County Votes To Accelerate Metrorail To Hard Rock Stadium, Construction By 2024

Miami-Dade commissioners voted yesterday to expedite construction of the North Corridor Metrorail extension.

According to a press release by the county, construction will begin by 2024.

The system will still be elevated, heavy rail along the same route up Northwest 27th Avenue, according to the Herald.

However, it will skip building stations along the route in the first phase, in order to accelerate the start of construction.

Only one station will be built – at the end of the route, by Hard Rock Stadium.

The County also will build out the system itself, instead of seeking a private-public partnership.

The second phase will see the remaining seven stations built out along the route. Transit-oriented developments will also be built in the second phase.

Here is a press release from the county:

Miami-Dade County votes to accelerate transit development along North Corridor

MIAMI-DADE ( November 15, 2022 )– Today, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved a motion to accelerate the development of the North Corridor, one of six transit corridors highlighted in the County’s SMART Plan. This accelerated solution would provide residents a seamless transit experience by extending the county’s existing Metrorail system along NW 27 Avenue from the Martin Luther King Station to County Line. The accelerated schedule adopted today is also the preferred alternative of the County’s Transportation Planning Organization.

“World-class destinations boast world-class public transit,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “With today’s vote, we are connecting residents and visitors alike to North Miami-Dade and with this accelerated schedule, we’re developing this corridor faster than we ever thought possible.”

The accelerated timeline would require the Florida Department of Transportation to expedite completion of the project’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes. The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) professional staff would initiate engineering design and several project processes in parallel, allowing the County to initiate the first phase of construction by 2024.

“The bold don’t live forever and the timid don’t live at all,” said Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert. This is our bold attempt to deliver on a 30-year promise to the community.”

Phase I of the anticipated North Corridor development would include an 8-mile extension of the Metrorail to the Hard Rock Stadium at NW 199th Street. Phase II would include the construction of additional stations throughout the corridor as well as several new transit-oriented developments.

Once fully developed, the North Corridor project will connect riders to many of the County’s anchor institutions including Miami-Dade College and the Hard Rock Stadium. The total project investment is currently estimated at $1.9B and will be funded in part by Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Furthermore, Miami-Dade County will aggressively pursue federal opportunities to support the project.

 

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Melo, the true giga chad
14 days ago

This is actually smart. This will relieve tens of hundreds of thousands of cars every weekend going to and from the stadium. In addition, we can build medium density housing along the corridor.

anon
14 days ago

doesn’t go to the stadium it goes to the dade county line lol

Anonymous
14 days ago

Are you stupid or just incapable?

Anonymous
13 days ago

Both…

Voice of America
13 days ago

The Stadium is literally right on the county line…

Drac
14 days ago

Actually, this path along 27th ave can accommodate high density, which will work well with mass transit.

As good as it gets
14 days ago

The area needs to get cleaned up first

Anonymous
13 days ago

No it doesn’t.

Azarius
13 days ago

Please elaborate

Drac
13 days ago

A person who’s scared of their own shadow can’t. He sees the boogyman everywhere he turns.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Why bother? We know they’re probably just saying there are still too many poor people around despite the fact that the area has been gentrifying for a while now. The stadium is in the middle of suburban area. I’m not sure what more is expected except for some hotel infill and accompanying retail. They had plans for this in conjunction with the rail expansion. There was a water park planned as well. Most of that went away when it became clear the corridor wouldn’t happen for 20 years. Let’s see what happens now, but the area has improved quite a bit.

Dogwhistle
12 days ago

Its a racist dogwhistle for saying they need to push the poor minorities out of there

Anonymous
14 days ago

Smarter would have been to extend Metrorail east to Miami Beach, and west to Doral and/or FIU with stops in between to facilitate infill TOD in walkable neighborhoods. Not north through depressed autocentric suburbia. Metromover won’t thousands of cars of the road every day, nor even 100.

As good as it gets
14 days ago

On point

Pleezzee
14 days ago

^
Keep waiting till Miami Beach residents are okay with it running on and through their streets. That’s why the Metrorail was built on the mainland.

Ana
13 days ago

No Way Miami Beach gets on board with having an integrated metro now. This goes through some of the worst and most crime ridden neighborhoods in the county. It will def help the people in those communities, but theres no way Miami Beach wants that kind of connectivity.

