Proposed Commuter Rail Service with Potential Stop in Oakland Park
A study is underway to explore commuter rail service on the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway, from Aventura in Miami-Dade County to Deerfield Beach in Broward County.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) technical team has analyzed potential commuter rail stop locations along the FEC corridor and recommends that one be in downtown Oakland Park, between 36th – 38th Streets, on NE 12th Avenue (Main Street). Read the BCR Preliminary Station Report Screening Summary.
Oakland Park has pursued the goal of a rail platform in its downtown for more than a decade. A potential platform along Dixie Highway could support development and spur economic growth throughout the area. A rail stop could also see downtown properties appreciate approximately 20 to 30 percent within three to five years. The City Commission passed a resolution of support for a train stop in 2010 and 2019. In a recent citywide survey, 77% of residents support the idea of a stop in Oakland Park.
Click here to sign a letter of support for the commuter rail project.
For more information on the commuter line or to register for the upcoming meetings visit www.browardcommuterrailstudy.com.