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.