The Beach Corridor is one of the five rapid transit corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Program. The Beach Corridor runs from the Design District/Midtown Miami and Downtown Miami to the Miami Beach Convention Center area.
- The Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project Bay Crossing or Trunkline is now available for review and comment. The DEA was prepared to satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act.
- 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:
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
DTPW is currently refining and finalizing the study analysis on this LPA which includes obtaining conceptual permits from regulatory agencies and conducting public outreach.
- Beach Corridor Map
- SMART Program Implementation Plan
- Beach Corridor Fact Sheet
- Aug. 2022 Public Meeting Presentation
- Beach Corridor Executive Summary
- Beach Corridor Transit Project Benefits
- Beach Corridor Preliminary Engineering Report
- Appendix for the Preliminary Engineering Report
- Tier One Evaluation Report
- Beach Corridor 15 Percent Concept Plans Volume 1
- Beach Corridor 15 Percent Concept Plans Volume 2
- Beach Corridor Typical Section Package
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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.