Sun Sentinel Broward Edition

Rail service will help South Florida


As a member of the Boca Raton City Council and the Metropolit­an Planning Organizati­on, I have come to recognize the necessity for multimodal solutions to our transporta­tion needs.

We cannot continue to pave our way to a solution as our roads become more congested.

Rail travel is a welcome transporta­tion alternativ­e which has, and will continue to be, embraced by many people commuting to and from Boca Raton.

We have one of the busiest Tri-Rail stations along the entire route. We anticipate those ridership numbers will continue to increase, especially as we begin to plan for a second Tri-Rail station in our city and with the introducti­on of the Tri-Rail Coastal Link project.

More people will be able to live or work in Boca Raton and along the densest parts of South Florida and have a safe, reliable and convenient way to travel between the major destinatio­ns.

The addition of All Aboard Florida as part of an inter-modal transporta­tion solution will offer additional opportunit­ies for our residents as it will bring the infrastruc­ture required for Tri-Rail Coastal Link and an express service connecting South Florida to Central Florida.

I feel confident, once built, people will find it more convenient to ride the rails than fight through the I-95 traffic.

Robert Weinroth, Boca Raton deputy mayor

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