South Florida Regional Transportation Authority

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South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Locale Miami metro area, US
Transit type Commuter rail
Began operation July 1, 2003
Operator(s) South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (in cooperation with Miami-Dade Transit, Broward County Transit, and Palm Tran)
System length 100 mi (160 km)[citation needed]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge)

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) is a tri-county public transit authority operating out of Pompano Beach, Florida,[1] serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The organization was created on July 1, 2003 by the Florida Legislature and enacted by the Florida Department of Transportation. Replacing the pre-existing Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority, the goal of incorporation was to expand cooperation between the Tri-Rail commuter rail service and the existing county public transport authorities: Broward County Transit, Miami-Dade Transit, and Palm Tran. Tri-Rail is solely operated by SFRTA.

SFRTA's mission statement is "To coordinate, develop and implement, in cooperation with all appropriate levels of government, private enterprise and citizens at-large in the community, a viable regional transportation system in South Florida that endeavors to meet the desires and needs for the movement of people, goods and services."[2]

In November 2011, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), through its TIGGER III Program, awarded $5.7 million to SFRTA for its sustainable stations project. The project involves installation of solar panels at stations that will provide 100% of the station's energy, while sending excess energy to the main power grid and store daytime energy for lighting needs at night.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Tri-Rail; commuter rail line operated by South Florida Regional Transportation Authority linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Transportation in South Florida; general coverage of regional transportation


  1. ^ "Contact Us." South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. Retrieved on September 14, 2011. "800 NW 33rd Street, Suite 100 Pompano Beach, Florida 33064"
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  3. ^ FTA divides $112 million among 46 "green" transit projects, Railway Track & Structures, November 18, 2011

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