Midtown Miami will soon have its first train station, offering Tri-Rail service.
The Florida Department Of Transportation announced this week that they would match local funding for the project, making it fully funded. The other half of funding is being provided by Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami.
The demonstration station is to be located at 36th Street, between Midtown Miami and the Design District. Tri-Rail will offer connections from downtown Miami’s MiamiCentral through Palm Beach County. City trolleys will also stop at the Midtown station.
The project will be funded for a duration of three years. If deemed successful, operation will continue.
Other areas inside of Miami being studied for Tri-Rail stations include 79th Street.
Tri-Rail still doesn’t have an exact date when service will launch into downtown Miami, but it is expected sometime in 2019.
(photo: phillip pessar)