Key Tri-Rail link to Miami All Aboard station up for vote this week

UPDATE 11:54 a.m.: As of Monday morning, The Bayfront Park Management Trust – a governmental group based in Miami-Dade County – had not added the Tri-Rail plan to its meeting agenda for Tuesday, a move that could jeopardize funding for the project.

The Bayfront Park Management Trust is one of three groups that still must vote on the project, which will allow Palm Beach County residents to ride Tri-Rail trains to All Aboard Florida‘s station in downtown Miami.  The trust’s governing board is set to meet at noon on Tuesday, according to the group’s website. The meeting will be held in Miami-Dade County.

Original story: At least two governmental agencies are set to vote this week on a key link that will allow Tri-Rail trains to carry Palm Beach County residents to the All Aboard Florida station in downtown Miami. trirail

Tri-Rail now runs between Palm Beach County and the Miami International Airport. The downtown Miami Tri-Rail stop would give Palm Beach County residents easier access to the American Airlines Arena, where The Miami Heat play, Port Miami, and other nearby businesses and shopping districts, officials said.

All Aboard Florida has been working with seven government agencies to pay for a pivotal Tri-Rail stop at its station in downtown Miami. But officials with the private rail venture said Friday they are running out of time to secure the approvals they need to continue construction on Tri-Rail’s train platform.

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