Anonymous World
13 days ago

Miami Beach has the most crime ridden neighborhoods? That’s news to me. I thought it was just riff raff tourists causing trouble.

wanderer34
13 days ago

As the city of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and South FL continues to grow (especially since DeSantis and Rubio literally mopped the floor in the state), and people from northern states like NY, NJ, CT, PA, OH, MI, IL, and even as far as CA) migrate to FL, and with daily traffic growing every year by the day, it’s important to expand Miami’s mass transit system in order to compete with NYC, Boston, DC, Chicago, and SF. Miami (and eventually FL) is more than just another car-culture state.

Once the Metrorail, Tri-Rail, and Brightline finishes expanding, FL will set itself aside from southern states like GA, NC, TN, LA, and TX with having a favorable climate while still providing lower taxes for businesses as well as people and the same amenities that northern cities and states have such as efficient mass transit.

ClownTown
3 days ago

Not sure what DeSantis and Rubio have to do with anything given DeSantis is known to be opposed to metrorail expansion…indeed mass transit is generally opposed by Republican politicians, if you recall Bovo’s bid for mayor or the fact that’s there’s no east-west line is the result of Reagan pulling Carter era HUD funds…but we all choose to live in the reality we want

wanderer34
2 days ago

The Brightline is a privately owned project which seems to be supported by DeSantis and Rubio because it’s privately funded. If it wasn’t supported by DeSantis and Rubio, then I’m pretty sure that the Brightline would’ve never been constructed.

The powers that be, either Democrat, Republican, or third party, is going to have no choice but to expand the Metrorail system simply because the city of Miami and Miami Dade County have been rapidly growing in comparison to the rest of the country.

If the Brightline and Tri Rail is currently expanding, then it makes sense that Metrorail expands in Miami Dade. The fact that FL and Miami Dade remains car dependent will be the eventual death knell for FL. Even CA and TX are developing and constructing mass transit systems in their cities so why should FL be any different?

Sceptic
14 days ago

We’re never going to see those 7 additional stations are we…

Anonymous
14 days ago

I think they will get those additional 7 stations by the year 2084 to commemorate the 100 years of Metrorail.

Anonymous
14 days ago

This is a pathway to seeing them. If we let skepticism take hold, we would never take the first step.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Let’s maintain a positive attitude, Miami isn’t the sleepy city it was in the 2000’s. Don’t blink too fast – before you know it we’ll have multiple rail/transit lines. Magic City WINNING!!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

It wasn’t sleepy in the 2000s or even the 1980s. You really show your (lack of) age with this post.

Anonymous
14 days ago

From 1980-today Miami proper has added 100,000 residents and the county has added over 1 million. The city, county and region has changed drastically

Anonymous
14 days ago

What’s your point? It was never “sleepy” in the 2000s or even in the 1980s. Miami was actually growing up in the 1980s. You are thinking of the 1960s.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Not even the 1960s. Maybe prior to the 1920s land boom you can call it “sleep,” but even then Miami had the reputation of a village turning straight into a city.

Abon
12 days ago

The construction boom started around 2000. Go look at pictures of the Downtown before 2000.

As good as it gets
14 days ago

Yes
It changed dramatically. It de-centralized the country by adding thousands of square miles of unnecessary outer suburbia

what U talken bout Willis?
14 days ago

^
“de-centralized the country?”

Um, okay…

wanderer34
2 days ago

I wouldn’t call Miami sleepy in the 1970s to even the 2000s, Miami was a vibrant, but smaller city! Now it’s booming!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Taking bets on whent the 7 stns will see the light of day. But never to worry, the few well heeled ‘customers’ to a sports stadium will be well served by all our tax dollars. Our priorities are soooo F-d up. If there wasn’t a wealthy owner of something at the end of X line, somehow this ‘genius’ method of building fast would never have made it to paper. Are there not other locations/areas where you could apply this genius for laying rail? You can’t make this stuff up.

Anon
14 days ago

People downvoting like the county didn’t literally promise an extension to citizens, start construction, and then completely went back on their word and the entire project.
Can’t blame people for being skeptical. The leaders here have taught them to be that way.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Probably not. This is Miami-Dade county we’re talking about.

wanderer34
13 days ago

Eventually, those filler stations will come due to the demand from the local community. I like the idea of accelerated construction to Hard Rock, followed by building the main terminus at 215th St and the filler stations between the line. The stations are going to come!

Anonymous
14 days ago

This is the best news of the week!

