South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)

Pompano Beach, FL 33064


About South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)


800 NW 33rd Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

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South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
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The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority oversees transportation projects in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. 

Products and Press Releases


Tri-Rail ridership reaches four-year high

March 14, 2024
The agency averaged 15,000 weekday riders during February 2024, which was the first time average ridership was more than 14,000 during the week since before the COVID-19 pandemic...

Tri-Rail expanding service into MiamiCentral Station Jan. 13

Jan. 8, 2024
The new service will be introduced as a train-to-train transfer at the Metrorail Transfer Station in Hialeah, Fla., where a shuttle train will spur out of the South Florida Rail...

SFRTA begins testing Tri-Rail trains on FEC Tracks

June 20, 2023
Brightline has provided authorization for Tri-Rail trains to enter the MiamiCentral Station as part of the testing in preparation for the anticipated start of Tri-Rail service...

Tri-Rail Governing Board approves new look for Tri-Rail trains

April 19, 2023
The new look changes the “blue skies, white clouds and palm trees” design Tri-Rail trains have had since 2001.
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Tri-Rail weekday and weekend ridership up 30 percent from January 2022

Feb. 8, 2023
Tri-Rail reached over 320,000 riders in the month, the most since February 2020.
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SFRTA agreement with FEC, Brightline moves MiamiCentral project forward

Nov. 15, 2022
The agreement allows SFRTA personnel to begin training and testing for the implementation of Tri-Rail services at MiamiCentral Station.
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Railroad Signals, PTC, Control Systems and Products

SFRTA to begin testing PTC on revenue trains

June 13, 2019
RSD will begin at the end of June along SFRTA’s entire operating corridor.
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Jack L. Stephens.

In memoriam: Jack L. Stevens, 71

June 5, 2019
Stephens retired from the SFRTA in December 2018 after having held leadership positions in the public transportation industry for more than 30 years.
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority received the award for being the Outstanding Public Transportation System in the state in 2018 from the Florida Public Transportation Association.

SFRTA Named Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year by FPTA

Nov. 21, 2018
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority received the award for being the Outstanding Public Transportation System in the state in 2018 from the Florida Public Transportation...
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Miami-Dade County Moves Towards an Interoperability Agreement with Tri-Rail, Broward County Transit, and Palm Tran

March 15, 2017
Traveling around South Florida will soon be a seamless ride. Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) — along with Broward County Transit, Palm...

Articles & News


SFRTA brighter future supported with a new rail fleet

Oct. 3, 2023
SFRTA was among the first grant award winners of FTA’s Rail Vehicle Replacement Program and, along with new locomotives and rail cars, the agency hopes the fleet will bring greater...
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FTA officials joined GCRTA at an event to mark the awarding of a $130 million grant that will allow the authority to purchase up to rail cars.

FTA awards more than $700 million to six agencies for rail car replacement

The first-time grants were awarded through FTA’s Rail Vehicle Replacement Program, which targets replacement of aging rail cars responsible for service delays and increased maintenance...
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Omaha Metro ORBT and L.A. Metro's Metro Micro

Three transit agencies reach ridership milestones in Q1 2023

April 10, 2023
Omaha Metro’s ORBT, Florida’s Tri-Rail and L.A. Metro’s Metro Micro pilot all notched significant ridership increases that the agencies say demonstrate the value of new and streamlined...
FHWA, in coordination with FRA and FTA, awarded $59 million in CARSI Round Two grants to improve safety at commuter rail grade crossings.

FHWA awards CARSI funding to grade crossing projects in four states

The CARSI program provides funds to commuter rail providers to eliminate hazards at highway-railway crossings.
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David Dech will join SFRTA on Aug. 15 as executive director.

David Dech joins SFRTA as executive director

Dech currently oversees rail operations at CapMetro and will join the south Florida agency on Aug. 15.
Left: Ed Reardon GM Transdev Rail, right, Gregory Fogarty, CEO TekTracking.

Transdev Rail selects TekTracking for inspection and testing contract

The use of TekTracking’s TIMPS and SITE platforms will help keep Tri-Rail trains running with track inspection and signal testing management.

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SFRTA Unveils New Tri-Rail Commuter Connector

Aug. 30, 2016
At the recent meeting of the Governing Board, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) unveiled the first of its new Tri-Rail Commuter Connectors.
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SFRTA Governing Board Appoints New Chair and Vice Chair

June 27, 2016
Broward County Commissioner Tim Ryan was elected chair and Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams was elected vice chair at the June 24 meeting of the South Florida Regional...

Tri-Rail Extends Train Service Hours for Ultra Music Festival

March 14, 2016
Tri-Rail has announced that it will offer extended train service every night during Ultra Music Festival, March 18-20 at Bayfront Park in Miami.

Rail Fun Day Generates Record Ridership on Tri-Rail

Feb. 2, 2016
More passengers rode Tri-Rail on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 than on any other weekend day in the 27-year history of the system.
Safety & Security

Derailment Continues to Impact Tri-Rail for Remainder of Today

Jan. 28, 2016
Tri-Rail train service will continue to be impacted by the early morning train derailment for the remainder of the day. The train derailed between the Pompano Beach and Cypress...

Tri-Rail to Debut Airport Shuttle Service

Oct. 8, 2015
Beginning Oct. 16, travelers will have direct access to the Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) with the implementation of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority...
A graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York, she also attended the Parsons School of Design in New York and participated in a program sponsored in conjunction with the New School of the Arts.

Beth Talabisco Named to SFRTA Board

Sept. 11, 2015
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Beth Talabisco to the Governing Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) as the county...

SFRTA Implements No Smoking Policy at Stations

Sept. 2, 2015
On Oct. 1, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) will begin implementing a strict “No Smoking Policy” at Tri-Rail stations. As of that date, smoking will...
The bike car will be marked with a large bicycle symbol on the outside of the vehicle to help passengers identify the correct car prior to boarding; conductors will also assist with announcements as they arrive at each station.

Tri-Rail Unveils First Bike Car

July 29, 2015
Tri-Rail’s first bike car, a specially equipped Bombardier trailer car, was added to the fleet of rolling stock on July 24. With more passengers turning to bikes for either the...