted as the line that would double service frequencies to all stations south of Brownsville Station, doubling service from what was […]

Miami transit report: 09/2012

Summer is now over, which means Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) ridership begins to rise. September has been Metrorail’s strongest month in 2012, boasting an average 69,200 passengers a day. This is the highest passenger count on Metrorail since September 2008. This is an increase from Metrorail’s 62,100 passengers last month. Metromover stayed around the same at […]

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Orange Line’s first month: transit report

Ridership for Metrorail Orange Line’s first full month, August 2012, were recently released. Let’s see how the new Orange Line (and Miami Airport station) have affected the amount of passengers on the system. The Orange Line opened on July 28, 2012, so August figures provide us the first real glimpse at the line’s first month […]

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Metrorail’s Brutalist stations

Miami’s Metrorail stations are bulky with a heavy, Brutalist-style design. It’s almost the nature of the beast. Metrorail is a heavy-rail system designed to handle thousands of passengers daily. The stations are designed for maximum wear and tear. Being elevated, these stations are also exposed to the conundrum of Miami’s harsh and oftentimes, bipolar weather. […]

Rain Miami Metrorail staiton

MDT, patch up your leaky stations!

On Summer days like today when all of Miami is under a thick cloud of storming rain, transit riders should still be able to get home dry. This is a photo of the Tri-Rail Metrorail Station. Every inch of the station was dripping, flooded and wet. And this wasn’t the only station. This is unacceptable. […]

Downtown Pompano Beach future Tri-Rail FEC railway station

Redeveloping Downtown Pompano Beach

The City of Pompano Beach is actively working on redeveloping its historic downtown area. Pompano is a city of about 100,000 in northeastern Broward County, just north of Miami. Pompano is the third most important city in the “Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metropolitan area,” with a big economic impact on the region, yet it has no […]

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Taking the train home

There’s always space for one more on the Palmetto platform. Since Palmetto is the northern terminus of the Green Line, trains sit here until it’s their turn to depart and begin their voyage down to Dadeland South station. Until July 2012, when the Miami International Airport station opened, this was the system’s newest station, having […]