The Beach Corridor is one of the six rapid transit corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan. The Beach Corridor runs from the Design District/Midtown Miami and Downtown Miami to the Miami Beach Convention Center area.
The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is studying the implementation of the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project. The study aims to identify locations for transit stations, Park and Ride/transit terminal facilities, and the implementation of a cost-effective, high-ridership, new premium transit service with supporting pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
The Tier I evaluation considered seven rapid transit alternatives and developed alignments which recommended further analysis of four rapid transit alternatives. Additionally, a Miami Corridor Analysis report was completed to analyze north-south roadways that connect Design District/Midtown to Downtown in the City of Miami. Currently, the tier II evaluation of the four shortlisted rapid transit alternatives is in progress.
- To learn more visit the Smart Plan website.
Meetings & Workshops
2019 Public WorkshopsDTPW hosted two additional public workshops regarding the proposed rapid transit improvements for the Beach Corridor on September 12 and 16, 2019. The following materials were presented at both workshops.
- Presentation second workshop
- Transit Modes Comparisons Board
- Comparative Evaluation of Alternatives Board
- Monorail Alternative Alignment Roll Plot
- Light Rail Transit (LRT) Alternative Alignment Roll Plot
- Automated People Mover
- Bus Rapid Transit I-195
- Bus Rapid Transit I-395
- Terminal or Station Options City of Miami Beach
2018 Public Meetings
2017 Public MeetingsTwo public meetings were held to provide detailed information about the Beach Corridor study on July 25 and 27, 2017.
SMART Plan Industry ForumOn July 30, 2018, DTPW provided a presentation to industry experts regarding potential project delivery and finance structures for the Miami-Dade County SMART Plan. The presentation took place at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.