This project will have a tremendous benefit to Miami. Currently, it is difficult to get to the stadium by car/ ride-share, and largely impossible by foot. The ride shares drop off and pick up riders a distance from the stadium, and traffic in and out makes the experience less enjoyable.

This will not only make sporting and entertainment events more accessible to Miami, it will also make it more fun. I hope it also alleviates traffic at the Golden Glade juncture, which is presently the most congested point of traffic along I-95.

I’m pleased to see that our elected officials and private-public partnerships are focusing on this improved world-class transportation plan!

Jesus
14 days ago

About time! Let’s get it done! Next connect Florida City to Dadeland

Anonymous
14 days ago

Oh yeah. Let’s get rid of that new bus way they just built.

Anonymous
14 days ago

How about extending it into existing developed areas, whereas you can actually walk to a station, before enabling more sprawl?

Anonymous
13 days ago

Evidently you haven’t been down that way in a few years. New apartment buildings are sprouting up all along US1 from Sw 184 St to Sw 284 St.

Ana
13 days ago

Around Shrivers, yea, they are sprouting upwards. I think its funny though. The same crowd that is against suburbs is also against tall buildings. They think every area should like like an old USSR neighborhood that they think is the perfect mix of community and scale. It is a BS argument from a group of people that are no longer welcome in Florida.

Anonymous World
13 days ago

Ease up Ana. Your education level is almost too high for constructive reasoning.

Anonymous
13 days ago

That’s not the point. Extending MetroRail to as many urban communities as possible is the goal. You already have developments along US1 in deep South Dade county from Dadeland to Florida City. Many times, people who live in say, Cutler Ridge, work Downtown or in Coral Gables and would take US1 to get to work. New developments have popped up along US1 too so obviously you haven’t seen the tremendous growth that has occurred in South Dade county in the last 10 years. Oh, but I get it. Most people in that part of the county are working class.

kickbacks for saurez
13 days ago

i dont know why the county and many of you here are so obsessed with above ground rail vs streetcar systems with dedicated lanes…streetcars can be built way faster and cheaper in that the track only needs to be laid upon the road…we could have a system goin up miami ave from downtown thru wynwood,design district,miami shores etc to 163rd…built for a fraction of the cost and time…

Anonymous
13 days ago

There’s a reason why streetcars are cheaper than overhead rail. It’s because they suck in comparison. Streetcars take away a lane of traffic, making car traffic even worse. And that same car traffic holds up streetcars at intersections. Overhead rail has none of this, but yes it costs more. Are you part of some streetcar lobby?

Anonymous World
13 days ago

Like the Anonymous poster said, streetcars take up a lane of roadway and impede traffic. Not that they are bad, but they aren’t a better solution than overhead rail.

Abon
12 days ago

I like the busway upgrade but I don’t even know if Metrorail gets extended down there unless you get medium density along the route. Hopefully one day it can get extended to 152nd st or maybe even 203rd St

Downtowner
14 days ago

I’m cautiously optimistic about this idea. Let’s at least get the tracks built to the stadium. It might even end up being the northernmost station of the North Corridor. You’d hopefully get lots of commuters from northern Miami-Dade County and southern Broward County, in addition to people going to and from events at the stadium. The stations between MLK and the stadium can be built at later dates.

Anonymous
14 days ago

It would also alleviate a sh*t load of traffic for people going to Hard Rock stadium to see football or concerts.

Melo is sigma and Chad
14 days ago

Can the county extend metromover up north Miami Ave to midtown already. cheaper out of the 27th ave connection.

Downtowner
14 days ago

I think we can all agree that there are multiple, simultaneous, and pressing public transit needs in Greater Miami.

Choo Choo
14 days ago

Thats gonna happen. It’ll be part of the metromover expansion to the Beach, its supposed to go all the way up to the Design District

Anonymous
14 days ago

“Supposed to?” Meaning the study concluded it was feasible, and approved beyond small talk from an all talk and no action County Mayor? Never mind the fact Coastal Link and/or Brightline commuter can serve the corridor, not ruin streets with massive flyovers, and provide greater capacity to actually take cars off the road.

Drac
14 days ago

O’boy, there goes that scary word again, “flyovers.”

Anonymous
14 days ago

Ive been down on the idea we need a line built further into the lowest use area of the entire Metrorail system. But this idea is actually an improvement without those 7 stations. It will essentially serve as a commuter rail line for people in Southern Broward and North Dade into the existing system which is exactly whats needed.

