Construction of First Station for All Aboard Florida’s Passenger Train Gets Underway

All Aboard Florida’s Passenger TrainThe privately funded and operated rail service between Fort Lauderdale and Miami broke ground on its Fort Lauderdale station in late October. This project, All Aboard Florida, will have a positive impact on Florida construction and once completed, will benefit the region’s commuters, tourists and the general public. 

Located just off Northwest Second Avenue between Northwest Fourth Street and Broward Boulevard, construction began with the demolition of an existing strip shopping center. The city supports this location and sees it as a step toward bringing growth to this underutilized area. During its construction, it will bring high paying jobs to the area and, as envisioned for the future, an array of restaurants and shops.

Plans for the Fort Lauderdale Station currently include a large pedestrian plaza, two parking garages and the terminal that will be constructed over the railroad tracks. According to project architect Bernard Zyscovich, the site offers easy access from western Broward County and its location, off Broward Boulevard, gives it even more significance for the area. In the future, the parent company, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR), will connect Miami Beach with Orlando. Rail transport like this project will help alleviate already congested roads and highways and offer visitors and residents a solid alternative for traveling and commuting.

While there’s no doubt that this project will provide an environmentally sound alternative for public transportation, it will undoubtedly be welcomed by existing and new residents. Recent research conducted by a national company identified south Florida as one of the markets where demand for housing is high.

Florida led the nation in construction job growth, with 39,000 new jobs added between February 2013 and February 2014. And Lennar Homes, based in Miami, increased its construction levels in 2013, starting 18,000 homes across the nation, up from the previous year.

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