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.