People who commute to downtown Miami/Jackson/Brickell do not live near 27th Ave in North Dade. We have enough data from the current system showing those residents dont use Metrorail even with TOD nearby.

But if you get the system near enough to Northwest Miami Dade County and Eastern Miramar/Pembroke Pines/West Hollywood, you will start catching those commuters since timewise it will make sense. Essentially you will have a train with no stops from the stadium to 62nd St. Thats a huge time saving chunk for commuters that makes commuting feasible for them. They get to avoid 95/Golden Glades/Palmetto/Turnpike etc and save time. Thats a lot of commuters who benefit.

Busboy
14 days ago

I live in miramar. If they build a massive garage at hard rock. I’ll be willing to park there and take the train to downtown.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Enjoy leaving your car parked all day in Miami Gardens. We’ll see what happens.

glass window are expensive..ask melo
13 days ago

they have guards….at all stations…get out of your brickell bubble and take a ride for once…many people who live in this area could take this line and transfer to the other line at 62nd and go work downtown or brickell

Abon
12 days ago

I agree. For example I know a lady who commutes to Jackson(main) from North Miami for evening shift and there’s very little traffic going south at that time. So for some people in north dade it might not help all that much unless they live in walking distance to 27th Ave.

Melo is sigma and Chad
14 days ago

Miami Beach and West Dade needs to be prioritized over a line going through a low density area serving the stadium.

Anonymous
14 days ago

No they should be built simultaneously. The north corridor is low density now but with a rail line and increased zoning it can help alleviate the housing crisis

Anonymous
14 days ago

Maybe you haven’t been to a game or concert there recently or driven on I-95 at the turnpike juncture? I have with respect to both and know the transit zone should be a high priority. The traffic is significantly worst than the traffic to Miami Beach or West-Dade (probably b/c of public transportation to this colossal venue). This is a very smart plan.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Those games and concerts are only a few times per year, and usually during off-peak times. That’s a nothingburger compared to the traffic along the MacArthur Causeway and the Dolphin Expressway. And this planned extension is too far west to alleviate traffic from people coming from east of I-95. He has a valid point.

Anonymous
14 days ago

If you travel north on i-95 from downtown, you know that North Miami is in constant gridlock up until the turnpike. People going to the stadium get on the turnpike to go to the stadium. Also I went to a game and it was during a peak evening hour (or felt like one at least by the traffic). Also it’s not a few times a year. There are many other events, like concerts, U.S. Tennis Open, the Formula 1…

Not to mention the WORLD CUP which is being HOSTED IN MIAMI IN 2026 (probably an accelerating factor and source of funding).

With this change Miami will have much more world class entertainment and sporting events to see year around.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Miami is hosting a couple World Cup matches not THE WORLD CUP

Anonymous
14 days ago

Further to above comment, the world cup will be held at the Miami Hard Rock stadium in 2026 (two years prior to the project beginning).

Anonymous
14 days ago

Nobody in the U.S. cares about soccer…it’s for scrawny little foreigners that can’t play a real sport that requires arm use. More people in this country will tune into the NFL AFC East playoff game than the World Cup. Stop selling that crap.

Anonymous
14 days ago

World Cup is like the Olympics for many. I respect your enthusiasm and competitive nature but there’s no reason to degrade other humans b/c their interests do not match yours.

Alcoholiotic
14 days ago

^
Isn’t that called “Kick Ball” here in the United States?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Kickball is a popular sport played in elementary schools in the U.S., which has made its way into adult recreation. There are many social kickball leagues for adults in major cities around the U.S.

Anonymous
14 days ago

More will watch the WC. Guaranteed

Anonymous
13 days ago

^
Yeah.. when its on a hundred TV stations here in the U.S., they are shoving it down people’s throats.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Horse racing is a real man’s sport.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Yeah.. a man sits on a horse and the horse does all the work after getting a whipping… yep, that’s really exciting!

World Cup
14 days ago

You mean the most played game in the world and the one that brings the biggest amount of fans and revenue. As well as the biggest sporting event, the world cup

Anonymous
14 days ago

Soccer is the king of the sports.

Anonymous
13 days ago

^not in the U.S. Or are you one of the many who thinks Miami isn’t part of the U.S.?

No rail, no roads, no future
14 days ago

But the rest of the world won’t be tuning to the AFC, so both are needed. Not everyone’s got to watch what you watch.

