All Aboard Florida Unveils Design Plans for Fort Lauderdale Station

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Both Reininger and Sharief -- as well as Fort Lauderdale mayor Jack Seiler -- mentioned the importance of expediency and having locations available off the rail service that folks will want to get off for and explore. It was even something Bernard Zyscovich, one of the design partners and the leader of Zyscovich Architects harped on.

"Before we actually start thinking about the look of the building -- believe it or not that's not the first thing we do as architects -- we start thinking about what is the passenger experience? What is the community interaction? And one of the things that has come out of this is the fact that we're really focused on making sure that this particular station has phenomenal access and a lot of conveniences and will flow very, very quickly from the point you arrive in the plaza to the point you get on the train. That passenger experience is really fundamental."

"We're imagining this entire space to be a public space," Zyscovich says. "People can come out, they can get over to the bridge to go across to the buses, they can walk over to Himmarshee, they can go to the IMAX, they can go downtown. This becomes the nexus point."

Here are some of the other highlights during today's unveiling:

  • The exact pricing structure is still under development, but officials did say tickets will be priced competitively against other modes of transportation that "travel the same corridor."
  • Although service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is expected to begin in 2016, the timeframe for service between Miami and Orlando is still unclear, pending environmental studies, but the trip from Miami to Orlando is expected run at three hours, a 25 to 30 percent reduction in current travel times.
  • The exact details on amenities provided at the station will be forthcoming, but early plans include "on-board Wi-Fi, dining and entertainment, service offerings to meet a variety of passenger needs, and innovative seating and table configurations."

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...............................hey ft liqourdale ! if you want to attrack SOUTH AMERICANs don't build a railroad station - just build a childrens detention facility - then they'll come - at the rate of about two-thousand per week

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............................joke for today

WHY BUILD  a railroad station on the property ?

BECAUSE a SOCCER STADIUM wouldn't fit !

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...........................these clowns can't operate a simple PUBLIC BUS operation without major problems - how are they going to run a railroad ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.......................well i am very glad the HOMELESS will have their own disneyworld here in downtown ft liquordale because i am concerned about them since the WOMANs CLUB has fenced off their garden gazebo hangout

if ALL ABOARD FLORIDA train is half as successful as the Broward County Transit bus operations are in shuttling hobos, vagrants and miscreants around, this will work just fine - my German tourist visiting friends to this day can't stop talking about what a unique experience the BCT rides were

and ALL those J O B S created in minimum wage security positions for our out of work RIVERWALK PARKING VALETs and PREDATORY TOWING operations SPOTTERs will really be a boon to our McDonalds and KFC franchises

until someone reports exactly what tied up downtown traffic in all directions for three hours on december 19 in the morning and then later that same day for five hours in the afternoon at the port entrance i will maintain that getting around here will be worse and worse with every next new thing = period

carmellajohn
carmellajohn

Great just what we need, more people, tourists to our Ft.Lauderdale area. Will this lower my taxes?  I think not.Will this revenue allow residents to go to these attraction at a reasonable rate, as it stands now things are totally geared for tourists and residents can't afford to go to any of it. How many languages will we have to speak to be employed at this venue?

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

Just wondering who owns that land where this edifice will reside. I wouldn't be shocked if somehow the Hamilton Forman family was found to be profiting from this choice. They always seem to. Nothing of significance ever happens in Broward without these powerbrokers getting a piece.

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Michelle Brecher
Michelle Brecher

I wonder how the Residents of City View feel about this being right across from their homes. I know, I will capitalize on this future "nexus point" of downtown where my home is. bring it!

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

And after reading this:

  • The exact pricing structure is still under development, but officials did say tickets will be priced competitively against other modes of transportation that "travel the same corridor."

  •  How about this:

       All Aboard the Florida Taxpayers will charge $30 to $36 dollars to go from West Palm Beach to Miami while Tri-Rail charges $6.90.

       Now just how much faster is All Aboard, NONE.

      Now just how competitive is that? NOT.

    riverrat69
    riverrat69 topcommenter

    After reading this:

    ""Imagine a day when tourists from South America who want to see Broward's beaches can fly into Orlando, hop on a train after spending a few days at the theme parks and get off in Downtown Fort Lauderdale," she continued."

    I can only conclude Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief thinks it's a great idea to build a rail system that services South American tourists at the expense of the Florida taxpayers. How much Mike Reininger dick has she sucked?

    frankd4
    frankd4 topcommenter

    ........................i really do NOT think there is a groundswell of interest by the SOUTH AMERICAN tourist to have to see " here between NW 2nd street and Broward Blvd "   in such a capacity that a railroad has to be built to accomodate them all

    seems to me the particular point of interest of many SOUTH AMERICANs these dayz is TEXAS just across the border from naugales mexico

    frankd4
    frankd4 topcommenter

    ..................that's a B I N G O !

    it was a stoke of genius to take an unsaleable piece of railroad yard property unfit for residential development and cha-zaam make it into a multi-million dollar PERSONAL bonanza by fleecing the state and county governments to open the bounty of their TAXPAYER coffers !

    does this mean we no longer need that runway extention project at the airport ? IF NO then how does the taxpayer get a refund of $750,ooo,ooo on that spending fiasco ?

    frankd4
    frankd4 topcommenter

    ..........................stop making sense

    frankd4
    frankd4 topcommenter

    ....................yup, that's how she got to where she is !

    KennyPowersII
    KennyPowersII topcommenter

    @riverrat69 Hey Babs, how about the concept that S A tourists might fly into Ft Lauderdale then ride the train to the theme parks in Orlando?

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