Miami-Dade Asks For Feedback On Monorail To Miami Beach

Miami-Dade, which is finally moving forward with plans for a transit connection to Miami Beach, decided to request public feedback on the project late last week.

The county quickly closed the feedback form, just days after it was opened.

A Department of Transportation & Public Works Twitter account requested public input on Friday, and by this morning the link told visitors that the feedback period had ended.

On Twitter however, some users urged the county to reconsider simply extending Metromover instead of a monorail on the route, in order to minimize the number of transfers needed.

Miami-Dade commissioners voted in October 2020 to move forward with a plan to build a monorail on the route.

The project is now in the planning, engineering and budgeting phase, in a process expected to last 12 to 18 months from last year’s vote.

The Miami Beach Monorail Consortium, led by Meridiam, is overseeing the project.

The monorail is estimated to cost the county $60 million over 30 years. Meridiam will cover the upfront $770 million cost, and maintain the system in exchange for the payments.

Once the planning, engineering and budgeting phase is complete, county commissioners will need to vote again on the final plans and budget.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Here’s my feedback: ANOTHER MEAN OF TRANSPORTATION?!?

I mean, c’mon, just expand the Metromover or at least…AT LEAST…connect it to one.

Lastly, what do you do once you get to South Beach? Take a bus? Walk? Use a scooter? Uber?

So backward!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think the plan is for it to connect to the metromover. Also you can always, you know, take the free Miami Beach trolley

Anonymous
1 month ago

Trolleys and buses are things of the past. No tourist or local wants to travel that way. Subways (either under or above ground) are what a major city deserves.

Anonymous
1 month ago

underground doesnt work when you are working just a few feet above sea level.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree which is why Miami will always be second rate!

Jeffrey
1 month ago

Miami and Florida are second rate because of the garbage they elect as governor and the crap that lives there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

🤪Yea Right That’s why Miami is one of the top 10 cities people moving into topping even NY.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very true the only that saves this city is the environment

Anonymous
1 month ago

Obviously you must not be living here and posting your comment from your 1st rated city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The transit infrastructure in Miami is not the same as the northern cities – it’s made for cars — even if the put in mass transit trains everywhere, people will still mainly use their cars

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Haha.. another person who was born yesterday but knows everything about everything now!

Tourist
27 days ago

I agree, but then for my part I want and need to see more means to get around town to major points as a tourist. Granted, not my tax bill and a fair charge is fine. But I expressly don’t want to deal with my car down there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Deserves??

You will have nothing and like it!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Obviously you have seen the packed with tourist double decker tour buses in Miami.

Tourist
27 days ago

Hi, Tourist type person here. We were just looking at the Trolley system and the people mover routes exactly because it makes a difference between staying in downtown or Brickell, or driving from out of town and cutting the pre-cruise trip short by two days. And subways? In a hurricane prone coastal community?

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

I don’t mind the trolley. It’s the wait time that concerns me when get to the bus stop.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Train stations are not meant to drop you off at the front door, that’s what cars are for.

NYC Transplant
1 month ago

That’s correct. However, minimizing transfers is essential. The ridiculous one-stop link to MIA is one that is just baffling. Ideally, you should be able to get on the Metrorail at MIA and get off in Miami Beach. In the absence of that, you should be able to take one Metrorail train from the airport and connect directly to whatever means of transportation is going to get you to Miami Beach whether that’s the Monorail or Metromover. Personally, I think Metromover would be just fine. It may not be glossy, but it runs every 5-6 minutes which is key.

Benny
1 month ago

The Metromover is slow.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. it should travel from stop to stop doing 70mph.

Boy, where do you people come from?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“What do you do once you get to South Beach”? Walk you lazy people!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, with a whole lotta luggage…

Boy that really make sense.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hahaha in miami sure. I was working uber ny and miami. People in ny jump offby car and walk. Miamians call uber for 2 blocks distance. It’s unbelievable how lazy are people down here.

Anonymous
1 month ago

SO lazy! I mean… I guess it *could* have something to do with the differences between temperate climates and the tropics? But you’re probably right. We just a lazy people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What about during the summer? NYC is just as unbearable… and the subway stations are even hotter underground

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ No comparison.. New York summer weather feel almost like Miami winter weather.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dealing with NY summer heat is an absolute pleasure compared to dealing with NY winter hell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“People in ny jump offby car and walk”

What does “offby” mean?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can always take your ass back to New York since it’s so great and people are not lazy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Backward is expanding a crummy 1970s technology people mover outside the scope of its capacity it can serve. Give it a rest.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Backwards is thinking you can dig a subway tunnel in a place where just digging six feet down in the earth’s crust, you hit water.

Keep your job at the carnival.

Azarius
1 month ago

I figured it out. Brightline has a line that’s going to service the airport and the port. we can have that line spear off at the arena and go to the museums and across to the beach. That line would be part of a system we already have and connects to the other transit systems

Azarius
1 month ago

I wouldn’t even mind a Tesla tunnel from the port to the beach that still service the arenas and museums

Anonymous
1 month ago

So you arrive at international at MIA and heard about a train to South Beach:

1. Train from Gate to arrivals
2. Connector train to the Metrorail
3. Metrorail to Government Center
4. Metromover to Omni
5. Monorail to South Beach

Arriving in South Beach and then taking an Uber to the hotel!

