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
27 days ago

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

Urbanist
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
27 days 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
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
27 days ago

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

Httt
27 days ago

Extend the metro rail on top of the Brightline tracks!

Anonymous
27 days ago

Exactly! With stops every mile or so

Anonymous
27 days ago

Yeah!

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

Adrian Diaz
27 days ago

This is amazing!

James from Edgewater
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
27 days 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
27 days ago

baby steps lol

Anonymous
27 days ago

Astounding progress!

Melo is sigma and Chad
27 days ago

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

Choo Choo
27 days ago

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

ALE
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
27 days 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
27 days 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
27 days 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
26 days ago

how is this not obvious to our glorious commissioners….

Not Anonymous
27 days ago

For now though, it is this or nothing.

Fern
27 days 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
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
27 days ago

The brightline station is essentially connected to government center

Anonymous
27 days 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
27 days ago

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

Brooklyn
27 days 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
27 days ago

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

Fern
27 days 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

chattanooga choo choo
26 days 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???

Ciparoo
25 days 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
27 days ago

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

Evan
27 days ago

I guess it’s good news

M m
27 days ago

Yes!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
26 days ago

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

Anonymous
26 days 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
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
27 days ago

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

Anonymous
26 days ago

“People will learn to stop… ”

Ahhhh hahahahaha, ahhhh hahahahaha, ahhhh hahahahaha…

chattanooga choo choo
26 days ago

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