Commissioners Approve Funding For Beach Corridor Engineering, Including Metromover Extension To Design District & Monorail

Miami-Dade commissioners voted yesterday to accept funding from the cities of Miami and Miami Beach to pay for engineering studies needed for the Beach Corridor rapid transit project.

The two cities will contribute $417,000 towards the cost of the study.

The Beach Corridor includes a few separate projects.

A monorail will cross the bay, starting at a new station on the Resorts World Miami property. There will be bus and Metromover connectivity at an integrated station on the mainland.

The Miami Beach monorail station will be elevated, located in the median of 5th Street between Lennox and Michigan Avenues.

A consortium including global infrastructure firm Meridiam and Resorts World owner Genting have been approved to move forward with the monorail project.

The second part of the Beach Corridor includes a Metromover extension through Wynwood, Midtown Miami and the Design District.

Six new Metromover stations will be added – all on North Miami Avenue.

The beach corridor also includes a third component – dedicated bus lines, including in Miami Beach and along the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

Completion of the Monorail is expected in 2026. A contractor has not yet been selected for the Metromover extension or dedicated bus lanes.

 

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Anonymous
29 days ago

They will be studying the study for decades…not holding my breath on this one.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Agree. It is nothing but a big pot of gold for planners, designers, engineers and bureaucrats to milk from. By time they decide something, construction costs and land costs will make it not feasible, and back to square one.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Rinse and repeat

Anonymous
29 days ago

1988 Miami Beach Light Rail Feasibility Study
1993 Transit Corridors Transitional Analysis
1995 East West Multimodal Corridor Study
2002 Miami – Miami Beach Transportation Study(Baylink)
2004 Miami – Miami Beach Transportation Study(Baylink) phase 2
2006 Miami Street car study
2015 Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project
2017 Beach Corridor Transit Connection Study

Anonymous
29 days ago

That’s very…studious of you

Anonymous
29 days ago

Ik everyone here about to lose their minds over metromover extension lol. Great news, the monorail should go from Genting to Government station tho so it actually connects to metrorail, the fact it doesnt is pretty dubm

Anonymous
29 days ago

Well, everyone wants the metromover extended so it’s about time that politicians do something people want. Because you know, people pay for it.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Yes and the monorail needs to travel up Miami Beach as well, not just stop as soon as it gets there.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Drops you at target and Best Buy 😂

Anonymous
29 days ago

There’s one thing you can always count on politicos in this county doing, and that’s something half-assed.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Amen to that.

Anonymous
29 days ago

That will definitely take another 10 years of studies.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Five years after it’s built, they will finally realize how dumb it was to not include a direct link to Government Center. It will then take another five years of studies. Can’t tell me this isn’t intentional.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Another budget for another study and the simplest one being the metromover extension doesn’t have a contractor yet.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Is Metromover getting extended to the beach? Wow, my prayers are answered.

Anonymous
29 days ago

I think you have really bad reading comprehension.

Anonymous
29 days ago

def rode the short yellow bus

Anonymous
29 days ago

Troll.

Anonymous
29 days ago

to add the monorail as another way of rail transportation going only from Genting to one stop on the beach is the stupidest idea ever conceived, who in their right mind will take 3/4 different rail options plus an Uber for the last 1 or 2 miles to get to the beach hotels from the airport??

Anonymous
29 days ago

Welcom to Mijame!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Even if it was the same system, you would still likely have to transfer to go an opposite direction.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Lets see. Take the people mover from the airport to the intermodal center. Then take Metrorail to Government Center. Then take Metro Mover to Genting Station. Then take the Monorail to South Beach. Then take a cab/uber to your hotel at the convention center. If your plane ride didn’t stress you out, this is guaranteed to do it. Lunacy! And they wonder why people are so displeased with the city and county.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Uber control the city.

Anonymous
29 days ago

No one, or at most, very few.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Hopefully the metromover extension actually happens. We rapibly spur growth in that area going up from downtown to midtown. Even if they had a small yearly fee to ride unlimited i think you would get good ridership and also less homeless people on it.

