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.

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 to accomplish the design, build, financing, operation and maintenance of a rapid transit system along the Beach Corridor Trunk Line. The project includes the construction and operation of a monorail transit solution between downtown Miami and Miami Beach.

The IA phase will take approximately 18 months to complete. For additional information on this project, contact the department at SMARTBeach@miamidade.gov  

On January 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.

Prior to the LPA adoption on January 30, 2020, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) studied the implementation of the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project. The study aimed 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. During the Tier II evaluation, four shortlisted rapid transit alternatives were studied.