FDOT To Proceed With Golden Glades Multimodal Transportation Facility

FDOT signed a utilities agreement with Miami-Dade that will allow Golden Glades Multimodal Transportation Facility to begin construction.

The project is estimated to cost $55 million, with the major element being a truck stop.

It will be built at what is currently the Golden Glades Park & Ride, with a bus terminal facility to be upgraded.

The project will add a truck parking, wash, maintenance facilities, and retail space. There will also be 1,748 car parking spaces.

FDOT has been studying building the new facility for over a decade, and now finally appears ready to begin construction in 2018.

 

 

 

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marc
3 years ago

55 million wouldn’t make a dent in any rail expansion. Probably be the cost of another study

Anonymous
3 years ago

Coastal Link track is already in place.

marc
3 years ago

Brightline owners need to give the ok for the Coastal Link, they own the ROW. They walked away from the negotiations for that and I think they are considering doing local along their line instead of Tri Rail.

Anonymous
3 years ago

How about spending this money on the coastal link?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I used to take the Tri-Rail from here. Occasionally I’d see someone attempt to bike to the train from Miami Gardens. SUPER DANGEROUS!

There is no safe way for a pedestrian or cyclist to access this “multimodal” facility through all of the expressways. Putting bicycle parking here is as useful as putting bicycle parking on the middle of I-95.

Yet Another Anonymous
3 years ago

Might as well be 1776 spaces.

Preston33154
3 years ago

This is another FDOT waste! I’m a huge proponent for Mass Transit. Can’t wait for the Brightline to hit Orlando… and Metrorail needs major help! However–this “property” is in a hideous location without actual accessibility–exept for the gridlock created because FDOT didn’t connect SR-826 to I-95 NB. In true FDOT fashion, this will be another failed attempt to “look” like they’re doing something.

As for the Coastal Link — FDOT, SFRTA and the MPO’s are dragging their feet! The FECR (parent to Brightline) owns the tracks & ROW… and, due to sluggish movment, has offered to privately fund the CoastalLink for the tri-county area. It only will booster access to a rail station that will connect to “express” in the tri-county area but to Orlando on the Brightline… a win-win!

We might get it all–despite FDOT, SFRTA & MPO’s!!!!!

suomynona
3 years ago

That whole interchange is a joke.

suomynona
3 years ago

Including the stupid express lanes.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why not spending the money on metro rail expansion?

Anonymous
3 years ago

$55 million would get probably another 1500 feet of metro rail built.

Yet Another Anonymous
3 years ago

Sadly, actually, not even close to that much. More like 300 feet.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“The project will take advantage of the existing 34 acres of land adjacent to the Golden Glades interchange to create a multimodal center that will unite several modes of transportation including bicycle, transit, Tri-Rail, and Bus Rapid Transit service.”

Anonymous
3 years ago

HOW about finaly re doing the entire interchange. It hasn’t been touched except for the 95 express flyovers. Too many detours going eastbound 826 to northbound 95.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It seems a lot of people here are saying that this is a waste of money. Understand the whole area to the south with low-rise garden apartments, run-down commercial properties, and a dirty lake would be ripe for TOD redevelopment. It would also connect and help revitalize the low-rise residential areas, serving as sort of a town center.