U.S., South Florida: Brightline close to county deal on commuter tracks. Next up: Fights over stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; September 24, 2020

Miami-Dade’s transit arm is moving closer to a tax-funded deal to bring a new commuter rail line to the urban tracks that run Brightline trains, with plans for a competition on where to build stations between Miami and Aventura.

A memo from Mayor Carlos Gimenez this week lays out the framework of a train that offers boardings every 30 minutes on weekdays, service that’s not as frequent as Metrorail but which is close to the 20- to 30-minute waits for Tri-Rail commuter trains already running from Miami International Airport to West Palm Beach.

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