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Old 10-22-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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Sonikak,

Simply put - dont do it - unless its only until you find somewhere closer to live or work. Just to get out of South Miami to the Dade/Broward line can take an hour if one thing goes wrong - then you still have Broward and South PB county traffic to deal with -

Ist - US1, 826, 836 or the turnpike - doesnt matter - they all suck -
Then you have in Ndade/Sbroward - 95, Turnpike or 75 and 595 (or Sawgrass) - each has its own set of bottlenecks
then you have the Commercial/Hillsboro backup???

You will be insane in short order.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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Doesn't TRI RAIL go from Boca to Miami?
Tri-Rail doesn't go to downtown Miami, it ends near MIA airport. You'd have to change to Metrorail at 79th St.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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But isn't that ok? how long would that take? thnks
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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if living in Palm Beach is a got to thing then TriRail is the only cost effective answer, if your home and work are both close to the rail stations... other wise it will be a 2hr normal drive(3 or 4 hours if something goes wrong) from downtown Boynton Beach to downtown Miami. TriRail is less hassle but I was on the train for 1hr 45min and on MetroRail for another 45 min each way, and after ten months I then moved back to Miami so that I would not have to have so much down time...then the company moved to West Palm Beach, so I moved back to Boynton Beach. But I would suggest living in Miami...
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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Is there a train (Tri-Rail)that goes from West Palm to Miami Lakes?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if they know anyone that commutes daily from the Palm Beach area to downtown Miami. The reason I ask is we might be moving down to south Florida and I generally like the Palm Beach area better than Broward or Miami... Just wondering if you all know anyone that does it or is it generally unheard of---considered too far?

Thanks
Yes, it is too far for a daily commute. Please, do not listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. I commuted from Palm Beach County to downtown Fort Lauderdale for 8 months, and I spent $450 dollars a month in gasoline and tolls, not to mention brakes and tires. It was 120 miles a day in driving - and Miami is a much longer drive.

You're going to be looking at 1 hour and 40 minute drive, one way. For the average sedan, expect to pay well over $550 dollars a month in gas/tolls, and that's a conservative estimate.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Is there a train (Tri-Rail)that goes from West Palm to Miami Lakes?
Yes, there is a tri-rail that runs to Miami...and it's hideous. I tried that during the first month of my commute and quickly realized that I'd rather walk the 120 miles than ride that thing. If you plan on riding it at night, get your concealed carry permit. I rode it pretty consistently for a month and I saw some "interesting" things.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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My husband makes a daily commute the other way -- from southwest Broward to downtown WPB and it's awful. He just called me earlier this morning and said that the Turnpike was backed up -- it looked as if there was a terrible traffic accident. It looked as if it was going to take him at least 2 hours to get to work. We own and we're debating whether or not to move to Palm Beach. I just don't know what we'll do. . .
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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A regular "commute" of that magnitude is financially, physically, emotionally and ecologically irrational.
Such a decision will have consequences that you won't expect and will, eventually, come to regret.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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My husband makes a daily commute the other way -- from southwest Broward to downtown WPB and it's awful. He just called me earlier this morning and said that the Turnpike was backed up -- it looked as if there was a terrible traffic accident. It looked as if it was going to take him at least 2 hours to get to work. We own and we're debating whether or not to move to Palm Beach. I just don't know what we'll do. . .
that's a long commute.
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