South Dade TransitWay
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- Construction has reached the 66% complete threshold.
- All 14 Bus Rapid Transit stations, including the one integrated into the new parking garage on SW 168 Street, are under construction with the stations at Marlin Road and Civic Court nearing completion.
- The roof structure, which is designed to protect riders from weather elements, is nearing completion at most of the 14 stations.
- Part of upgrading to a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor is improving the access to the TransitWay at key locations. As such, at SW 264th Street, the road is being widened to accommodate the new infrastructure crucial to BRT operations including fiber for improved signal timing. As a result, new sidewalks and landscaping are also being added.
- Every station will feature center platform level boarding, prepaid fares for faster all-door boarding, and areas for bicycle storage including lids and racks. The new BRT vestibules can now be seen with newly installed tinted glass for these air-conditioned areas. The vestibules will provide a comfortable area for rides to wait for the next bus. Bus arrival times will be clearly available on monitors within the vestibules.
- The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
Timeline & Cost
On June 4, 2021, Miami-Dade County officially broke ground on the all-new South Dade Rapid Transit Project.The groundbreaking was a major step forward for the South Dade TransitWay.
About the Project
The South Dade TransitWay (South Corridor) is one the five rapid transit corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Program. The corridor runs 20-miles in length and connects numerous municipalities which represent some of the fastest growing communities in Miami-Dade County.
The South Dade TransitWay extends from the Dadeland South Metrorail Station to the SW 344th Street Park-and-Ride/Transit Terminal, and it provides a mobility connection between the Miami Central Business District and the Village of Pinecrest, the Village of Palmetto Bay, Town of Cutler Bay, City of Homestead, and Florida City.
On August 30, 2018, the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board voted on the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the South Dade TransitWay corridor and selected Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as the most feasible mode of transportation for this corridor.
On May 29, 2020, the Department of Transportation and Public Works received final confirmation from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the County’s funding request of $100 million for the South Corridor Rapid Transit project.
On February 2, 2021, the County issued Notice to Proceed to the contractor to begin the Design-Build Services for the South Dade Transitway Rapid Transit Project.
On June 4, 2021, Miami-Dade County officially broke ground on the all-new South Dade Rapid Transit Project. The groundbreaking was a major step forward for the South Dade TransitWay.
Once completed, BRT will provide rail-like travel time, iconic stations, level boarding through all doors, and pre-paid fares for speedy access. BRT will also provide enhanced safety features and other upgrades along dedicated lanes with multi-layered service lines on the TransitWay.