The current station site is unusual for an Amtrak long distance terminal, but typical of those post-1950s station locations elsewhere (Savannah, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Richmond, etc). I just find arriving in a major city like Miami and ending up in an industrial district on a back street miles out of downtown (effectively the middle of nowhere) to be very odd. It's the only terminal of a long distance route on the entire Amtrak system that is in such a location. The airport itself is a strange place to terminate a railroad, but at least you are in a busy transportation center with direct access to rapid transit to downtown. At the VERY least, a lighted, covered walkway to the current Metro-Rail transfer station would be better than the "welcome to an industrial street in Hialeah, FL (even though the sign and your tickets all show Miami!), you're on your own now!" When I was down there 3 years ago I got off at Hollywood, transferred to Tri-Rail to the airport, then Metro-Rail to downtown. Given the other options of a walk down an industrial street in an unfamiliar area to connect to Metro-Rail, an expensive cab ride, or a slow running infrequent bus connection, this was my best bet, which wouldn't have been too bad except my destination was Miami Beach! Then after all that, I missed my bus connection from downtown to Miami Beach. The current location certainly doesn't help Amtrak's image or increase ridership in an era when the trend is toward downtown development and walkabilty. The station building really isn't the issue, it's just out of place.