Metromover Extension To The Design District: Here’s Exactly Where Every New Station Is Proposed

Miami’s Metromover will be extended to Wynwood, Midtown Miami, and the Design District as part of a plan approved by Miami-Dade’s Transportation Planning Organization last year.

Six new Metromover stations are planned on the mainland as part of the Beach Corridor project (despite its name), according to a study approved by the TPO’s board.

The extension will start from the Metromover’s current School Board station, the plans show.

From there, it will run in a straight line up North Miami Avenue.

The six stops tentatively planned along North Miami Avenue are at:

  • 16th Street
  • 22nd Street
  • 26th Street
  • 29th Street
  • 34th Street
  • 40th Street

A potential connection from the Metromover to a new commuter rail station planned on the Brightline tracks is possible in either Midtown or the Design District.

Commissioners have already approved a group that includes Meridiam and Genting to build the cross-bay portion of the Beach Corridor using monorail technology. Bids have not yet been solicited for the Metrorail portion.

The Beach Corridor is one of six planned as part of Miami-Dade’s Smart Plan.

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

This is great. Let’s also Air Condition the stations, add more trains for more frequent service, and charge a small fare to pay to boost security and keep homeless from riding around for hours on end in the air-conditioned trains.

Anonymous
4 months ago

i agree- thanks for being the only person to write something intelligent on this site.

Dave the Crackhead ™
4 months ago

I paid my fair, let me smoke my crack in peace 😛

Azarius
4 months ago

Can’t stop the homeless if the pay for a ride

Anonymous
4 months ago

didnt say try to stop them, just said to charge a fee and boost security…

Anonymous
4 months ago

didnt say stop the homeless, simply said we charge a fair for all rides and boos security… its a free country they can ride if they like

Anonymous
4 months ago

security cameras, then they can deploy security if needed. The cameras can be used for evidence of any other crime too.

Anonymous
4 months ago

there are already cameras on every train. there need to be personnel at all or most stations

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

This isn’t Communist China. Conceal carry a pistol if you are concerned for your safety.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We need a rolling stock that isn’t a little airport people mover, and the new station platforms should accommodate it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Good news! But what a mess. From Coconut Grove I would have to take three different lines, Metro rail, Metro mover, beach monorail, then a trolly north of 5th to arrive at the Miami Beach convention center. Likely two hours. There is no leadership. My 5th grader would do better.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Heard this before…not getting excited until the shovels hit the dirt

Anonymous
4 months ago

When the shovel hits the dirt is when the cost estimates quintuple and the start date triples

Anonymous
4 months ago

Man if this and the brightline inter city commuter line gets approved Wynwood and midtown will b so much more accessible. Miami winning! I’ll believe it when is see it tbh

Anonymous
4 months ago

A commuter rail is not the solution. It will help better connect the south Florida region but We need a metro line up biscayne or over the existing train track with more stations and run on a more frequent time schedule other than one train an hour or every half during rush hour

Anonymous
4 months ago

we need protected micro-mobility infrastructure throughout the urban core

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

Oh yes. That’s awesome. Now there is more Metromover stops

Anonymous
4 months ago

Just this small extension. Imagine the money we would’ve saved if they had done this ten or fifteen years ago?

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is long overdue.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Okay now lets getting the funding and median built and columns up.

Anonymous
4 months ago

build the columns way up – so the coming sea level rise doesn’t affect the tracks in the coming decades.

Anonymous
4 months ago

build slightly higher so it doesn’t block views and would look more presentable.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Get going! Regardless of what your politics are, the government is most likely going to pass a huge infrastructure bill and democrats are much more friendly to public transit projects than Republicans. Who knows what can happen in 2022 and 2024.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Correction, Democrats act more friendly but do absolutely nothing while taxes go up.

MiamiRob
4 months ago

Democrat taxes go up and they spend on things like Infrastructure that benefit us all while Republicans like to give Tax cuts to the wealthy as they hoard it.

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

Taxation is theft.

Bob
4 months ago

Smartest person here.

Anonymous
18 hours ago

NYC and California are prime examples of how the Democrats can destroy states and cities in only a few years. For someone that has homes in all free states, I can tell you firsthand Miami and Florida are far better governed, thank G-D for Desantis. Diblasio & Newsome are worthless. Just ask any New Yorker or Californian, there are plenty of them moving here, tired of poor living conditions, homelessness, handouts, $5.00 a gallon gas, and of course state taxes that are the highest in the nation.

transplant
4 months ago

Great, now extend the Metrorail above the Brightline tracks and to the beach (keep the Disney monorail for vacation, not getting to work).

Anonymous
4 months ago

The “Disney” monorail still has a higher capacity to accommodate the demand for Baylink. Unless Metromover replaces its crappy trains with longer ones with bigger cars, a public-private Monorail is more feasible next to Metrorail, which beach residents don’t want as if it makes a difference when elevated.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Omni grows

POLO
4 months ago

I hope they don’t spend years doing studies on the proposed extended Metromover line and start construction within six months.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Honestly POLO, I was just thinking the same thing.

