rail http://blog.wlrn.org en Train Is The New... Train? I-95 Traffic Helps Resurrect Old Miami Rail http://blog.wlrn.org/post/train-new-train-i-95-traffic-helps-resurrect-old-miami-rail <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I-95 misery has bent Henry Flagler's railroad tracks full circle.</span></p><div><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Long ago, passenger trains on lines Flagler built turned a community called Fort Dallas, pop. 300, into Miami. Then cars on I-95 turned Miami into the Miami metropolitan area, driving a stake into Flagler passenger trains along the way. Now, in a historic swing of the pendulum, that same highway system may be resurrecting Flagler passenger service.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:12:29 +0000 Kenny Malone 31007 at http://blog.wlrn.org Train Is The New... Train? I-95 Traffic Helps Resurrect Old Miami Rail Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/planners-reveal-pricetag-light-rail-miami-beach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The numbers are in. The estimated cost of building a light rail line from mainland Miami to the beach is $532 million. And three key players are lining up in support of the proposal.</span></p><p>The mayors of Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami and the city of Miami Beach are backing the proposal to build a light rail line along the MacArthur Causeway.</p><p>Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has said previously that if traffic between Miami and Miami Beach gets worse it will kill the tourism industry.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:08:43 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30254 at http://blog.wlrn.org Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach What Everyone Is Reading March 16-22 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-march-16-22 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If we were to create a fictional story based t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his week's top five stories</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it might go something like this:</span></p><p>Traffic engineers use funds from parking meters to build the Orlando-Miami rail line. The colorful yellow meters do not actually pay the city for parking and were supposed to fund Florida’s desalination facilities. One outraged citizen got a hold of public-radio host Ira Glass, who is now producing a radio story for “This Floridian Life.”</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:33:11 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 29703 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading March 16-22 How Miami-Dade's Dreams Of Light Rail Look A Lot Like Its Past http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-miami-dades-dreams-light-rail-look-lot-its-past <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once again, Miami-Dade County is studying whether a light-rail train from mainland Miami to the beach would actually work.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Carlos </span>Gimenez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the county&rsquo;s metropolitan planning organization think it could be a solution to the traffic problems of South Beach. If traffic gets worse, </span>Gimenez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has said it will &ldquo;kill the tourism industry.&rdquo; &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>A History Of Light Rail</strong></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 21530 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Miami-Dade's Dreams Of Light Rail Look A Lot Like Its Past New Miami-Orlando Express Train Is Just A Handshake Away http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-miami-orlando-express-train-just-handshake-away <p>Two years after Gov. Rick Scott rejected a federal proposal for high-speed rail in Florida, a privately funded project for an express line connecting Orlando and Miami is just one deal away from beginning construction.</p><p><a href="http://www.wlrn.org/post/fast-train-will-link-miami-orlando-2015">All Aboard Florida</a>, a private company based in Coral Gables, has plans to build a line that would connect Orlando to Miami in just under three hours. It would also make stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:53:35 +0000 Patience Haggin 16713 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Miami-Orlando Express Train Is Just A Handshake Away How A Fake Train Station Could Improve Public Transportation In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-fake-train-station-could-improve-public-transportation-miami <p></p><p></p><p>Over the weekend, public transit advocates in Miami <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/transit-station-design-district-pop-purple-line-miami-makes-it-so">built a temporary train station </a>along an imaginary transit line. They called it the Purple Line, sticking with the theme of Miami’s other two commuter rail lines, the Orange and the Green. Organizers of the project say this mock train station is going to help improve public transit in the city.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 10628 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Fake Train Station Could Improve Public Transportation In Miami Fast Train Will Link Miami, Orlando In 2015 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fast-train-will-link-miami-orlando-2015 <p></p><p>A billion-dollar passenger rail project, due to break ground next year, will be whisking business travelers and tourists between Miami and Orlando at top speed by some time in 2015.</p><p>Plans call for stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on the way from Miami to Orlando International Airport with a spur line connecting the beaches of Brevard County to the system.</p><p>Cost and benefits? According to the Sun Sentinel, $1 billion, 1,600 jobs and a three-hour trip -- much quicker than you could make at the wheel of your own car.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:00:43 +0000 Rick Stone 6052 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fast Train Will Link Miami, Orlando In 2015