APRIL / MAY 2018
 

Ride & Play Day

Tri-Rail presented its annual “Ride & Play” day on Saturday, April 21, which provided families a great opportunity to experience the train while traveling to the region’s best attractions. As part of “Ride & Play,” riders enjoyed onboard fun for all ages on select trains complete with costumed characters, balloon artists, magicians, giveaways and the chance to meet some of their favorite radio personalities from Y100, HOT 105, Amor 107.5 and KOOL 105.5.

Passengers who showed their validated train tickets received exclusive Ride & Play discounts and offers from Palm Beach Zoo, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Xtreme Action Park. Tri-Rail carried 8,791 passengers on Ride and Play day, the fourth highest daily ridership of any Saturday in the history of the transit system.

With $5 all-day weekend fares, hourly weekend service and children under five riding free, Tri-Rail is the convenient, inexpensive way to explore the best of South Florida!

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Ride Tri-Rail and Explore South Florida

The best of South Florida is only a train ride away. With Tri-Rail’s Fun Guide, you now have a quick look at many of the popular destinations that are easily accessible via the Tri-Rail system. Flip through the digital version of Tri-Rail’s Fun Guide and find out how to get to the Perez Art Museum Miami, Palm Beach Zoo, Sawgrass Mills, South Beach, our three international airports and more!

 

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SFRTA Transit Development Plan Major Update

SFRTA is preparing its Transit Development Plan (TDP) Major Update for 2019-2028, and seeks your input to identify Tri-Rail improvements for our trains, commuter buses, and stations.

The TDP Major Update is SFRTA’s comprehensive strategic planning, development and operational guidance document that forms the basis for defining public transit needs and opportunities for the next 10 years.

Whether you’re a regular or one-time rider, we want to hear from you.

  • Why do you use TRI-RAIL?
  • What improvements would you like to see?

Please participate by completing a brief survey at: www.TriRailTDP2018.com/input.

Or email us with your comments at: TDP@sfrta.fl.gov

Thank you for helping us define Tri-Rail’s priorities!

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SFRTA Wins 1st Place Adwheel Award

The SFRTA won a 1st Place AdWheel Award presented at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2018 Marketing & Communications Workshop. The agency won in the category “Shoestring Tactic – Best Marketing and Communications to Increase Ridership or Sales” for the 2017 Ultra Music Festival campaign effort. The campaign targeted South Florida millennials who were interested in attending the three-day music event.

Some of the highlights for this effort included Tri-Rail carrying 7,675 passengers on March 25, the seventh highest daily ridership of any other weekend day in the history of the system at that time. The promotion included the chance to win a pair of tickets to the event where over 700 people registered. Tri-Rail also had special trains running at the end of each concert which carried over 300 passengers taking the train back home.

SFRTA’s 1st Place Award entry will be submitted for a second round of judging for a chance to win a Grand Award at APTA’s Annual Conference in September 2018.

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2018 Miami Marlins Day Games

Enjoy major league entertainment right in your back yard by going to a Miami Marlins daytime home game taking Tri-Rail. Games with a start time of 12:10 p.m., 1:10 p.m. and 4:10 p.m., are easily accessible with Tri-Rail’s schedule. The Marlins Express Shuttle runs from the Metrorail Culmer Station 90 minutes before the games start and 60 minutes after they end. The City of Miami Trolley can also transport passengers to Marlins Park from the Metrorail Civic Center for free. (Not available on Sundays.)

Regular Metrorail and Metrobus (for Marlins Express) fares apply. Please remember to allow additional time for transfers on your travel.

List of remaining scheduled day games for the 2018 baseball season:
May – 26, 27
June – 9, 10, 14, 28, 30
July – 1, 4, 14, 15, 24, 29
August – 12, 26
September – 2, 3, 23

Visit www.marlins.com to confirm game schedule times.

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SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

801 NW 33rd Street | Pompano Beach, Florida 33064
954-942-RAIL (7245) | 1-888-GO-SFRTA (467-3782)
www.sfrta.fl.gov

Governing Board

Commissioner
Steven L. Abrams,
Chair

Andrew Fray,
Vice Chair

Frank Frione
Nick A. Inamdar

Gerry O'Reilly
F. Martin Perry
Commissioner Tim Ryan
James A. Scott
Robert C. L. Vaughan
Executive Director
Jack L. Stephens

954-357-8400
www.broward.org/bct

1-877-930-4287
www.palmtran.org

305-770-3131
www.miamidade.gov

1-800-TRI-RAIL
www.tri-rail.com

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