6 Responses to Pic O’ The Day

  1. Andy says:

    Is there a map of those tracks somewhere? Why not turn that into a commuter line?

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  2. John says:

    bureaucracy thats why. Because logic would tell us otherwise.

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  3. Collin says:

    FDOT is hoping to do it, and is once again studying the idea, because for some reason the first studies weren’t good enough. It will happen, it’s just a matter of time, and getting FDOT to spend money on transit instead of just giant highway interchanges.

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  4. Mike Moskos says:

    I had an office in the Design District, lived on the bay and would walk my lab extensively in this area. NEVER did I see a train on these tracks. However, the Biscayne Times reported that there is 1 train a week passing through on Sunday morning to go to the port.

    Despite that, buying residential property is not a good idea: peak oil has almost certainly hit and these train tracks will become extremely active again as we abandon “just in time” inventory systems in favor of “boat and rail is cheaper to ship by”.

    I understand that a trolley to run along this track was just a glimmer in the mayor’s eye: it lost out to the funding for the new Marlins stadium (as will most new capital investment by local government).

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  5. Collin says:

    No the streetcar would have been on-road not on the FEC tracks. Different project.

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  6. Mike Lydon says:

    Sorry Andy, I should have made it clear…that is the FEC.

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