Miami-Dade Issues Notice To Proceed To Surveyor Working On Northeast Corridor

A surveyor working on plans for the Miami-Dade Northeast Corridor commuter rail line has commenced work after being issued a Notice to Proceed by the county.

M.G. Vera and Associates mobilized in the corridor and began their survey work on April 5th, according to Brightline.

This work is necessary to advance the rail infrastructure design to the next phase, Brightline said.

In the coming weeks, the county is expected to issue another Notice to Proceed for the 30% level of
infrastructure drawings, which is currently being finalized with infrastructure design firm HNTB.

The Northeast Corridor is being built as part of a deal between Miami-Dade and Brightline. Up to seven stations are planned between downtown Miami and Aventura.

Brightline previously said it remarketed $285 million worth of bonds in February to support the project in both Miami-Dade and Broward, with a plan to receive access payments from both counties.

Broward’s commuter rail line is further behind, but progressing. FDOT and Broward County have completed several public meeting and are expected to identify a Locally Preferred Alternative for the service in the coming months.

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

Looks like it’s time again to study the surveys and survey the studys…🤔

Urbanist
5 months ago

We should find a family member of the commissioners to commission a new study about the findings of the survey!

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Looks like it’s time again to study the surveys and survey the studys…”

Plus pay thousands if not millions of taxpayers dollars for the studies.

Anon
5 months ago

This is actual survey work (land surveying) necessary to begin construction.

Anonymous
5 months ago

With a little luck service could begin in 3 to 4 years.

Httt
5 months ago

Extend the metro rail on top of the Brightline tracks!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Exactly! With stops every mile or so

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah!

Now if you have anymore brightass ideas, keep them to yourself.

Adrian Diaz
5 months ago

This is amazing!

James from Edgewater
5 months ago

This station picture looks like Wynwood at 27th street, a perfect location!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

This is great, we’ll probably get tri-rail on there in about 17 years instead of the 19 years it would’ve taken before this critical step

Anonymous
5 months ago

baby steps lol

Anonymous
5 months ago

Astounding progress!

Melo is sigma and Chad
5 months ago

Yes that midtown location will be perfect. Also they probably need different trains to operate at these smaller stations

Choo Choo
5 months ago

I’m guessing they’ll be more akin to the Tri Rail trainsets

ALE
5 months ago

FINALY!!! Cannot happen soon enough! Biscayne Parking Lot Blvd cannot handle all the new residents!

Anonymous
5 months ago

If you live in downtown or brickell and want to go to dinner or for whatever reason in midtown no one is going to wait for a commuter train. Commuter trains are meant to bring people from the suburbs into the city not to get around a city. This area need real rapid transit that runs at much higher intervals than a commuter train

Melo is sigma and chad
5 months ago

yeah metromover could fill in that gap. this proposed brightline station is meant from people come north from ft lauderdale, palm beach and orlando.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Metromover is hardly “real rapid transit.” Metrorail, yes. This is the best choice utilizing existing infrastructure, and then Metrorail and streetcars to fill in the gaps, all lines leading to Greater Downtown Miami served by Metromover.

cleavage or bust
5 months ago

how is this not obvious to our glorious commissioners….

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

For now though, it is this or nothing.

Fern
5 months ago

If the line gets service with fair frequencies it’s gonna be perfectly usable. Think 3 or 4 TPH which is a train every 20 or 15 minutes. For large heavy rail trains this is viable level of service

EXTEND METRORAIL
5 months ago

It should at least be connected to Government Center, preferably a Metrorail line.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The brightline station is essentially connected to government center

Anonymous
5 months ago

He doesn’t like the inconvenience of transferring and would rather be in a standstill on I-95 every other day because some genius lost control, hit a wall, and blocked all lanes.

Fern
5 months ago

The southern terminus is gonna be MiamiCentral so it’s gonna be right next to thr Metro

chattanooga choo choo
5 months ago

its interesting to me that the city council and all the studies being paid for never look to building street car systems which can be built much quicker and cheaper than raised rail systems like metromover/metrorail…also east-west corridors could be service much easier in this manner than relying on existing tracks that do not necessarily go where people and workers need to travel….how is it a much smaller city with a much smaller tax base(new orleans) can build multiple streetcar lines in the last 20 years and we have nothing but bloated studies……???how about a streetcar goin east from hialeah to the north beach on 79st and a west bound streetcar on the one way 82nd street???

Brooklyn
5 months ago

There’s only room for two sets of tracks it looks like. How is this area going to service 4 sets of tracks?

Anonymous
5 months ago

They’ll probably buy up any property on either side of the right-of-way

Fern
5 months ago

The rights-of-way does actually have enough space for four tracks. But they might just have four tracks at the stations and then keep it at 2 tracks for the rest of line

Ciparoo
5 months ago

Responding to to all the “streetcar” comments…I just don’t see it happening here. Also, trains every 15mins is NOT good for a heavily used rail. U need 7-10mins. If I walk into the station and see it says 14mins…I’m saying fuck it and calling an uber

Fern
5 months ago

I hope we get good service rates when it’s up and running. 3 or 4 TPH at least!

Evan
5 months ago

I guess it’s good news

M m
5 months ago

Yes!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

This while they just snooze on west Miami/Dade… smh.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Those people moved to suburbia knowing they would never have mass transit. Let’s focus on the urban core.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Miam/Dade will never have a cohesive transit system as long as people think like you.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I’m just being a realist. I would personally love a cohesive transit system but I know we have to focus our resources on where they’re most needed. The urban core desperately needs, and deserves, better transit.

Artemis
5 months ago

There’s been train/car collisions every week it seems. It will get so much worse

Anonymous
5 months ago

People will learn to stop or they’ll get killed by the train. 🤷‍♂️

Anonymous
5 months ago

“People will learn to stop… ”

Ahhhh hahahahaha, ahhhh hahahahaha, ahhhh hahahahaha…

chattanooga choo choo
5 months ago

we have the worst drivers in south florida…its not the train…..