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Old 06-12-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Hello all,

I have posted in the Miami forum and got some very helpful responses so thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

For those that commute daily to Miami (specifically headed to the medical center), what is your commute time like and what commuting options are best??

I am working 8-4 schedule, up for being on the road at 0630 to get down there... I would like to live possibly in Wilton Manors area...there is no parking provided by my employer.

This is what I have figured out from research/responses - do correct me if I'm wrong:
1. Tri-Rail to the Metro is not an option because of unreliablity and safety
parking/stations.
2. Driving the 95 - word is this is hell and could take an hour each way
because of frequent traffic accidents/disruptions.
3. Van-pool, not sure how long this would take...anyone doing this?

Thoughts on these options or something I haven't thought of. I definitely have decided I do NOT want to live in Miami so hopefully I can make this work.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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There is a new bus that goes from Broward Blvd to downtown Miami. That would be doable...

95 Express
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Public transit between the two counties is very poor. Tri-rail is an option but I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:37 PM
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Hello all,

I have posted in the Miami forum and got some very helpful responses so thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

For those that commute daily to Miami (specifically headed to the medical center), what is your commute time like and what commuting options are best??

I am working 8-4 schedule, up for being on the road at 0630 to get down there... I would like to live possibly in Wilton Manors area...there is no parking provided by my employer.

This is what I have figured out from research/responses - do correct me if I'm wrong:
1. Tri-Rail to the Metro is not an option because of unreliablity and safety
parking/stations.
2. Driving the 95 - word is this is hell and could take an hour each way
because of frequent traffic accidents/disruptions.
3. Van-pool, not sure how long this would take...anyone doing this?

Thoughts on these options or something I haven't thought of. I definitely have decided I do NOT want to live in Miami so hopefully I can make this work.

Worried about driving I-95 in #2, then suggesting a Van Pool in #3 - how do you think the van will be getting to Miami?

With the new express lanes, I'd think you would be fine driving (if you can figure out a parking situation).

4. Ask for a raise and purchase a helicopter.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Tri-Rail barely goes into Dade County. Then you have to switch the Metro-Rail system to get to Jackson. It is a good option for someone wanting to save money by not driving. But driving would be quicker.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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Some of the 95 express routes go to Jackson/Civic Center, so you only have to take the tri-rail down to Golden Glades. If not that, I'd recommend taking a 95-express to the Overtown metrorail and then Civic Center station is just two stops away, it would be much faster than using the tri-rail/metrorail transfer station. Occasionally I park-n-ride at the Golden Glades and haven't had any safety problems, so it's also possible to drive to Golden Glades and use transit the rest of the way.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Thank you all! Sheesh, now I'm thinking Brickell. Ah well, I'm headed down there soon to roam about.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Brickell is a very nice area if you can afford it.
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