MOVING MIAMI BEACH FORWARD
The City of Miami Beach
is assessing the feasibility of bringing light rail/modern streetcars to South Beach
that would ultimately connect to Downtown Miami. This project aims to
substantially ease traffic congestion, link key points of interest, connect
people with jobs and opportunities, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas
emissions and save thousands of dollars in commuting and parking costs for
residents and visitors.
Electrically-powered, the proposed rail project is planned to be off-wire and operate in a dedicated travel lane, in order to ensure efficient service, permanence, and solidifying it as a community asset for many
years to come. In addition to the various mobility benefits, light rail/modern
streetcars have a stellar track record for being a catalyst of positive urban
change by revitalizing neighborhoods and business districts.
The city has expedited the solicitation of bids
to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a proposed Miami Beach rail project, while
working in strong partnership with the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning
Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Miami-Dade
Transit (MDT) and the City of Miami as part of the ongoing Beach Corridor
Transit Connection Project.
This initiative is a crucial component to the
success and advancement of this vibrant community, and is also being closely
coordinated with the city’s resiliency team. We encourage you to read more
about this project in the Frequently Asked Questions section and
welcome your feedback.
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