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 remaining alternatives include Automated Guideway Transit (AGT), such as:
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
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
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.