Prototype
13 days ago

You’re obviously a troll. Miami is the one place you would have people watching and attending the World Cup in massive numbers. Not only Miami because the folks that came here from other Countries, built a life, moved out, and spread out into other parts of the country. You fail to realize how many other nationalities are in this country. They will watch the World Cup instead of the NFL lol

Anonymous
13 days ago

People can want to watch the World Cup and the Super Bowl. I love watching all sports, Olympics, US Open, World Cup, Super Bowl, World Series, etc. Liking one doesn’t mean you can’t respect the other.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Nobody north of Hallandale Beach Blvd will be watching the World Cup over NFL games. Obviously you stick around Hialeah and have no clue how most the country is.

Anonymous
14 days ago

If you travel north on i-95 from downtown, you know that North Miami is in constant gridlock up until the turnpike. People going to the stadium get on the turnpike to go to the stadium. Also I went to a game and it was during a peak evening hour (or felt like one at least by the traffic). Also it’s not a few times a year. There are many other events, like concerts, U.S. Tennis Open, the Formula 1…

Not to mention the WORLD CUP which is being HOSTED IN MIAMI IN 2026 (probably an accelerating factor and source of funding).

With this change Miami will have much more world class entertainment and sporting events to see year around.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Do you realize how ignorant you sound?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Smart and Miami-Dade transit is an oxymor0n.

Anonymous
14 days ago

No reason why we can’t have both.

Anonymous
14 days ago

sure there is—$$$$$$

Abon
12 days ago

I agree but they plan to extend Metromover to the beach.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Soooo much more focus should be put in public transportation, and I say this while I’m stuck in traffic!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

HUGE WIN!!! Transit and density are gonna spread all across the county. Get the shovels in the dirt already because Miami is truly booming!

Brandon
14 days ago

Need a metro mover loop to Marlins Stadium from the nearby metro station

Anonymous
14 days ago

Great idea! Connect Little Havana to Brickell – it’s a great area for affordable modern condos and even luxury developments near the river.

Anonymous World
13 days ago

That would be great. If only people actually went to the Marlins stadium for events.

Long live the Orange Bowl.

wanderer34
2 days ago

It would be best to extend the Metrorail from Govt Center to University Village and Doral via Dolphin Expwy. You’d already have a better Marlins Station if Metrorail is extended.

Excited
14 days ago

Awesome, it’s a start!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Well, this was way overdue and finally someone is about to the ball rolling with MetroRail expansion? I’m impressed.

Anonymous
14 days ago

get* the ball rolling

JIm
14 days ago

We cannot forget that Miami will be hosting World Cup Soccer Games in 2026. We will be receiving a lot of visitors from all over the world.

No road, No rail, No future
13 days ago

Look, if the city really had any vision, a “semi-circle” line from Coconut Grove Station, through East Coral Gables / Miracle Mile station, up to Little Havana (Calle Ocho stop), the stadium, up to the Civic Center, then through all of Wynwood and to Midtown and Design District, with an end station in Little Haiti would REVOLUTIONALIZE the city. Imagine being able to hop on mass transit to reach ALL those destinations with NO transfers and no traffic!

delicious
13 days ago

too much thinking here…..and they dont like that around here

Anonymous
13 days ago

There are other groups that live in Miami besides Hispanics.

Abon
12 days ago

Because of the geography that would be considered a circle line here

A happy citizen.
13 days ago

This what happens when you term out the commissioners who have been purposely delaying or sabotaging public transportation in Miami Dade for the last 20 years.

Zane
14 days ago

This is world cup fever in action. Hard Rock is going to be hosting in 2026, and with how long EHR takes to build, this is actually smart of them. It’s interesting that they arent citing that as a reason though.

Anonymous
14 days ago

It’s because that’s not the real reason.

North Dade
14 days ago

We’ll see. Sounds like the same old song.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Keep singing the blues.

Anon
14 days ago

The only stations that make sense today are the stadium and MDC North campus. Universities and stadiums attract a lot of people. All the other locations are currently not worth it. They are not dense neighborhoods. Just look on Google Maps. You see industrial shops, strip malls, fast food chains, single family homes and parking lots. It’s stupid to build the other stations. This new proposal is not a bad idea as it is. Definitely wait to build the other stations when those neighborhoods actually build some density and get the stadium station first to get the ball rolling. Only thing I would add is an MDC station in the first phase.