Anonymous
1 month ago

That already been mentioned on this site many times!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then obviously the officials don’t read the comment section of the TNM….

Livin' off A1A
1 month ago

But it bares repeating… yes… it’s THAT stupid!

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

NYC Transplant
1 month ago

Yes it is! The problem from what I can tell as a recent transplant (a year or so ago) is that the Metrorail routes north are too far West. Given the development in Brickell and Downtown, it’s difficult to see where an above-ground Metrorail link to Miami Beach would run. It would likely need to be a spur from Government Center, but building from there to the MacArthur Causeway seems like a right-of-way problem. Since Metromover already runs right to the Causeway, its extension is the simplest path forward.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If there’s a right-of-way issue, why is Brightline considering expanding to the port? Maybe because ya’ll anti-Metrorail and want your dinky Metromover shortbus extended instead because it’s “free?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who in the fuck says “ya’ll?”

Come on country boy, it’s 2021 now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The causeway was designed to allow for a future metro rail.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will only take three hours to travel from MIA to your hotel in South Beach. I wonder if Uber’s lobbyists are behind this project

Mm305
1 month ago

Of course they are, because this increases dependency on uber. You would be insane not to just take an Uber instead.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I would add after Metromover to Omni
– Walk to Monorail

Since it doesn’t look like this thing will be connected with a Metromover station.

A mess

Azarius
1 month ago

I thought it would be seemless from Omni

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t pay 2 billion for this joke

Anonymous
1 month ago

This was a great opportunity to share the same energy we use in this forum to let the city know this isn’t a viable solution for us. In my opinion, I would never ride standing up for an entire trip across the Causeway in a slow and cramped MetroMover car. It just doesn’t make sense. Metrorail is fast, modern, reliable, and accessible with plenty of stops across the county. Now’s the time to advocate for an extended and integrated Metrorail before the damage is done with a 5th mode of transit that would be the Monorail.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“I would never ride standing up for an entire trip across the Causeway”

Great.. now this city and county shouldn’t do anything without YOUR concerns in mind. It must feel good to know that nothing can be move an inch if you don’t like it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ok so you would stand? Who in their right mind would want to wait 15 min+ standing on those cars to the Beach Corridor?? You clearly interpreted my statement as entitled when I stated a perfectly valid point I think any other Miami resident or visitor would agree with.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Only someone ignorant would think that MetroMover cars can’t or wouldn’t be updated.

Azarius
1 month ago

They aren’t being upgraded

Anonymous
1 month ago

See what I mean, an ignorant person…

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would essentially be a complete rebuild of the system to the point that extending Metrorail from Government Center would be more cost effective.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This man gets it.

Bandit
1 month ago

They really should extend the metro mover especially considering it’s getting an extension into Wynwood and Midtown. At the least, they need to make the monorail to APM transfer as seamless as possible

Anonymous
1 month ago

Correction, it’s getting a study that will take longer to complete than adding a Coastal Link stop and opening Tri-Rail to MiamiCentral.

POLO
1 month ago

Why everything takes for ever to get built?!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Welcome to the U.S.
The most car depending country on earth where parking lots are our plazas and they are God’s given rights

Waffle
1 month ago

Typical leftist making up stuff, it’s actually not the most car dependent country.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. another genius who knows how a person leans simply by looking and reading their comment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I see many millionaires leftists who abandon their cars and ride bikes or use public transportation.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Not most car dependent, now leave

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because cars are more important than humans. Our architecture is aesthetically done for the convenience of parking and drive thrus; never for walk ins.
Even Metrorail stations were never built for humans. They have gigantic parking lots in front of them

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because they need to study things. And then the study needs to be studied. And they’ll vote on if that study of the other studies is viable.

Hope that answered your question a little bit.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Look at the infinite Palm tree render

Anonymous
1 month ago

when holding down ctrl+c ctrl+v goes too far

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pot of gold for planners and engineers to keep milking from.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wake me up when they actually start building.

Waffle
1 month ago

Sir it’s 2082 it started

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nobody is talking about all the thousands miles of Railroads we have on Dade County, government can use them for a Light Train and save a lot of money, I will never understand why here in America take light years to build a better system of transportation, but only take 2 years to build a new high-rise.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Simply stupid, It will require three different means of transportation to travel from MIA to South Beach. Just expand the Metrorail

Anonymous
1 month ago

The purpose of metrorail should be to connect the greater county. Metrorail should split at Overtown and head to the beach so then you can come directly for the airport or Hialeah and downtown and further south. The beach should then invest in a light rail system that connect north mid and south beach. That’s it.and as far as the beach metrorail line connectin to the metro mover it can have a transfer station at museum park station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Feedback? Build it, bitches!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build another mode to transfer to? Is that what you want? I wanna be able to get on *ONE* train, sit down, and make it to the beach point A to point B. No need for 10 transfers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lets see. Take the MIA people mover, to the MetroRail, or Tri-Rail to get to downtown Miami. And once you get downtown, take the MetroMover to the MonoRail to get to Miami Beach.

