Parking spaces hard to find at Tri-Rail stations

The increase of commuters to Tri-Rail trains has created a parking crunch at several stations, forcing the cash-strapped commuter rail to scramble to find answers to a problem that could hinder its growth. Full Story
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Joe Sixpack

Miami, FL

#1 Jun 12, 2008
What a away to limit growth of the tri-rail. Cut back on the money and limit the parking. Looks like the transportation forecasters are working overtime.
I wonder if the transportation managers are the same group as our water managers?
Life

Hallandale, FL

#2 Jun 12, 2008
Sorry way to run a business. Is the Government involved? Is Obama involved personally? That would explain the problem.
FinSane

Pompano Beach, FL

#3 Jun 12, 2008
What happens if the oil bubble bursts and prices come down, and people start driving more and using the trains less? Were going to have plenty of empty parking garages and vacant lots.
Commuter

Miami, FL

#4 Jun 13, 2008
For all Hollywood Tri-Rail riders: Sheridan Station has a very large parking lot with many parking spaces. Try going there when Hollywood Station gets filled up.
Commuter

Miami, FL

#5 Jun 13, 2008
Life wrote:
Sorry way to run a business. Is the Government involved? Is Obama involved personally? That would explain the problem.
Of course the governments involved - they cut funding for Tri-Rail. NOT OBAMA. Your local congressmen and political cronies in Tallahassee felt it was better to pad their salaries than help commuters. Blame them.
Commuter

Miami, FL

#6 Jun 13, 2008
Joe Sixpack wrote:
What a away to limit growth of the tri-rail. Cut back on the money and limit the parking. Looks like the transportation forecasters are working overtime.
I wonder if the transportation managers are the same group as our water managers?
I guess you weren't at the beer party. Oops, did I type that too loud?
Amendment Won

United States

#7 Jun 13, 2008
Remember an election just recently touting the 'wonders' of amendment one to the gullible people of Florida? Championed by Charlie Crist and lead by many arse kissing politicos, mostly Republican and some sycophant Democrats ?
Welcome to the wonderful world of Disney politics in Florida, where politicians promise to "cut" your taxes and make your government "small", so small that "government don't work" (as said by our fearless leader in the big white house.)
Gatorik

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#8 Jun 13, 2008
It makes absolutely no sense to spend a fortune building more elevated parking lots. The answer is expanded express shuttle service from the areas where people live to the trirail stations. This is a far less costly and much more flexible option. Of course, such a solution will never even enter the discussion since it won't give the politicians the opportunity to award juicy building contracts to their cronies.

Since: Dec 06

United States

#9 Jun 13, 2008
So here we are you've convinced us to use public transportation. Well I should say you (government)forced us to use public transportation. So let's create another battle, parking.

We are trying to conform so everyone else can enjoy their high priced homes, SUV etc... We are are surviving and will continue to do so. Because no matter what trick or bull you have up your sleeves our perservarance will not wear us down. So make more spaces or we will be forced to block the roads. Since they are not being used for traffic or our commuting we can use them as parking lots.
ftltoday

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Jun 13, 2008
South Florida needs to come up with a better rail system. An elevated system would be much better and wouldn't interfere with drivers. How many times do I have to wait 5-10 min at a RR crossing for Tri-Rail?!? Also, they need some east-west spokes of the system as well.

www.ftltoday.com
animal owner

Washington, DC

#11 Jun 13, 2008
AMEN ftltoday!!! I would love to park my car and ride a bus, or rail as I did when I lived in Miami, but Broward is not commuter friendly. I start at 6 am, live east of University and work in Plantation west of University. Taking a bus would put me walking a mile to and from the drop off in the dark. Not to bad during the cooler months, but during the summer my chances of getting caught in a downpour in the afternoon are just to great, as well as the heat of the afternoon. Small shuttle buses instead of those huge things with more varied routes would be a god send.
Philly boy

Davisburg, MI

#12 Jun 13, 2008
This has been a constant problem for years in the Boston suburbs and the Philly Main Line. The parking lots are overflowing at the break of dawn and the politicians wonder what they need to do to increase ridership of mass transit.

Because riders are going to work, the lots are full all day and the trains are empty.