Please please pleaasseee.. we don’t wanna hear about anymore studies.

Anonymous
4 months ago

There is nothing else left to study anymore. This is a straight line connecting the design district with downtown.

Anonymous
4 months ago

first they must study the study

EJS
4 months ago

😂😂😅 So true unfortunately.

Anonymous
4 months ago

they have to do a study to see if they are required for a study of the envoironmental study. If they don’t, then they will do a study to see why they didn’t need the study.

I’m an environmentalist but they shouldn’t stop work because someone saw ‘a yellow-back spotted termite’ somewhere. Build the thing and move on.

Ex-Londoner now in 33132
4 months ago

Re studies!! I moved to Miami 19 years ago and immediately noticed it’s all studies and no action.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Everyone involved gets a taste.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Any study will show other cheaper options exist between free electric shortbus and free road trolley.

Anonymous
4 months ago

So when my plane lands at MIA I take a mover type train to the miami central station, then I transfer to the metro rail to downtown. Then I transfer to a metro mover train to the old miami herald bldg. Then I transfer to a monorail to the beach. Then I transfer to a taxi or bus to my hotel. Yeah right.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Most airports have their own metro mover type transportation to get across terminals. Transfers to different lines are the norm in most metro systems. Do I wish it were more condensed? You bet, but sometimes the conditions aren’t feasible and instead of not having anything I’d rather build what can be done and try to improve along the way.

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

All these projects are boondoggles that are only good for lining the pockets of politicians and their corporate cronnies.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You can take one express bus from mia airport to miami beach

Anonymous
4 months ago

Give us your address. We’ll make sure to put a direct line in from the airport to wherever you need to go. So sorry to have inconvenienced you otherwise!

Anonymous
4 months ago

And if they keep it free, it’ll turn Brickell, Downtown, Wynwood, Design District, and Midtown into one huge walkable district.

Anonymous
4 months ago

it needs to be paid to keep the homeless from just riding around in the air condition for hours.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Move the homeless to Kendall. Problem solved.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No even the Homeless want to live in Kendall

Anonymous
4 months ago

LMAO

Anonymous
4 months ago

Move them to Cuba with a free Carnival cruise. I’m sure that communist utopia will give them free everything.

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

Why move to Cuba, when a communist utopia is being built here?

Anonymous
4 months ago

I say to Doral. The closer to the Everglades, the better.

Anonymous
4 months ago

move you to kendall. Leave the homeless. Problem solved.
Beware, you may be the next homeless, it takes less than you think.
One good fire in a building, job loss due to covid or whatever and poof.

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

Here’s a clue. Most commenters on here aren’t liberal, they’re elitist.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Leave the homeless alone.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Or move them to Doral.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Homeless leave us alone, more pertinent.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Take em home then.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You can keep the homeless out by enforcing rules. No need to charge.
It was already studied that charging will increase costs and reduce ridership

Anonymous
4 months ago

It should be paid, not free. That’s the only way it could generate revenue and actually get even better.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I might be willing to pay to go to the Design District from Brickell but I’m not paying $4.50 round trip just to go to Whole foods in downtown or the Mary Brickell Publix. I’ll just take my car, contribute to traffic congestion, and enjoy my free validated parking.

Anonymous
4 months ago

another selfish miami person

Anonymous
4 months ago

Incentives are incentives. Expect people to behave accordingly. The more thought that goes into what incentives are being set, the less the chance of unintended consequences.

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

So self-interest = selfish? Sounds communist.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is unfortunate but very true

Anonymous
4 months ago

Trust me, it may cost half that to travel round trip.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Perfect example of why parking fees should be increased. Free and cheap parking leads to more driving and less alternative transportation trips.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You have to decide which is better for Miami.
Congestion of a few dollars.

Free ride, pay for that system by a 25 cent parking tax.

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

A leftist never met a tax they didn’t like.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The metro bus didn’t get any better, even with paid fares. In fact, ridership has been dropping the last 10 years due to constantly late, broken down, leaky, or overfilled buses. It took them over 20 years to commit to fully replacing their current fleet. They only did so because the parts to repair them aren’t even being made anymore. So who knows how much longer it would have took to replace them.

Clearly paying for fares didn’t improve Miami Transit. The only thing that will is good and effective top-down leadership.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Are you sure free trolley rides and free Metromover rides plus Uber/Lyft didn’t have anything to do with the drop in ridership on Metro buses?

Anonymous
4 months ago

There was a study about it and a paid metromover would actually cost more than free:
– have to buy ticketing machines
– need to maintain them
– ridership will reduce significantly

Keep in mind that you can’t charge more than 25 or 50 cents tops because it’s short rides

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol

Anonymous
4 months ago

You have to pay for transit in NYC, London, and Tokyo, and you’re telling me they’re not the most walkable cities on earth?

