Rail

Tri-Rail may run out of funds

Posted on May 5, 2009

Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion Jr., chair South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Governing Board, released a statement Tuesday regarding the lack of funds for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Fiscal Year 2010 budget:

 

“We have just learned that there are no additional funds to save Tri-Rail in the state of Florida’s FY10 budget. Clearly, this is a serious issue, which will create a hardship for the people of South Florida who rely on the train for their livelihood and well-being. It will also have a devastating effect on thousands of businesses that depend on the train to get their employees to work.

 

"The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority is faced with two scenarios, at this time. In scenario number one, Tri-Rail can operate for only 18 months as of October 5, 2009, based on the counties funding Tri-Rail at the $1.565 million provided by legislation. This would mean a drastic reduction in Tri-Rail service with only 30 trains per day and no weekend or holiday service. I have asked the Executive Director to prepare a budget based on this scenario for the Fri., May 22, 2009 Governing Board Meeting.

 

"In the second scenario, Tri-Rail can only operate for nine to 12 months as of Oct. 5, 2009, with the reduced schedule as mentioned above, if any one of the three counties elects to give zero dollars to the SFRTA/Tri-Rail, which is a very real possibility.”

 

Last week, MiamiTodayNews.com reported that despite a newly approved fare hike, “Oct. 5 could be the end of the line for Tri-Rail weekend service, and weekday service could be cut nearly in half, from 50 daily trains to about 30. And with no devoted funding stream, the system could only maintain that level for up to two years before facing further reductions.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen line running modified service for 3rd day

Service has been hampered since overhead catenary wires were yanked down when a dump truck lowered its bed two days ago. There is no timetable for the repair of the wires.

D.C. Metro rules out power cables as factor in recent smoke incident

Passengers aboard the train described a tense atmosphere, with smoke in some of the railcars, flames visible outside the train and the odor of electrical smoke evoking memories of the Jan. 12, 2015, L’Enfant Plaza Metro station incidnet that left one rider dead and scores sickened

Alstom awarded major re-signaling project in the UK

Collaborated with Network Rail to develop an interlocking solution based on Alstom’s Smartlock range that will be ready for ETCS installation allowing trains with ETCS capability to operate on that section of the line.

Sacramento RT taps HDR Inc. for streetcar design

The contract outlines a $10 million budget to construct the streetcar line.The city wants the money to come from property owners near the streetcar line, but they rejected it in a vote last year.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close