Anonymous
14 days ago

The areas surrounding the track will be upzoned

Anonymous
14 days ago

A stadium with relatively infrequent evens and a satellite community college campus don’t warrant heavy rail expansion. Established population centers to and from major commercial and employment centers do.

Anonymous
13 days ago

^^your post makes too much sense for the folks here

Anonymous
13 days ago

But his post is not taking into account that heavy rail expansion along what he considers as “established communities with major population centers to and from commercial employment centers” requires more money… a lot, lot, more!

Brandon
14 days ago

Nice neighborhoods along 27th

Anonymous
14 days ago

Ali Baba Avenue!!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Hope crap. Is the Miami local government actually doing something for the public good?

JJwinters
14 days ago

Great. But how do we get from the new Aventura Birightline station to the stadium?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Shuttle. Don’t be surprised if Brightline offers a ‘free’ shuttle ride to and from the stadium as a bonus for taking the train.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Wonder if Steve Ross is picking up the tab (or at least sharing the cost). This idea isn’t much different than Genting wanting to build a monorail to the beach that connected their property where the Miami Herald building once stood.

Choo Choo
14 days ago

Its not exactly the same since building up 27th avenue was part of the original metrorail plan. The only preferential treatment is building the stadium station first, which makes sense to me for getting it finished in time for the World Cup

Anonymous
14 days ago

Good idea. I think you mean a Metrorail “shuttle”. The Brightline has a free electric buggy shuttle that will take rides within a 1 mile radius (or it may be 2 miles).

Abon
12 days ago

It’s a 5 mile radius

Anonymous
14 days ago

So… a shortbus sharing the same gridlocked roads. Sort of defeats the whole purpose of “world-class” transit.

Abon
12 days ago

Of course they will especially bec the already do that within a 5 mile radius for the existing stations.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Brightline to Miami station, transfer, and then Metroline to the stadium. It’s less time than people take on the NYC from Manhattan to the stadium.

Anonymous
14 days ago

A bus or shuttle?

Anonymous
14 days ago

If all that can take less than an hour.

Anonymous
13 days ago

What’s NYC got to do with this? We’re talking about Metrorail not Subway.

my balls melo
13 days ago

LOLZ…17 years after the bus fare raise………

MiamiRob
14 days ago

They should at least build one station along this route for now and it should be at the North campus of Miami-Dade College. I can see hundreds if not thousands of Students using it on a daily basis.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Please… the downtown campus is encircled by Metromover, and students still drive there.

Anonymous
13 days ago

So is the North MDC campus in Downtown Miami?

Anonymous
13 days ago

From what I see there in that graphic there is going to be a station at MDC. They are just planning to build the stadium station first so that the route can be built up 27th ave to save time. Which makes sense.

Anonymous
14 days ago

This is a great idea. The county should build the new stations in phasing – combined with large up-zoned Transit Oriented Development’s surrounding each station. Allow new local city centers grow adjacent to this transit corridor over time.

Dn10
14 days ago

Hopefully ready by the 2026 World Cup

Yet Another Anonymous
12 days ago

Is the idea here really to have the line done by fifa 2026 for the game at dolphins stadium? FIFA said they wanted mdt to run extra free transit for it.

anon
14 days ago

can’t get a metrorail from brickell to wynwood/midtown/design district but we can get two trains to the county border and then a taxi to casino??????

Original
14 days ago

There is the Metromover which was built to serve Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design district. All they need to do is extend it. There is no need for another leg of the Metrorail to be built in that area.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Metromover was NOT built to serve beyond Greater Downtown Miami, hence why extending it as opposed to Metrorail to South Beach or neighborhoods along an existing railroad is ridiculous.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Precisely. It is a Downtown “loop” transit service that was only meant to serve the Downtown/Brickell area when it was first constructed. But now, you could definitely see the possibility of them extending the Metromover to Wynwood or Overtown due to their close proximity.

Original
13 days ago

When you cut the Metromover’s path off going north to where it is, its capability is all you’re looking at and all you know. After looking at this situation for years, you think it takes a hammer to get rid of a fly. This is the reason why we see nothing done in this city to increase mass transit, and then the county mayor has to throw out some private entity’s very loony and expensive idea instead of just extending and adding on to what we got.

anan
14 days ago

Skip building the stations now so that the appropriate people can buy up the land around where each station will go.