Doral’s Trolleys Progress with Our Growing City

City of Doral Government Center
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Doral, FL 33166
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April 17, 2017
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Press Release

Doral’s Trolleys Progress with Our Growing City

Doral, FL – The Doral Trolley Program rolls out improvements realigning and implementing different routes, along with an additional trolley. Through feedback received from surveys and e-mails, existing routes are being evaluated to take into account the community’s current and future needs due to new roads, connections, and developments. “As the City grows, we want the trolleys to reach those new areas” stated Traffic Engineer Rita Carbonell “With over 112,000 more riders in the last fiscal year, the trolleys must grow with our residents.”

The Doral Transportation Team is assessing the existing trolley routes to begin serving Dolphin Mall, Legacy Park, and the Doral International Math and Science Academy, and potentially the newly opened CityPlace to better aid the community. All three trolley routes are to begin restructuring service contingent on Miami Dade County’s approval.

An FIU route is expected by 2018, stopping at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and the Engineering Center. “By offering a new option for FIU students and Doral residents it not only helps traffic congestion but also brings students to our City,” declared Rita Carbonell. Doral is coordinating with the City of Sweetwater on the FIU route.

Longer service hours are currently being considered, along with the construction of 10 new trolley shelters. Doral’s Public Works Department is also working with the Planning and Zoning Department on future developments coming; including possible innovations such as express routes and a lunch route.

Regarding the new trolley – the City bought it to replace an older trolley. The older vehicle will be used as a spare. Now all three routes will have a spare trolley on hand improving reliability.

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