Parking spaces hard to find at Tri-Ra...

Parking spaces hard to find at Tri-Rail stations

There are 37 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 12, 2008, titled Parking spaces hard to find at Tri-Rail stations. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

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.

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concerned one

United States

#21 Jun 13, 2008
Here we go (again!) another fatality caused by Tri-Rail; this reaffirms my idea that we have to get rid of Tri-Rail.
Good problem for

West Palm Beach, FL

#22 Jun 13, 2008
Tri-rail anyway. They must be seeing a large influx of funds due to high ridership! If Palm Beach County in particular could make more convenient and less timely links from other areas more people could bus in.

Or consider some spur rail lines also. We really need it. Please help us. We don't want to become a full 3rd world area where we can't even leave our 3rd world barrios for work. Please help us Christ.
NYChemist

New York, NY

#23 Jun 13, 2008
Tri-Rail is the worst form of public transporation ever. Come on, once every 2 hours during the weekend?!??!

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#28 Jun 13, 2008
It was obvious we were never going to make the decision about switching over to mass transit!

Thank the oil industry for being the catalyst to make that decision for us!

The planet thanks too!

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#29 Jun 13, 2008
The hurt is being generated by a society moving from low density, and low fuel costs on flatland, to high density, and fuel cost to vertical development!

This happened to NYC over a century ago!

Next!

“Disabled doesn't mean can't!”

Since: Dec 06

Fort Lauderdale

#30 Jun 13, 2008
NYChemist wrote:
Tri-Rail is the worst form of public transporation ever. Come on, once every 2 hours during the weekend?!??!
Your right! I'd rather be on the "A" train with people sticking their armpits in my face, and smelling brown bags with salami in them, while the holder is passing gas!(Free gas!)
Commuter

Miami, FL

#31 Jun 13, 2008
NYChemist wrote:
Tri-Rail is the worst form of public transporation ever. Come on, once every 2 hours during the weekend?!??!
Monthly ticket for Tri-Rail:$80
Not having to pay $500 a month for fuel and smelling armpits, salami (citing John Garon), getting pick pocketed, spat on, stepped on, and or getting shanked while trying to get to your destination: priceless
omg

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#32 Jun 13, 2008
why not make stickers for riders?
Wild Style

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#33 Jun 13, 2008
FinSane wrote:
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.
People are so quick to throw around terms they have absolutely no knowledge of. You need to research what a commodity bubble is. i am sorry to break it to you but, this is NOT one. Look into what criteria makes up a commodity bubble, then look at what is going on today. Just because you heard joe shmoe on CNN says it is one, means absolutely nothing.

People need to stop behaving like sheep and educating themselves on the problems we are facing today. What is going on is a weak dollar, supply and demand constraints and a extremely small percentage in speculation. You should also look up "peak oil". The bottom line is, anyone betting on prices going down in the future are setting themselves up for failure in the future. People need to get behind mass transit now, well that or watch Ft. Lauderdale become far more unlivable financially than it is now.
Wild Style

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#34 Jun 13, 2008
John Garon wrote:
It was obvious we were never going to make the decision about switching over to mass transit!
Thank the oil industry for being the catalyst to make that decision for us!
The planet thanks too!
I have to disagree with you. This is not just the oil industry that created this. This was over valuing of the dollar (which oil is priced in) to keep the price of the commodity down. This is consumerism at its finest. Using up finite resources to the point we are now at or close to peak oil. this is collusion between cooperations to dismantle what was once trolley systems in most downtown metro areas across America so they could sell people cheap cars. This is helicopter Ben printing money like the crap is confetti to pay debts. As a society we fail!

As for NYC, NYC has always been at a advantage over most of the country as has been Chicago, Boston and most of those older cities that are built off of European models. High density living, better allocation of resources. Not to mention that businesses are centered in central locations making it easier to move people to and from their jobs via mass transit. Unlike the poor city planning in Fort Lauderdale where everything is spread out and hard to reach. It is a logistics nightmare for city and transit planners. They will need to some how get people to move in close to the city core and some how convince business to locate to central areas. Other wise mass transit is always going to be a utter mess in fort lauderdale.
Wild Style

