March 24, 2014
A chapter of the Disabled American Veterans raised $5,000 to buy rail passes for disabled veterans after noticing that many take Tri-Rail to VA hospitals for treatment. That prompted agency board members to start a program that would make Tri-Rail trips free for all disabled veterans in Broward, Palm and Miami-Dade counties.
January 7, 2014
Carried more passengers than during any other year in its 25-year history of operation. According to records, 4,350,782 trips were taken on the commuter rail line in 2013, up from approximately 4,300,000 in 2008 when gas prices were at their highest.
June 26, 2013
Most trains operated at or near capacity. Special four-car sets were operated to accommodate the anticipated overflow crowd.
August 2, 2012
The agency’s free shuttles to corporate parks, shopping centers and downtown at many of its stations caused the uptick. In 2010, 444,298 people boarded the shuttles. This year, 935,919 used the buses.
May 3, 2012
Charles “Steve” McClarty brings with him 39 years of railroad safety and operations experience in the rail industry. He held various positions with Amtrak in the Midwest and most recently, while at the Illinois DOT, he served as the Bureau Chief.
January 19, 2012
The new, $14.8 million automated fare system has charged some passengers twice when they try to add money to their cards. Sometimes the validators have not scanned the cards at all.
November 28, 2011
Officials say it will be the first transit station in Florida and one of the first in the nation to be completely supported by solar energy.
November 17, 2011
Projects were selected through the FTA's competitive FY 2011 Sustainability Initiative, which includes funding from: the Clean Fuels and the TIGGER III grant programs.
December 9, 2009
The bill, which also lays the groundwork to make mass transit a priority in future transportation planning and budgeting, now heads to Gov. Crist for approval.
December 7, 2009
Event-goers can purchase a roundtrip ticket for each event for only $5, which includes the cost of both the train and shuttle bus rides.
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