Beach Corridor

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.

PD&E Study

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study of rapid transit options along the Beach Corridor. The Beach Corridor connects the Miami Design District/Midtown to Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The project began in 2017 with a series of kickoff meetings and a technical analysis of seven rapid transit modes with several alignments. After an analysis of transit demand, environmental impacts, engineering, and social considerations, four alternatives remain under evaluation.  

The remaining alternatives include Automated Guideway Transit (AGT), such as:
  • Metromover
  • Monorail
Light Rail Transit, such as:
  • Streetcar
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
All include pedestrian and bicycle-friendly considerations.

On Jan. 30, 2020, the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board selected the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) as elevated rubber tire technology for the Beach Corridor Trunkline; extension of the Metromover along Miami Ave to NW 41st Street for the Beach Corridor Design District extension; and dedicated lanes for bus/trolley along Washington Ave for the Beach Corridor Convention Center extension.

DTPW is currently refining and finalizing the study analysis on this LPA which includes obtaining conceptual permits from regulatory agencies and conducting public outreach.

Bike Pedestrian Accessibility
Bike Pedestrian Accessibility
Atonomous VehicleAutonomous Vehicle
Automated Metromover
Automated Metromover
Automated People Mover (APM)Automated People Mover (APM)
Personal Rapid TranistPersonal Rapid Tranist
Personal Rapid TranistMonorail
Personal Rapid TranistLRT Modern Street Car
Personal Rapid TranistBus Rapid Transit

Beach Corridor Causeway Extension (Trunkline) – P3 Project

In October 2020, Miami-Dade County approved an interim agreement (IA) with MBM Partners, LLC to conduct pre-development work and establish the terms and conditions for the development and negotiation of the Project Agreement (PA) to later design, permit, construct/build, finance, manage, operate, and maintain a rapid transit system along on the Beach Corridor that is intended to connect the Downtown Miami/Overtown (Mainland) area to Miami Beach.

It consists of an elevated dual-beam guideway (Monorail alignment) along the southern edge of MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach, three new stations: Multimodal Hub at Herald Plaza., Miami Beach Multimodal Transit Hub between Lenox Avenue and Michigan Avenue and an End of the Line Station at Washington and 5th Street. Project will also include accommodation for Future Station at Watson Island, and an in-line vehicle storage and maintenance facility (VSMF)/ operations center on Watson Island.

For additional information on this project, submit your questions and feedback.

Public Meetings & Workshops