Yes. Park-and-Ride lots are valuable transportation facilities and key features of a multi-modal transportation network. Express bus riders in South Florida typically need a convenient place to park their cars where they can access the bus. These facilities serve a broad range of use from being a small, simple place to park a few vehicles temporarily, to an upscale, grand multi-modal hub. Park-and-Ride facilities are mainly utilized by commuters as a convenient means in the pursuit of ridesharing, carpooling, vanpooling, bus, or rail transit in order to reach their commute destination. When considering the relatively low cost of implementing a Park-and-Ride facility, many communities have found it to be an attractive improvement option.
Providing multimodal options for travelers is a critical pillar in any efficient transportation system and especially beneficial in congested areas. Park-and-Ride facilities provide travelers with a place to park their motor vehicles and then transfer to other modes of travel such as transit, or in some cases, join a car or vanpool. With regard to overall commuter convenience, creating a network of well-placed Park-and-Ride facilities will offer many benefits for communities and transportation systems.