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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Learn About the Commuter Rail Project

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Proposed Commuter Rail Service with Potential Stop in Oakland Park 

A study is underway to explore commuter rail service on the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway, from Aventura in Miami-Dade County to Deerfield Beach in Broward County. 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) technical team has analyzed potential commuter rail stop locations along the FEC corridor and recommends that one be in downtown Oakland Park. Read the BCR Preliminary Station Report Screening Summary

Oakland Park has pursued the goal of a rail platform in its downtown for more than a decade. A potential platform along Dixie Highway could support development and spur economic growth throughout the area. A rail stop could also see downtown properties appreciate approximately 20 to 30 percent within three to five years. The City Commission passed a resolution of support for a train stop in 2010 and 2019. In a recent citywide survey, 77% of residents support the idea of a stop in Oakland Park. 

Click here to sign a letter of support for the commuter rail project. 

For more information on the commuter line visit www.browardcommuterrailstudy.com

 

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