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Charette To Study 8 Miami-Dade Locations Where Tri-Rail Coastal Link Stations Could Be Built

Miami-Dade’s Transportation Planning Organization is planning a charrette tomorrow for public input on the Northeast Corridor.

The Northeast Corridor is the only one of the proposed SMART routes that has an active rail line, and it also runs through some of the most densely populated areas in the county.

In particular, the TPO is studying these locations, which Tri-Rail has identified as possible station locations:

  • Government Center ‐ Downtown Miami
  • NE 11th Street @ Biscayne Blvd
  • NE 36th Street @ Biscayne Blvd
  • NE 55th Street @ Biscayne Blvd
  • NE 79th Street @ Biscayne Blvd
  • NE 125th Street @ Biscayne Blvd
  • NE 163rd Street @ Biscayne Blvd
  • NE 192nd Street @ Biscayne Blvd

The TPO is looking at sites that could possibly accommodate Transit Oriented Development along the route, as well pedestrian and bicycle improvements.

 

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Anonymous

There should be a station across from Aventura Mall with a pedestrian bridge over Biscayne Blvd. Deep pocket Turnberry Associates can fund the bridge and share the cost of the station.

Anonymous

They offered it to the county alone with one by The FIU North Campus/ Sole Mia Project

Anonymous

Agreed. Ultimately, there should be a stop at all those listed points. Pathetic that Miami Dade is so slow to run regular commuter trains up an already completed ROW.

TRI RAIL DOING ALL THE HOMEWORK for Jimenez and Suarez Jr yet they remain clueless.

Anonymous

The Aventura Mall is owned by Sears and Turnberry, and because they have two expantions at the mall and the zoning didn’t allow for that, the city agreed for both explanation s if they agreed to provide 5 million to this overpass, so…the money is already there….

Anonymous

Sears is no longer in this picture, but it is clear that across the Aventura Mall they would have the busiest station.

Anonymous

How could they not include 25th to 29st. The rail passes behind buildings. Work with property owners to make a TOD with station built in.

marc

Absolutely, maximize usage by placing it in a more central location like 29th and away from the cluster F that is 36th.

Anonymous

Yeah a train stopping near 36st will bring more chaos. 29st is also closer to new midtown buildings and wynwood so a station there would be more used.

Anonymous

Stops at 14th, 20th, 29th, and under 195 will ultimately be needed. Look at major cities like NYC and Chicago – about a 15-20 minute walk between stations is the norm for neighborhoods like Wynwood and Edgewater.

Oscar

Not even having a Wynwood station on the menu is really, well, stupid.

marc

I’m a little confused by the 11th street location. Miami Central station is just a couple hundred feet away.

Anonymous

Makes zero sense…

Anonymous

It’s probably an error.

Anonymous

Club Space is there… that’s why

Anonymous

Smart implementation would of been working on Baylink since a long while ago.

Anonymous

Yes, build it now. Build it yesterday. Even temporary basic platform stations will do. The ridership is there.

Anonymous

“Miami-Dade’s Transportation Planning Organization is planning a charrette tomorrow for public input on the Northeast Corridor.”

Tell me, what do we have a MiamiDade Transportation Department for? Forget all this “public input” crap, JUST DO IT DAMMIT!!!

peej

so their possible locations skip from NE 11 St & Biscayne (aka Museum Park) up to NE 36 St & Biscayne (North Edge of Midtown) with nothing considered in between? Not sure the logic there…

Anonymous

29th street would be better.

suomynona

I would prefer two stations: 20th (behind Braman) and 36th (under 195).

Integrate them into a Metro Mover loop (NE and NW 2nd Aves/36th St) that connects to School Board Station.

Anonymous

11th Street and Biscayne makes no sense here — the tracks are 4 blocks west of there and still on their downward slope from MiamiCentral. That location is either a typo in the study or just a nonsense idea. They should adjust it about 10-15 blocks north somewhere in the Wynwood area.

Anonymous

29st would be better than 36st or 11st.

Anonymous

Obviously, they are using the biggest East-West corridor interceptions.

Anonymous

For those complaining about the station locations: attend the “Charrettes” instead of being keyboard warriors.

Anonymous

In a few months Gimenez will propose the magical school bus for the ne corridor.

Anonymous

with metro rail,brightline,rapid bus and the coastal link we should have a decent mass transit system and that should be the base to build a great mass transit system in the near future

Anonymous

Florida’s mass transportation system is dead…
https://youtu.be/TuuXzyjh_Vo

Anonymous

Welp, there you go you Ron DeSantis voters.

Anonymous

As if Gillum or any of the other shit at the bottom of the barrel candidates the Democraps had would have gotten anything done. He couldn’t even get Amtrak back to his city, which has multiple existing old depots that could’ve been ready in a weekend.

Anonymous

Yep, I can tell, you’re a Rick Scott ass kisser.

Anonymous

We live in a blue county. Ron Desastre is going to send our transportation dollars to fund statutes of Trump in every red county.

Anonymous

Nah, more like fiscal accountability so Third World-tier government officials don’t propose penny taxes and then misuse it.

61st Street Stop

Next charret is Wednesday night? 55th Street would be good. Or 60th to 61st Streets? Bring the Lemon City Train Station back.

Anonymous

How about both 54th and 62nd? I think they would both work with 62nd serving the Magic City development and 54th the Design Place redevelopment and others nearby like Curley.

Anonymous

I don’t get this “Northeast Corridor” business. As I understand it, we have two things in the works already: Brightline, which is running and operates as an express train on the FECR tracks; and TriRail coastal link, which will operate on the same tracks as more of a local commuter service (but still as regional rail). If that is the case then 8 stations makes sense over the length of the Miami-Dade TriRail segment. You can quibble about where exactly the stations are planned for TriRail but you don’t want too many stops. Now, Miami is trying to insert itself into this, and add a third layer of service on top of that, marketed as “Northeast Corridor”? But they are proposing the same stations as TriRail? This reads as Miami trying to take credit for TriRail’s work. What’s needed is the next step down: high frequency but comparatively low-speed, service, done in a separate right of way and with much higher station frequency. You could do this as streetcars or as a people mover extension, I’m agnostic about it. But you’d need to hit a lot more destinations and have good transfers at Tri-Rail stops.

marc

The North East Corridor IS the Tri Rail Coastal Link.

Anonymous

Tri-rail Coastal Link is horribly needed. This makes too much sense. Please implement it. Enough with studies after studies. Most of the station locations are already foregone conclusions along the ROW.

Manny

Charrette is misspelled in the headline

Anonymous

Forget it, the editors work cheap.

Anonymous

Palm Beach Gardens station is looog overdue

León

I wish they don’t waste the money on the 11 st station, hope finally this plan comes true, we need a better transportation, more cars invading the streets create more traffic, but unfortunately for some people improving transit is a waste of money, they don’t care about the citizens, brightline is a luxury train not affordable for everyone, anyway, by the time they gonna make changes it South Florida will be like Venice, underwater