All in for All Aboard Florida

08/16/2014 7:00 PM

08/15/2014 9:24 PM

As a young professional living in Broward and working in downtown Miami, I see great value and opportunity with the new All Aboard Florida project. My company has offices in the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton and we are focused on significantly growing them over the next few years.

This passenger rail service would be a reliable connection between the Miami and Fort Lauderdale branches, allowing me to work and be productive during my travel time. And when I’m not focused on working, I could use it to travel to Orlando to visit my brother and not worry about driving four hours for a short weekend visit.

This system also paves the way for the introduction of commuter rail on the Florida East Coast Railway, which, when combined with All Aboard Florida, will completely change the way we move, do businesses and travel throughout our region and the state.

The choice is clear; in order to remain a competitive and world class region, we must support and promote initiatives like All Aboard Florida.

Charles V. West, Miami

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