Lessons to be learned from a new commuter rail system

W. L. Ball, S. E. Polzin

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This article focuses on the new commuter rail service in southeast Florida. The performance and characteristics of Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority (Tri-Rail) are presented, along with observations concerning rail implementation in a non-traditional transit market characterized by low densities. The discussion results from two major analyses: an on-board survey and a peer review analysis. Selected results of these two studies are presented to provide an overall status report for the Tri-Rail system and to suggest lessons that can be learned for other communities that are planning contemplating investments in rail systems that will serve markets similar to Tri-Rail's. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalITE Journal (Institute of Transportation Engineers)
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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