Um.. I guess that really makes sense to somebody.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nearly impossible to navigate without a vehicle, the City of Miami is being held back from reaching its full potential because of its continuous neglect of this issue. A major metropolitan city needs reliable and accessible public transportation if it wants to grow.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All this yapping when they could’ve extended MetroMover to Miami Beach years ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

…or Metrorail, considering they built an east-west platform at Government Center Station FOR THAT PURPOSE over thirty-five years ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The view from this monorail heading towards Miami at night will be beautiful.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The existing metromover is always plagued with ” operational difficulties” but as the recorded message will tell you, ” were very sorry for the inconveniences” how about if they first learn how to keep it running.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s free, what do you expect?

Anonymous
1 month ago

If it’s connecting to the government center and other metro mover stations then go ahead, if not then the metromover just needs to be extended

Anonymous
1 month ago

Metromover already goes to where the Monorail would be, you dope. Besides, if it did terminate at Government Center Station, you would still complain about having to transfer.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No need to build the monorail that high along the causeway. Build it a little above grade (as shown here: https://bit.ly/2V552BQ ) and put the money saved into running the route (now high above grade) all the way to the Convention Center.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s the same way I was thinking they should build the same grade running across government cut for the MetroMover. But, what do I know.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not much, Metromoversexual.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Haha.. another clueless Couchpotatoe.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s a good thought. Why does it need to be so elevated along then causeway… why can’t it just be high enough to keep out of sea level raise or storm surge…

Anonymous
1 month ago

no one is going to use it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Did your Crystal Ball tell you that?

John
1 month ago

I think metrorail makes way more sense than a monorail we are not going to Disney. Build metro rail across the bay to Miami Beach convention center. Then a metro mover from there to south beach and north towards bal harbor. The rail could be built above the causeway and there would have to be some kind of bridge maybe a high bridge so that it doesn’t have to go up.
Also instead of building metro rail up us 1. Why not use the tri rail it parallels us1 anyway. A waist of money to build new system. Also We need a metro rail from fiu to downtown. And instead of building a bus way in south dade they should build a metro rail or again use tri rail trains.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The people who live on Miami Beach have spoken and they said the MetroRail is too heavy, clunky, and loud for their taste.

Anonymous 21
1 month ago

This idea makes no since today. The cost of a drink on South Beach is $20, the cost of a Beach Chair and umbrella $35. Does it seem likely that people who are ready to drop this kind of money have never heard of Uber (it drops them precisely where they want to be, no transfers, luggage included). Uber would also be the first choice of tourists on the mainland (no walking to and from a station in a city they don’t know , no transfers) and from an airport. Chicago has a train that takes you from a airport terminal 25 miles to down town. The number mode of transportation down town is…. wait for it ……Uber.

This is so out of touch with reality today it makes me wonder who would benefit from a plan this wacky? Who would have a motive to destroy Miami’s iconic & beautiful drive to deliver you within 10 blocks of where you want to be? Options are 1) The train builder ? Too obvious their motto “never let a good bribe go to waste” 2)The people of miami, I certainly haven’t heard a peep from them the city made sure of that”. 3) one element of the city can see a big payday with limitless potential at the right price ……The homeless ….just looking to up their begging game. Using their political power to run the city. Ok this is just not believable . The answer is number 1.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What about the thousand of hospitality workers that commute to the beach. They need an affordable and reliable form of transportation

Anonymous
1 month ago

I rode an Uber vehicle from outside Atlanta’s airport once. first, I waited 15 min for the Uber vehicle to get to where I was. Second, another person (besides the driver) was already in the Uber vehicle. Third, I had to wait until the Uber vehicle drove around and find the destination where the other person was going first, and then the Uber vehicle took me to my destination. The total time it took to where I was going was about 35 to 45 min.

I can catch the bus from MIA airport and get to where I’m going quicker and cheaper than that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another dump who never been outside of miami bubble to see the transportation systems of all World metropolitan cities.

Tax $$ wasted
1 month ago

It is not worth the cost. Another white elephant! Tired of tax $$ being misspent!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Everyone going back and forth about after well lets just say lifes not always that easy if youre not satisfied w the free trolley have to figure out what youre going to move around in once here.. seems cool the monorail wonder where the station would be put

Anonymous
1 month ago

Absolutely ridiculous! Metrorail stops at MIA just continue to Miami Beach down 36 Street!

Jeffrey
1 month ago

Great idea. It will help relieve the traffic congestion. The sooner the better

Anonymous
1 month ago

I live in South Beach and if this can reduce the amount of traffic from day trip visitors in South of Fifth than I’m 1000% for it.

Andy
1 month ago

I need someone to wipe me

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think it’s a great idea and about darn time! It’d be safer and better for traffic. and people in Miami or hard worker to all you haters out there!😳

Across My Balcony
1 month ago

Can’t wait!!!!! You wait for the bus forever and if it does come, it’s so crowded during the rush hour back to Miam.