The need for park and ride lots is based on several factors. One of key factors used was commute origin and destination location of workers. According to LEHD 2015 data, 1,200 people live in the City of Weston who work in Downtown Miami. In all, 9,700 people live in Weston and work in Miami-Dade County.
Other locations were also considered within the City of Weston’s limits but were ultimately ranked lower than the location at the I-75 and Royal Palm Boulevard interchange because of their relatively high impact to existing land uses and access to I-75 to/from the locations.