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#35 Jun 13, 2008
Good problem for wrote:
Tri-rail anyway. They must be seeing a large influx of funds due to high ridership! If Palm Beach County in particular could make more convenient and less timely links from other areas more people could bus in.
Or consider some spur rail lines also. We really need it. Please help us. We don't want to become a full 3rd world area where we can't even leave our 3rd world barrios for work. Please help us Christ.
Cant speak for Palm Beach but Broward County proposed a penny tax a year or two back to build out mass transit in Broward. It was all fun and games back then, gas wasn't so high and the sheep voted it down. People lack for sight and research. Peak oil and everything else that is happening now was fore told by MANY economist, energy experts and the like. Any five minute google search would have told the masses we need to invest in mass transit. Now gas is getting higher in price by the day no one wants to play anymore. Now they want to cry about mass transit. Well, where the hell was all this sentiment when we had a chance to pass the penny tax. What goofy people South Floridians are.
Wild Style

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#36 Jun 13, 2008
subwayslut wrote:
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.
How old are you? Do you realize that the episode back in the 70s was because of a embargo by opec right? There is no embargo going on right now. There is no stock piling of inventory to create a speculative bubble (do some research on why thats significant). Production has not fallen off either in a attempt to drive up price either so there goes that theory. You people in south florida need to educate yourselves. Go do some research instead of spread ignorant and false information. This is not a speculative bubble. Granted I have a economics degree to help me understand whats at play but that doesn't mean others cant do some damn google research to figure out whats going on. I would say go to a library but we all no thats not gonna happen. For the truly lazy just go rent the movie End of Suburbia, that will give you the short version in 1.5 hours.

“Listen, Laugh, and Learn.”

Since: Sep 07

Chesterfield

#37 Jun 13, 2008
I go to the Fort Lauderdale airport station, and when i get there @ 7:05, I am lucky to find a place...there are spots next door where there is a challenge course, but those rude people put up barricades and threatened to tow anyone who parked there...Those spots are empty 100% of the time, and they won't let anyone use the extra spots...
3rd gen native

Boca Raton, FL

#38 Jun 16, 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.
Get a clue buddy...I'm female.

And for the record, my husband has a 40 mile one-way commute where he has to be to work at 7am. So, him taking me anywhere (and vice versa) isn't an option.
Rog in Miami Gardens

Miami, FL

#39 Jul 22, 2008
ftltoday wrote:
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
I can't imagine a motorist waiting five -- much more -- 10 minutes at a railroad crossing for a Tri-Rail train, when most of the links include the actual locomotive (the engine) and two or three carriages. I think you're mistaking Tri-Rail (the commuter rail that links Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties) and freight trains.
Rog in Miami Gardens

Miami, FL

#40 Jul 22, 2008
Wild Style wrote:
<quoted text>How old are you? Do you realize that the episode back in the 70s was because of a embargo by opec right? There is no embargo going on right now. There is no stock piling of inventory to create a speculative bubble (do some research on why thats significant). Production has not fallen off either in a attempt to drive up price either so there goes that theory. You people in south florida need to educate yourselves. Go do some research instead of spread ignorant and false information. This is not a speculative bubble. Granted I have a economics degree to help me understand whats at play but that doesn't mean others cant do some damn google research to figure out whats going on. I would say go to a library but we all no thats not gonna happen. For the truly lazy just go rent the movie End of Suburbia, that will give you the short version in 1.5 hours.
WildStyle, I'm afraid you're right. With the ever-increasing consumption of petroleum products in China and India, gas prices will never go down in the U.S. to post-9/11 figures again. I think we're in this for the long haul. Of course, we could create hybrid and/or electric vehicles, but - initially - these products are going to be ridiculously expensive, if not cost-prohibitive for most families. Finally, with the increase in the cost of petroleum products comes the increase in the cost of infrastructure-building and maintenance, so be prepared for increased tolls and toll plazas, as the gas tax that typically pays for interstate highway maintenance is dwindling due to low demand at the pump. Despite the doom and gloom, however, I believe that we'll be all right. We just have to rise a little earlier, be a bit more patient, grab our I-POD's or a good book or mag, enjoy the ride and meet a few new friends along the way. You know, high gas prices and a simpler way of living (as opposed to having to rush everywhere) might not be such a negative prospect afterall. Happy commuting!
Tiosammy

Orlando, FL

#42 Aug 29, 2014
Life wrote:
Sorry way to run a business. Is the Government involved? Is Obama involved personally? That would explain the problem.
Sure sure Blame everything on Obama, thats all you can do

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