Daniel
29 days ago

It is “ not happening”, the article says that the commission will accept money from Miami and Miami Beach to study, this is another joke, pure politics 😫

Anonymous
29 days ago

The citizens of MiamiDade better get ready for another fee, and that will be for a study to study this study.

Anonymous
29 days ago

and then study that study and by then we will have flying cars and be under water.

Anonymous
29 days ago

A fee might work if there were express lines. To get from Brickell to the design district will easily take 30-45 minutes and that’s assuming the mover doesn’t breakdown. At that point most people will probably drive there own car and park in employer paid parking than pay the most likely 2.25 fee. NYC has homeless in its subways. They will find a way in even with a fee.

Anonymous
29 days ago

South Florida Wannabes’ obsession with homelessness is just sickening. I rather deal with homeless people any day, than living in a Gasoline addicted Suburban “paradise”.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Then move
Who’s holding you back?
May I suggest NYC or S.F

Anonymous
29 days ago

And don’t forget the poop app if you move to San Francisco 💩👋

Anonymous
28 days ago

We are suburbans, we like to live in gate communities, we shopping in strip malls and we call uber for 2 blogs away distance. What’s your problem city boy.

Anonymous
28 days ago

No I think that’s just you

Anonymous
29 days ago

“To get from Brickell to the design district will easily take 30-45 minutes and that’s assuming the mover doesn’t breakdown”

You sure know a thing or two about the traveling time from Brickell to the Design District on a MetroMover system that never took you to those points?

Anonymous
29 days ago

I’ve taken it plenty of times from Brickell all the way to the school board station. It can It can easily take more then 20 minutes if one has to wait 5 minutes for the Brickell train to arrive and then another few minutes for the Omni loop transfer. You also have to factor in the inexplicably long wait times each train stops at each station plus the even more asinine decision to place two stations literally right next to each other in front of the AAA. One would have been more than enough. Metromover is great as a free service. It will be completely empty except for Metrorail transfers if they started charging.

Anonymous
29 days ago

“Metromover is great as a free service. It will be completely empty except for Metrorail transfers if they started charging.

You sure know a lot about will happen with the MetroMover once it’s extended.

Your life must be perfect?

Anonymous
29 days ago

buh bye

Anonymous
29 days ago

Yes
Extend it to Homestead please

Anonymous
29 days ago

Same rule applies to buses. Why on earth do we need a stop in every block? It should be every 4 to 5 blocks. This speeds service, helps the environment and cuts fuel. Ive suggested several times to the County but I guess it goes on empty ears or it’s too logical.

Anonymous
29 days ago

and your point? I literally just got off the subway in NYC where I live and there was a homeless woman laying next to me. How is that a problem? I got home just fine and didn’t have to sit in that horrible Miami traffic with a-hole drivers.

American Worker
26 days ago

My sister was assaulted on the NYC subway a few days ago. The assailant wasn’t asleep, but he wasn’t a clean-cut CPA type, either. Homicides jumped up massively last year. Security is a human right

Anonymous
29 days ago

well they are doing a study. Which they could study later and potentially do a study on. Then say it’s too old and potentially spend $100’s of thousands more to do another study. Without actually building anything, of course. No, sounds great!! Where’s Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to do something, she said she would here.

Anonymous
29 days ago

We’re gonna need a study on the study to study the study of doing a study to study the study to study the potential build. Metromover coming in 2055 ya’ll

Anonymous
29 days ago

Why not extend the metromover to Miami Beach. I’m sure it will be more cost effective since it’s an already existing transport system. Brickell, Downtown, Wynwood, Midtown, Design District and Miami beach should be under the same transit system without having to transfer to the monorail.

Anonymous
29 days ago

We were, but we got hypnotized by the shiny trinkets.

– MiamiDade Commission

Anonymous
29 days ago

How is it cost effective when it’s free and you still have to build the extension?

