Tuesday, May 26, 2015

From Jennifer Sorentrue: All Aboard leader seeks to duplicate success at Disney, Denver

If All Aboard Florida (AAF) is of interest to you then this story is a must read. You learn much about Mr. Reininger's previous successes and probably why he was tasked with this massive project. As you're probably aware construction of the AAF station in downtown West Palm has begun. Here's a short excerpt from this very good story in The Palm Beach Post:
     As All Aboard Florida's president, Reininger has been tasked with an equally complex level of planning and coordination as the company works to bring its express passenger train service to South Florida. He points to the station in Denver, saying All Aboard Florida's train stations in West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami will have a similar impact on the downtown neighborhoods that surround them.
     "We learned a lot about the integration of transit systems into downtown environments," Reininger said of his work in Denver, where he spent two years as a managing partner with the Union Station Neighborhood Company. "In my view, if you do things right, a place should have a feel unto its own. One of the great things about Denver is it is unique. You get a real sense of place in Denver, and Union Station really contributes to that sense of place. We are going to do the same thing in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach."
Here is a demonstration of an AAF train going through a train crossing (it's a very short video):