Councilperson Werner Dreher

Councilperson Werner, Seat 1

Dear El Portal Resident,

I would like to introduce myself as your 2017 – 2018 Councilperson representing seat # 1 at Village of El Portal. I’m committed and pleased to be serving our beautiful community and looking forward to working with our Mayor, Council Members, Village Manager, Village Clerk, and residents.

Since late 2016, I initiated this journey by meeting with our Mayor, Council Members, State Representative, and Village Manager with the objective to identifying main concerns and laying out clear objectives related to key strategic long term and day to day Infrastructure Public Works initiatives.

I highly encourage your participation during our upcoming committee and council meetings. Dates and times can be found in our El Portal Village Website.

Let’s continue to make this a great community!

Werner Dreher

Councilperson, Seat 1
Cel – 305.905.7996
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Upcoming grade crossing closures – Biscayne Corridor (El Portal)

Dear Neighbors,

This email is to information on the dates and respective project contact names on the upcoming grade crossing closures that may temporarily impact daily commutes in El Portal, Miami Shores and the surrounding areas. Click on the link below for further details on the crossing closures dates and contact names.

Miami-Dade County. Information on grade crossing closures are listed below for Miami-Dade county. Please check this page daily for updates on temporary closures and …

Listed below are contact names related to this effort.

  • Ali Soule, AAF Public Affairs Manager, 407-257-1838
  • John Blaine, HNTB Construction Manager, 904-349-7992
  • Florida East Coast Railway1 (800) 342-1131 (Press 1 to report a railroad emergency in the State of Florida)

The closures are related to a new express inter-city train travel service to start by mid-2017 in four major Florida cities. Click on the link below for further media coverage reports on this project.

New Florida train service to whisk passengers between Miami and Orlando. A privately owned and operated passenger rail line will link Florida cities by mid …