Long term remote parking with a shuttle is the answer like at the airport. Charging all sorts of fees can reduce the parking burden but it drives people away from the concept of mass transit.
Huh

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jun 13, 2008
Before Tri Rail starts planning for growth, what doesn't it wait and have a few years of growth first? This thimg has been a loser until gas went up. A dip in gas prices and this is the ghost train again.
Sean T Wright

Stuart, FL

#14 Jun 13, 2008
We keep reading stories of how Tri-Rail is really becoming apart of our community more & more everyday.

Parking is only one problem. A gentlemen by the name of Charlie Klein actually has a pretty good idea on a Bus Hub system that I have been reading this week. Really looks like it would solve some of the issues today's bloggers are discussing.

The issue of funding for Tri-Rail is the Problem!

I have a favor to ask all South Florida Blogger's.

Tri-Rail's Funding issue was impacted by Central Florida Rail. Not approved yet. If the Central Florida Rail is not approved it will doom all Commuter Rail in the State of Florida. This is a part reason why Tri-Rail is now having the funding issue. The issue being a direct result of Polk County Politics, Politicians, & City Managers.

The favor to ask. All South Florida Supporters of Tri-Rail need to show a stong support in the Orlando Sentinel Blog's on Central Florida Rail. The Orlando Sentinel Blogs have been filled with Polk County Residents that mean to put in end to Rail in the state. We can not let the happen.

If you Support Tri-Rail please be following the C.F.R in the Orlando Sentinel to show your support for further Tri-Rail funding & building off Tri-Rail, bring Commuter Rail to Orlando.

Thank you all so much.

“Yes, it's Steve”

Since: Jun 07

Wellington

#15 Jun 13, 2008
how long after they spend millions of tax dollars to build parking garages will they start to charge a parking fee to maintain them?
iratepirate

Opa Locka, FL

#16 Jun 13, 2008
Amendment Won wrote:
Remember an election just recently touting the 'wonders' of amendment one to the gullible people of Florida? Championed by Charlie Crist and lead by many arse kissing politicos, mostly Republican and some sycophant Democrats ?
Welcome to the wonderful world of Disney politics in Florida, where politicians promise to "cut" your taxes and make your government "small", so small that "government don't work" (as said by our fearless leader in the big white house.)
You are a democrat...
3rd gen native

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Jun 13, 2008
animal owner wrote:
AMEN ftltoday!!! I would love to park my car and ride a bus, or rail as I did when I lived in Miami, but Broward is not commuter friendly. I start at 6 am, live east of University and work in Plantation west of University. Taking a bus would put me walking a mile to and from the drop off in the dark. Not to bad during the cooler months, but during the summer my chances of getting caught in a downpour in the afternoon are just to great, as well as the heat of the afternoon. Small shuttle buses instead of those huge things with more varied routes would be a god send.
South Palm Beach (namely West Boca) is not any better. If I wanted to use public transportation to get to my job, I'd have to walk nearly 3 miles to get to the closest bus stop. The busses barely run north of Glades. Like you said, it's fine for the cooler months but certainly not now.
Capt Ahab

Miami, FL

#18 Jun 13, 2008
Are all you macho men stupid or just sleeping? Get the old lady out of bed and have her drive you to the station. Then in the evening call her to pick you up. After all she has nothing better to do. Oprah isn't on in the morning so there shouldn't be a problem. After all she benefits from your work. For the single guys get your girlfriend to drive you. I can't see the problem. Let the wussies that can't control their women then you can park and face the ridicule of the other men who control their women.
WTF

Washington, DC

#19 Jun 13, 2008
Capt Ahab wrote:
Are all you macho men stupid or just sleeping? Get the old lady out of bed and have her drive you to the station. Then in the evening call her to pick you up. After all she has nothing better to do. Oprah isn't on in the morning so there shouldn't be a problem. After all she benefits from your work. For the single guys get your girlfriend to drive you. I can't see the problem. Let the wussies that can't control their women then you can park and face the ridicule of the other men who control their women.
Oh, how nice. A man who supports his wife, his kids and all their needs. Whata guy!

As for the single guys, the single girlfriend has no obligation to him since they are not married and he's not supporting her and her needs, so that blows your thinking on that one Capt Ahab.
subwayslut

Miami, FL

#20 Jun 13, 2008
Dade county planned Metrorail in the 1970's in response to the spike in gas prices. Metrorail was finally completed right when oil prices collapsed in the mid 1980's. They'll get TriRail straightened out in time for the speculators rush away from oil.

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