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Old 03-23-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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I am in desperate need of some advice...

I just took a job at Carnival Cruise Lines which is at 3655 NW 87TH AVE MIAMI, FL 33178. I live in Deerfield Beach. I do not want to put all the miles on my car and spend the extra $$$$ on gas etc. How can I use the tri rail to get to where I am going. I looked on tri rail and it says the closest train station is in Hileah which is about 5-6 miles from my job. Obviously I could walk it, but that does not make sense at all. This is my first time ever considering public transportation.

Can someone PLEASE help me come up with ideas on how to get there without driving the distance. I can go to the Deerfield Beach tri rail station.. that is no problem at all.

Begging for help
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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This is a BRUTAL commute and Tri-Rail goes nowhere near Doral. You can take Tri-Rail to Dade County then switch onto the Miami Metrorail train. Still, I do not believe there is a station anywhere near Doral. The closest would be the airport, so maybe you could catch a bus from that station straight to Doral.

Another idea would be to buy a cheap used car and just park it at the train station and only use that car to commute between the train station and work. OF course you would need to pay extra insurance though.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:06 AM
 
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I'd even be interested in a car pool and pay $$. If anyone knows anyone trust worthy that goes to this area please refer me to them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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I've found a carpool program in a Miami New Times article, it's supported by the FDOT: Carpooling: South Florida Commuter Services - 1800234ride.com (Carpooling, Vanpooling, Transit)

Also, if you wanna take public transport, the less worse way would taking the Tri-Rail towards Miami, then get off it in the Hialeah Market Station and take the 36 Bus Line which goes to Doral and has a stop about two blocks north of your work. If you don't mind walking a lot, the other option would be getting off the Tri-Rail in the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station and take it towards Palmetto Station, get off it in the Okeechobee Station and take the 73 Bus Southbound and get out in the intersection with NW 36th St and walk quite a few blocks west until you get to your workplace. Anyhow, both options would take about 2hrs plus the waiting time for the bus and the train(s).

Commuting by car would be quite shoddy, I've did a kinda similar commute - but reverse (from the Brickell area to Deerfield), and I've ended up quitting the job because of the damn commute. It took 1hr or more - when there was no accidents or major construction - and that was taking the 95 Express and driving pretty briskly.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:07 AM
 
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I've found a carpool program in a Miami New Times article, it's supported by the FDOT: Carpooling: South Florida Commuter Services - 1800234ride.com (Carpooling, Vanpooling, Transit)

Also, if you wanna take public transport, the less worse way would taking the Tri-Rail towards Miami, then get off it in the Hialeah Market Station and take the 36 Bus Line which goes to Doral and has a stop about two blocks north of your work. If you don't mind walking a lot, the other option would be getting off the Tri-Rail in the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer Station and take it towards Palmetto Station, get off it in the Okeechobee Station and take the 73 Bus Southbound and get out in the intersection with NW 36th St and walk quite a few blocks west until you get to your workplace. Anyhow, both options would take about 2hrs plus the waiting time for the bus and the train(s).

Commuting by car would be quite shoddy, I've did a kinda similar commute - but reverse (from the Brickell area to Deerfield), and I've ended up quitting the job because of the damn commute. It took 1hr or more - when there was no accidents or major construction - and that was taking the 95 Express and driving pretty briskly.
thank you for the help!! im also going to looking at just getting to the hialeah tri rail stop and seeing about a coworker picking me up on their way in.
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