Bringing Passenger Rail Service to

Southeast Florida's Downtowns

Coastal Link Commuter Rail Corridor Maps

Corridor Map

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Miami-Dade County

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Broward County

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Palm Beach County

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The Coastal Link Commuter Rail project along the Florida East Coast (FEC) rail corridor in eastern Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties has been under development for a number of years. Many of the pieces required to complete the planning, design, and construction phases of the project have now fallen into place. Unlike Brightline, which is a high-speed, intercity service that is designed to carry people quickly to a limited number of destinations, the Coastal Commuter Link will eventually bring commuter rail service to the heart of South Florida’s historic downtowns including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.

History of Studying Commuter Rail in the Corridor

  • Broward and FDOT MOU is signed
  • PD&E Consultants selected
  • Miami-Dade County Resolutions for ongoing track access negotiations
  • Broward continues dialogue with Brightline and FDOT
  • Broward and FDOT draft MOU to advance commuter rail project
  • FDOT conducts New River Crossing Feasibility Study
  • Brightline starts revenue service from Miami to West Palm Beach
  • Miami-Dade begins negotiating track access
  • Broward passes penny surtax
  • Phased project implementation based on local funding share by country
  • FDOT & SFRTA formally request Entry into PD from FTA
  • FTA and FRA later agree to put PD request on hold to avoid confusion with AAF
  • MPOs sign collective MOU and authorize request to begin FTA New Starts Project Development (PD)
  • 25 stations identified for further evaluation in PD&E
  • Refined Master Plan for 85-miles commuter rail service from Miami to Jupiter
  • Integrated extension of Tri-Rail on shared tracks with FEC Freight
  • All Aboard Florida (AAF) announced from Miami to Orlando
  • MPOs and FEC request regional Transit Study by FDOT
  • FDOT held over 400 public meetings to develop System Master Plan
  • Resolutions of support from Broward MPO, Palm Beach MPO and cities

Alignment on the FEC Rail Corridor

Eight stations in Broward, including the current downtown Fort Lauderdale Brightline station

*Alignment is approximately 21 miles in Broward*

  • (Deerfield Beach – not officially under discussion)
  • Pompano Beach
  • Oakland Park
  • Wilton Manors
  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • Dania Beach
  • Downtown Hollywood
  • Hallandale Beach

Project Partners

For More Information

Please contact Amanda Christon at (954) 876-0078 or christona@browardmpo.org to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.