Scott Seeburger, project manager with FDOT, said they are considering several stations in the city.
"We're looking at approximately two to three stations in Hallandale," he said. The study has identified several benefits to new transit services, including the reduction of greenhouse gases, increased access to transportation for low-income, minority, elderly and youth populations, employment opportunities and increased real estate values. FDOT is seeking to pinpoint potential connections to Tri-Rail to maximize passenger service.
Concerns expressed by residents include how long it will take to implement any changes and the amount of noise from trains. Seeburger said the study is looking into options that would address the issue.
"Quiet zones are a big issue for residents that live near a railroad street crossing," he said. "When a freight train is coming to a crossing, they have to blow their horn about a quarter of a mile away."
The main hurdle facing the plan is funding. Federal and local sources are being identified, while estimates for the project will be released this winter.