Miami-Dade Board Endorses Monorail & Metromover To Miami Beach, Plus Metromover Extension To Wynwood

Several key components of the Beach Corridor transit system were approved by the governing board of Miami-Dade’s Transportation Planning Organization at a meeting last week, according to the Herald.

Metromover or monorail to Miami Beach

The TPO approved the county building either a Monorail or Metromover from Miami to Miami Beach.

Genting has proposed building a privately operated monorail system on the route, with a station on its property that would connect to the Metromover system. The county is now accepting competing bids before voting on whether to accept Genting’s offer, with proposals due in March.

Metromover to Miami Beach is forecast to have higher ridership if built instead of a monorail, but it will also cost more to build and operate, and there are no private bidders for it.

In Miami Beach, the line would end at 5th street. A trolley system with dedicated lanes could be built from there to the convention center.

Metromover to Wynwood & the Design District

The TPO also approved a plan to build a Metromover extension from downtown Miami through Wynwood, Midtown Miami, and ending at the Design District.

It would cost $407 million to build the extension.

Although it has now been approved by the TPO, the Herald notes that Miami-Dade commissioners have not yet considered the Design District extension and it remains hypothetical.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Metrmover up N Miami through Wynwood to Design District is a no brainier. Just do it.

A one stop ride from Miami Beach is too. Just do it!

Lots of people from out of town complaining about TRAFFIC all weekend. world class cities have mass transit.

Anonymous
1 year ago

New York City has mass transit, and people still complain about traffic.
Paris has mass transit, and people still complain about traffic.
London has mass transit, and people still complain about traffic.
Spending billions of taxpayer money on a Metromover to the Design District will not do much of anything to alleviate traffic.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/worst-traffic-cities-in-the-world/6/

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’m talking visitors for the super bowl. on a saturday night at 8pm.

Anonymous
1 year ago

New York City – 8 million people

Paris – 5 million people

London – 8 million people

Population of Miami, no comparison. These extensions are just a beginning.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’ve lived in both London and Paris and never owned a car, used Uber once a month at most, transit takes cars off the road and allows people to actually LIVE. Driving everywhere is so debilitating, without transit a miami is not a city its just a suburb with some tall buildings and not enough trees.

Anonymous
1 year ago

1-I live in the area. I rather pay more taxes than being forced to waste a 3rd of our income in two-car related expenses, even though that during the weekend we only use one of then.
2-There is no traffic congestion in Tokio.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Do you mean Tokyo?

Anonymous
1 year ago

There is traffic in Tokyo and the trains are so packed that they force people inside them to fit.

Anonymous
1 year ago

A third of your income on cars? You either need a better paying job or a lot cheaper cars. And many rational people would rather be free to choose how much to spend on their transport as opposed to being forced to pay more in taxes.

Anonymous
1 year ago

First, it would only be millions, a dip in the bucket compared to minor Freeway projects, Second, I just don’t understand how people can look at the current traffic situation and think nothing is wrong and nothing should be done to alleviate it.

Transit doesn’t force people to take it, it gives people the option and clears some cars off the road, so people that want or have to drive, have a much easier time doing it.

Andrewn2
1 year ago

Are you kidding? Can you imagine those cities traffic without mass transit.

Anonymous
1 year ago

So your solution is what??? Let’s just stick our heads in the sand and hope everything gets better???

Anonymous
1 year ago

World class city residents has subway culture. I see every day from us1 empty trains to pass up and down.Miamians prefer to stuck in traffic than to ride a train.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You are very wrong. Whereas you observe “from your car”. I’m IN those trains and they are not empty at all. They are packed in rush hour and even in non rush hour there are quite a few people until the wee hours of the night.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You must spend hours and hours and hours every day driving up and down US1 while looking Metrorail train cars to notice how empty they are.

I suggest you spend some of that time boning up on your English grammar.

Anonymous
1 year ago

now ….stay tuned for 20 year impact study ……

Anonymous
1 year ago

Now get it done quickly please.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Quickly + correctly.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Metrorail after Penny Tax: “Hold my beer.”

Roy
1 year ago

“Although it has now been approved by the TPO, the Herald notes that Miami-Dade commissioners have not yet considered the Design Dsitrict extension and it remains hypothetical…”

Of course — lifer politicians as the ones in the county commissioners’ usually stay away from tagging their names to costly projects in case it doesn’t work they can avoid the negative backdraft. That’s why term limits are very important in order to advance needed infrastructure projects.

