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  by Jeff Smith
Tri-Rail eyes expansion service to the VA center from its Mangonia Park station: Palm Beach Post
The project is dependent on the county creating a permanent funding source for transit projects and negotiating a deal with CSX, the owner of the tracks that go from Mangonia to the VA Center.

RIVIERA BEACH — Tri-Rail is taking another look at having its trains travel westward from its Mangonia Park station to the VA Medical Center, one of the Palm Beach County's largest employers. The line would serve employees as well as the thousands of veterans who receive services at the VA hospital every year.

David Dech, executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, the agency that operates Tri-Rail, said the authority is assessing the costs of having its trains travel the 3 miles from the Mangonia Park station to the VA complex in Riviera Beach.

"This all very preliminary," Dech said, "but it is something that we would very much like to see happen."