Plan to bring Tri-Rail to new All-Aboard Florida station approved by Miami Commission

Commission votes 5-0 to support spending $5.5 million

MIAMI – A plan to bring Tri-Rail to the new All Aboard Florida station in downtown Miami was up for a vote Thursday by the Miami commission.

The commission voted 5-0 to support spending $5.5 million from the city's share of half-penny transit tax proceeds.

The money will go into the pot for the $69 million needed to build Tri-Rail tracks and platforms at Miami Central Station.

The resolution also calls for the city administration to look to other cities for financial help.

Mayor Tomás Regalado had threatened to veto the $11 million originally proposed if the money came out of the city's general fund.

Regalado backed off since the money would come out of money intended for transit improvements.

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