Mayor Of Miami Beach Getting Ready To Unveil Plans For Streetcar

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is serious about building a streetcar system.

At an event today where he unveiled a $615 million plan to rebuild the convention center surrounded by new parks, Levine said that the next such event would reveal plans for a streetcar system.

Earlier this year, a private investment firm submitted an unsolicited proposal to build the system. Construction could begin quickly, since no federal funding or studies would be required.

Construction on the convention center is set to begin in December.