• Fare Discussion Comparison and Value

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This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Virgin Rail USA formerly known as Brightline, and Virgin Worldwide Rail operations, past and present.
Websites: Current Brightline
Virgin USA
Virgin UK

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  by Jeff Smith
 
Well, let's try this: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/2019 ... -commuters
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According to Hicks, the standard monthly pass between West Palm Beach and Miami is $450. That equates to approximately $11.25 per ride.

A yearly pass costs $3,800.
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The garage costs $80 a month for Jonathan Liguori, who commutes from Fort Lauderdale to his job as Apollo Bank’s chief technology officer on Miami’s Brickell Avenue. But he said there are ways to work the train price down. For example, he said, he takes advantage of deals that come up, such as a buy-two-months-get-one-month-free fare offer from Virgin.

Liguori said he used to live in Miami but the train made it easier for him to live in Fort Lauderdale.

The morning car ride wasn’t so bad, because he would leave early. But he never knew what he’d encounter along the way, he said. And driving hundreds of miles a week on the interstate put wear and tear on his car, not to mention stress on him, he said.
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Every Apollo Bank employee is eligible for one round-trip voucher to try the train this summer, for example, plus a $5 Lyft credit.

The company worked out a corporate program with Virgin, which should save riders money on train rides and parking, a spokesman said. The bank also offered employees a $125 credit to use towards a Metrorail Pass for their Miami connections.
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Thoughts? I know the fares in NY have gotten very high; this high, for this distance? How do they compare? I'd add that the lower cost of real estate probably defrays some of the monthly pass cost.