Tri-Rail hits passenger benchmark ......

Tri-Rail hits passenger benchmark ... without gimmicks

There are 22 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 7, 2008, titled Tri-Rail hits passenger benchmark ... without gimmicks. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Tri-Rail ridership topped 15,000 on Wednesday, marking only third time in the commuter train's 19-year history that it has carried that many passengers.

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mikey

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Feb 7, 2008
yeah, but have they fixed the air conditioning units in the passenger cars and emptied the poop out of the bathrooms? if they would keep up with the maintenance the ride would be a lot better.
Dont Taze Me Bro

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Feb 7, 2008
TRhe people who run Tri-Rail should be tazed for doing a pathetic job.
commuter

Jupiter, FL

#3 Feb 7, 2008
I ride from Broward to P.Bch. Co. daily & back & have no major complaints except when some bonehead in a vehicle thinks "the car is mightier than the train." Why else would someone try to cross when a train is coming?

In the Old Days the waste would drain right onto the tracks, & that's why the r.r. ties were brown!
Harold Flagg

Miami, FL

#4 Feb 7, 2008
As a GI in WWII, I learned to love train travel. Please, God, let me have a bigger better TriRail to enjoy in my declining years. And thanks for the Valentine freebee. Luv you for that!
Scott

Seattle, WA

#5 Feb 7, 2008
15,000 out of 3 million... Wow
Tri Rail

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Feb 7, 2008
Several Problems with TRI RAIL - unless you work in boca, west palm or Downtown miami - you need to have a car at each end (makes no sense) the buses suck and are no way to be at your destination on time, if they want to make it work you must have feeder rail (at least to dwntn FLL and the ariports) Second - the security guards have ego issues. Third - They hardly ever run on time, which means you cant depend on it if you have to be somewhere on time (like work).
Angry customer 2

United States

#7 Feb 7, 2008
I endorse what you are saying...i hope Tri Rail folks are reading these comments. I work at Delray Hospital..and it is quite an incovenience and appalling when we pull in the train station only to see your connecting bus is pulling out of the train station and not waiting for the tri rail passengers.
Most of the Palm Tran drivers are rude and have a nasty attitude. Why can't we have a connecting bus like whats happening at the other tri rail stops (boca,deerfield beach,pompano)...i think Palm Tran and Tri rail needs to talk to each other..customer service is poor..i would like a sunsentinel reporter to do a story on Palm tran...you will be suprise to see how may complaints you get.
Tri Rail wrote:
Several Problems with TRI RAIL - unless you work in boca, west palm or Downtown miami - you need to have a car at each end (makes no sense) the buses suck and are no way to be at your destination on time, if they want to make it work you must have feeder rail (at least to dwntn FLL and the ariports) Second - the security guards have ego issues. Third - They hardly ever run on time, which means you cant depend on it if you have to be somewhere on time (like work).
Concerned

Miami Beach, FL

#8 Feb 7, 2008
ya right! Tri Rail is a fraud. It's simple, if you commute via Tri Rail, you are a loser. i was one of those people ... for a week
Concerned

Miami Beach, FL

#9 Feb 7, 2008
and if you drive a "tram" ... you are a loser too. filthy attitudes of people down here. some lady was saying it's better than the nyc subways, b/c it's "safer". lol. first i never got mugged in 8 years there. and, i'd rather get mugged once a year and get to work on time rather than be late twice a week due to "the train", lol!
booboo

Miami, FL

#10 Feb 7, 2008
i feel the stupid tri rail big shots should get their head out of their A@#$%^&. and start running a real commuter trai, like selling tickets on board having a conductor, not the idiot waskenhut, dummies. maybe the tri rail big wigs should go to NY and ride the long island rialroad or the metro north. transportation in NY great., florida it Sucks
worst everything

Tucson, AZ

#11 Feb 7, 2008
i rode that junk trap on rails for 2 years back in the 1990's and they never ever where on time! they had a party one time with their new head at the station..cookies and coffee "we are the new tri rail "proganada! and the train was cancelled with all the tri rail pencil pushers at the station, including the queen bee and nobody said a word to us>>> we all stood their like a bunch of fools, and when the automated system announced "train cancelled"..somebody asked the queen bee why we stood there for 1/2 an hour and nobody said anything she said you never asked!! clowns!!

“Salutations!”

Since: Feb 08

Schaumburg, IL

#12 Feb 7, 2008
Youd think with all the high traffic, humidity and old folks who live here, South Florida would have a decent rail system, but no.

The blame goes to the crooked politicians and to residents for their lack of concern.
train rider

Miami, FL

#14 Jun 6, 2008
Maybe we should put the blame where it belongs - with the voters and the Florida politicians. It takes money to run a proper transit system, and Florida voters simply don't support public transportation at the polls; thus no money for improved equipment or service.

So either vote for a decent transit system or stop complaining. Be part of the solution instead of the problem.

I have been riding for nearly 4 years, and since double-tracking delays have been minimal, unless some idiot decide to park on the tracks!
sp00n_master

Miami, FL

#15 Jun 6, 2008
Concerned wrote:
ya right! Tri Rail is a fraud. It's simple, if you commute via Tri Rail, you are a loser. i was one of those people ... for a week
Right because that Hummer you drive is so much better...
sp00n_master

Miami, FL

#16 Jun 6, 2008
booboo wrote:
i feel the stupid tri rail big shots should get their head out of their A@#$%^&. and start running a real commuter trai, like selling tickets on board having a conductor, not the idiot waskenhut, dummies. maybe the tri rail big wigs should go to NY and ride the long island rialroad or the metro north. transportation in NY great., florida it Sucks
Looks like we have another native "New Yawka"! Because everything in Florida sucks and everything in New York is just soooo much better "than it is here" right?? The traffic sucks, the crime sucks, the mass transit sucks, the people suck, the weather sucks, the pizza sucks, the beaches suck yea yea its all better in NY right? Sure it is we all know so there is no need to preach it to us once again!
Scott M

Jupiter, FL

#17 Aug 27, 2009
Tri Rail sucks. I ride it every so often and the trains are dirty, the AC never works, and the trains never run on time. Having to show you ticket randomly to a security guard who has an attitude is inconvenient and annoying.

There is nothing like sitting on a train in business clothes sweating your ass off because the AC is broke yet again when there is no space because they don't run enough cars during rush hour.

Another government failure.
pisses customer 3547532

Mountain View, CA

#18 Nov 23, 2014
Tri-rail buses suck. Stinky, bad air conditions, rude drivers, not to mention people allowed to stack suitcases in the isle. I hast he bus ride from FLL TO THE TRIAL RAIL
Choo choo to hell

Delray Beach, FL

#19 Mar 3, 2016
Trains are ok, employees are rude for the most part.
Seats are dirty but the worse part it's the SCHEDULE!!!!
I wish I worked for tri rail to come and go whenever the hell I felt like.
Absolutely no one shows any effort to perform on schedule, it is a terrible service!!
Maybe that's why I have not seen a survey yet.
So now every time the train is late I decided to make my ride complementary... Thank you for sucking so bad!!
Fart news

United States

#20 Mar 3, 2016
Caboose farts
The Grateful Rail

Miami, FL

#21 Mar 11, 2016

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