New commuter link proposed between SF downtowns

A commuter rail train
A commuter rail train

A new plan, called the “Coastal Link,” would transport commuters from downtown West Palm Beach to downtown Miami.

The Tri-Rail service would use existing train tracks running through coastal downtown communities such as West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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“I find that it’s becoming progressively more difficult to get from home to office or other local or regional destinations due to the levels of traffic,” said Jonathan Kolbe, a Boca Raton resident. “I think we all see it. … At this point my commute is local, but I would not hesitate to use a well-connected and convenient transit system for my daily routine.”

Currently the three counties are investigating various ways to come up with the money, including using a transportation sales tax, gas tax or rental car surcharge, according to the Sun-Sentinel. [Sun-Sentinel]Christopher Cameron