Tri-Rail connection to new MiamiCentral station advances

May 18, 2016

Written by Catherine Lackner, Miami Today

Under the gun to wrap up a deal for a Tri-Rail connection to the new MiamiCentral station downtown, county commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved reimbursing All Aboard Florida $13.9 million for costs, sealing their part of the bargain.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

All Aboard had set Tuesday as a drop-dead day to seal the deal for the link to MiamiCentral, where both Brightline bullet trains and Tri-Rail commuter trains are to have their southern terminus.

The City of Miami and the Citizens Independent Transportation Trust both agreed last week to revised agreements. The same will be asked soon of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, the Bayfront Park Management Trust, and both the Omni and Southeast Overtown/Park West community redevelopment agencies. None is being asked to spend more than is already agreed.

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