Anonymous
1 year ago

That is not true…many of these politicians don’t think twice about spending massive amounts of other people’s money.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Only when they get a nice kick back

William
1 year ago

Say No to monorail! One seat ride on Metromover is the only good option.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Build it and more mass transit. However, start to charge a nominal fee for ridership to pay and maintain it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You can never charge enough to cover mass transit costs… In any city anywhere in the world. It would be around $30 or so per ride (kinda like brightline). Like roads and sewer pipes, mass transit needs to be subsidized heavily. That doesn’t make it a bad investment though… it’s one of the most important ones a city can make if it wants to grow past a certain point.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The Wynwood extension should be built first, lame Miami Beach will drag their feet and complain about rail.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I really don’t see the point in extending it to Wynwood and Midtown and leaving out the DD.

Anonymous
1 year ago

people who go to design district don’t use public transportation

Anonymous
1 year ago

How do you vouch for that?

Anonymous
1 year ago

So ignore the people who work in those shops and the school that is there.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“The TPO also approved a plan to build a Metromover extension from downtown Miami through Wynwood, Mistown Miami, and ending at the Design District. It would cost $407 million to build the extension”

Who cares?.. if you commissioners had built this extension years ago instead of dragging your feet, it would’ve cost much less.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What does the government need in order to start building this? Until there is mass protest these crooked politicians will do nothing. They need to be voted out asap!

Anonymous
1 year ago

My guess is… allow Genting to build a Casino in downtown is what they need to do. Cause genting is the one paying for it and won’t do that unless they get something in return.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The Genting Group doesn’t want to build just a casino on the former Miami Herald site, they want to build a “Resort” that houses a casino in it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Corrupt and blind

Anonymous
1 year ago

Might be scary going across on really windy days

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well I guess Downtown and Brickell have wind deflectors for the Metromover?

Anonymous
1 year ago

It has to go all the way to design district, nothing to argue there. JUST DO IT!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

$407 million to build less than 2 miles. Roughly $40,000 per foot. Seems expensive

Anonymous
1 year ago

One billion dollars for a truck tunnel.. have you ever taken it?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yesterday super bowl fans waited over an hour to pick up Uber and all negative complaints the host city of lack of train connections to the stadium.

Anonymous
1 year ago

But Uber and Lyft made a killing!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Build a hyberloop under the water the way Dubai is doing. Move into the next generation technology.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Will the trains be upgraded to full ones, you know… long chasis with aisles and seats which move faster than I walk? Metromover as it is wouldn’t be able to accommodate the capacity at MIA.

Anonymous
1 year ago

1. I would like to see you walk faster than a moving Metromover rail car.

2. Not even five airline jet airplanes is able to accommodate the capacity of Miami International Airport at one time.

If this city had to wait on your opinion before doing anything, we’ll still be driving on dirt roads.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Why no station at 20th Street and N Miami Ave? Nothing between 16&22 St? Not acceptable. 20th Street is a major road. Must have a station.

Anonymous
1 year ago

dude walk

Anonymous
1 year ago

So long, any potential for Miami Avenue to be a walkable street. Instead, flyovers which will make 1st Street, the Downtown Distributor, and congregating homeless look like Rodeo Drive patrons.

Anonymous
1 year ago

miami ave with 5 wide lanes ain’t walkable right now.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I am hungover from the super bowl party

Anonymous
1 year ago

I am Groot!

Anonymous
1 year ago

If we want the Baylink done this decade, we have to go with Genting even though the metro mover would be far more convenient.

Anonymous
1 year ago

wrong thinking.

Anonymous
1 year ago

why is the metromover far more convenient?

Dave
1 year ago

because it would be a one seat ride. If I’m coming for example from the southside I would have to ride metro, transfer to the metromover, transfer to the monorail. The metromover would at least rule out one transfer.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Correct.. if you were to take the Metrorail on 36th st and 12th ave, you would have to go all the way to downtown, transfer to the Metromover, ride over to the Genting site, and then transfer to the Monorail just to get to the only stop on Alton rd on Miami Beach.

Anonymous
1 year ago

ok i understand