New Metrorail service to MIA

Published On: Apr 30 2012 05:54:50 PM EDT
Updated On: May 01 2012 12:04:21 AM EDT

By the end of the summer, you will be able to take Metrorail all the way to Miami International Airport.

MIAMI -

If you're anything like Avi Tryson, you don't like what it costs to leave your car parked at the airport.

"It'll be an extra 75 to 100 bucks for me to travel," Tryson said.

By the end of the summer, however, everything is scheduled to change.

"This is going to give people choices," said Albert Hernandez with Miami Dade Transit.

Hernandez gave Local 10's Sasha Andrade an exclusive look at the Miami Intermodal Station.

"This is the end or the terminal station for a 2 1/2 mile stretch of our Metrorail system," he said.

Once construction is completed this summer, you will be able to take the existing Metrorail from Dadeland, through downtown, and all the way to the Miami International airport.

"We'll have two lines now," Hernandez said. "The green line which provides service to the Palmetto, and the orange line which will provide service to the airport."

Frequent flyer Joe Cuzan doesn't usually take mass transit, but he's sold on spending a couple of dollars to get to MIA and a couple of dollars to leave.

"If it's practical and it works, I'll use it," he said.

In fact, county officials believe the link to the airport will jumpstart ridership by about 7,000 or 8,000 people per day. They say the new stretch of rail launches our 30-year-old system into the future.

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