Anonymous
29 days ago

The Miami part is beyond needed and should probably have an increased scope. The Beach monorail is more of a distraction. I dont see people bringing their beach bags/towels/drinks etc and coming back in wet swimsuits in public transportation. I also dont really see dressed-up people / girls in heels etc going for dinner and/or parties and more importantly coming back in some train (better have some serious security). That really just leaves work commute which I dont think has much of a middle class anymore. Rich people will continue to drive their nice cars (main point of living here and enjoying beautiful bridge crossings) and lower income workers who are for the vast majority in the hospitality industry already have arranged transportation, start very early (less traffic anyways) and cannot be late with 2 or 3 changes of transportation mode. IMHO will be empty after the initial excitement….

Anonymous
29 days ago

Boy, you sure see or don’t see much…..

Anonymous
29 days ago

Finally!!! Now get it done today because yesterday would’ve actually been better!

Anonymous
29 days ago

By the time the study is done we will have cheap self driving Uber’s that change the nature of transportation

Anonymous
29 days ago

I hope they include Edgewater, Biscayne needs the metro mover too.

Anonymous
29 days ago

There should be a loop for Edgewater and Wynwood just like there is in downtown.

Mr MIA
29 days ago

Does anyone see how stupid it is to have a BUS, going from a metro rail station to the beach. Any person coming into MIA would rather just get the Metro rail from the airport and get off on the beach through the Julia Tuttle crossway. Direct line access!

Morons!!!

Anonymous
27 days ago

Your common sense is a distraction

MiamiRob
26 days ago

Dear Mr. MIA,
Please take your rational common sense opinion to another county where it would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
The Miami Dade County Commission

Anonymous
29 days ago

An elevated station in the median of 5th street. Smh

Anonymous
29 days ago

More studies…!!!!!…what useless morons these “leaders “ are

Anonymous
29 days ago

We just voted to pay for a study about your comment….

– MiamiDade Commission

POLO
29 days ago

This is great news. They should have extended the Metromover yestrrday.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Answered prayers.
Can’t wait for the Metromover expansion.
Will it go to Marlin Stadium like it was planned?

Anonymous
29 days ago

It was never planned.

Anonymous
29 days ago

C’mon, can’t they at least run it to Collins/Ocean & 5th?

Bryan Riley
29 days ago

We may not be a world class city or get a world class transit system, but we have and will continue to do a world class study on transit options. Give credit when it’s due 👌🏾 Maybe this study will lead to a special tax fund so we can give out some nice kickbacks. I think brightline can use some money to pay Virgin. Miami Dade County – the new Capitol of innovation districts, hedge funds and transit studies. 👏🏾

Anonymous
29 days ago

They’ve been doing this study and paid millions fir it for over 20 years now.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Look, we need time to study the study about the study we studied to get right the study we’re going to study and when we’re finished with the study, we’ll let you know.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Yeah
Let’s spend millions studying the possibility to move people around instead of building it.
If all the $$$ spent on studies would have gone to actually getting it done, Baylink could have been operating by now

Anonymous
28 days ago

Study? hahahahaha! Man, this place is funny. Funneling funds into friends’ pockets for ‘studies’. This place is a joke.

Azarius
29 days ago

This is the best new of 2021! This is way over due but Freat Job Miami!! Finally moving transit forward! Miami have some really bright years ahead!

Anonymous
29 days ago

You must be new here…

Anonymous
29 days ago

Lol… I must admit, you are right.

Anonymous
29 days ago

yeah what about all the other studies? LOL – what is there to study? too funny. like when they study to see if a traffic light should go in after x many people get hit and killed… oh now let’s study it. it’ll never happen ya’ll

Anonymous
29 days ago

WOOOHOOO!!! Yayyyy!! They’re doing a study. Which they can study later. And potentially study them again.

Anonymous
29 days ago

No study needed, just build it.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Let’s hope Elon has things planned ahead on the moon…too late for earth.

Anonymous
29 days ago

What’s the Metromover expansion study going to conclude, the whole system needs to be rebuilt like
Vancouver’s Skytrain or Tokyo’s Yurikamome Line and start charging in order to adequately serve beyond Greater Downtown Miami? Duh…

Anonymous
29 days ago

Look how comprehensive these plans are to invest in tourists but absolutely no investments in our own people. The beach should be the last priority in the smart plan. We need jobs and more investments into FIU and UM