Anonymous
4 months ago

20th street would be better than 22nd for connection to the crosstown bus line.
Although that only runs every 30 minutes, so no great loss.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Why does Miami have so many transit options? Metro Rail, Metro Mover, Metro Bus, Brightline, why not just one or two unified systems?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Brightline is a privately owned entity, and the others are city and county entities.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Alright everybody, get off the Monorail and get on the bus or free trolley to go to your other destinations here in Miami Beach.

Dumb…

Anonymous
4 months ago

it’s faster to walk than take the trolley that is stuck in traffic and stops every 10 feet and the aisle is so narrow if you in the back everyon has to get off to let a fat person by so slow. paint drying is faster.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I agree. Same with city buses. Why does it have to stop in every block? It should be every 4 to 5 blocks to make it faster and environmentally safer. But it makes too much sense, I guess

Anonymous
4 months ago

every 5 blocks is good. people can use the exercise. They can make special stops if the person is truly physically disabled.

William
4 months ago

No way this happens. It’s too good of an idea.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Extend to the whole city, to Miami Beach and inside Miami Beach!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

please don’t leave out Hialeah

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hialeah is it’s own city.. if they wanna play, they have to pay.

Market Urbanist
4 months ago

Paid for how?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Monorail should run up the median of Washington Ave to the convention center instead of another transfer to a different transportation mode.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Totally agree

Anonymous
4 months ago

No, it should run north and south on beach sand making it cheaper and faster to build (no buried infrastructure worries) with a terminus behind the Miami Beach Convention Center. http://bit.ly/rrcFP6

Anonymous
4 months ago

Interesting idea.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Destroy washington ave to expand metromover?

Anonymous
4 months ago

We’re destroying Miami Avenue while everybody is simultaneously complaining for complete streets, so why not?

Anonymous
4 months ago

A loop – washington to 16th, to Alton and back.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thanks for posting and bringing more awareness but there is literally nothing new going on in this project. This may as well be a screengrab from two years ago.

Hope county gets off their butts

Dave the Crackhead ™
4 months ago

20 years over due, but happy to see it now

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hallelujah

Anonymous
4 months ago

This needs to happen yesterday

Long MIA
4 months ago

Yes, please.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They left Edgewater out of the picture

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ultimately, this should turn into a loop. Either head west from 40th and down NW 5th or head east over to Edgewater and then down. It should act as a circulator for that area. It’s a significant distance from Biscayne Blvd to W 5th or 6th Ave.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That’s why they’re talking about building commuter rail stations that’ll be near Edgewater.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You can’t walk a few blocks? Honestly, if it was Coastal Link along the FEC, it’s still walkable.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s not a few blocks when the train cuts the city in 2. There are very few areas where you can cross the rail tracks from Edgewater

Anonymous
4 months ago

They showed the 29 st station in map but forgot to mention it in the article.
From my understanding they will connect the 26 st mover station to the 27st brightness station by foot over bridge?
Lastly the already bad traffic on North Miami Ave will be worse for the years construction of pillars goes on in the median, but for the good anyway, do this asap.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Boy, you sure mangled that comment.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Traffic should be improved after construction though. Ik after this and the commuter line get built, I would never drive into downtown or Brickell again, not worth the traffic

Anonymous
4 months ago

Might as well take it to 79st.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We need metro train to deep west Miami Dade

Anonymous
4 months ago

Metromover is slow and has way too many stops – it’s faster to walk. But of course most people just complain about the heat in Miami and are simply too lazy to walk and don’t want to admit it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

There is no way you can walk faster than a Metromover car can travel, it’s just impossible. I’ve seen people complain about the trains on the Chicago Loop being slow. Believe me, they can make the trains go faster, but that would mean they worried very little about safety concerns and lawsuits would be astronomical. They can make Metromover cars go 50 mph between each stop, but can you imagine how long they would have to build each stop and each car’s inside to achieve that? There will be no one standing in the cars and each person would have to be strapped in their seat like their on a rocket launcher.

Anonymous
4 months ago

the 16th street station is too close to school board station on 14th street.

I do agree that removing the 16th street station. The Station on 22nd can be moved to 20th street.

The article also mention stations at 39th and 40th streets. The map only shows the one on 40th street.

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol… the Metromover was in place since the early 1990’s and now they’re talking about extending it?

Anonymous
4 months ago

It could have been extended earlier but the political will wasn’t there, ie, too many Republicans in office. Plus the county commission at that time was siphoning off the People’s Trust half-cent tax for projects that had nothing to do with maintaining and building new mass transit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Democrats were in power during those broken promise days, brainlet. The City of Miami also went bankrupt.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It originally began service to the Downtown/Inner Loop on April 17, 1986, and was later expanded with the Omni and Brickell Loop extensions on May 26, 1994.