Photos: South Dade Bus Rapid Transit Construction Progress

Stations along the South Dade TransitWay Corridor are taking shape, according to photos by the @SDadebrtupdates Twitter account.

The 20-mile corridor will be the first Bus Rapid Transit system in Miami-Dade. It is being built as pasrt of the county’s SMART mass transit plan.

There will be a total of 14 “iconic” stations. Stations will be air conditioned, and designed for conversion to rail use in the future if demand hits certain levels..

Completion of the system is scheduled for March 2024.

 

Civic Court Station:

(photos: Daniel/@SDadebrtupdates)

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Anonymous
14 days ago

The words “bus” and “progress” should never be in the same sentence.

Zonked
14 days ago

Better than adding more cars to the road

Azarius
14 days ago

No body want to ride a bus

Van
13 days ago

Riding the bus and train from down south is the best decision a person can make.. give it a try you’ll see!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

If it takes cars off the road then it’s a win and if it turns into rail then that’s a massive win

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills
13 days ago

Is it just me or has there already was BRT along US1 since the 1990’s?

Joe Robbie
13 days ago

This is more iconic

dan marino
13 days ago

lmao

Mingo
13 days ago

If people can pay before getting on the bus it’ll make loading quick, and from what I understand BRT implies no stop lights. Not sure if that’s correct though. Good enough for sparse south Dade.

Slim Shady
13 days ago

For many people on this planet the Natural Gas powered, Air conditioned, modern busses would be an extraordinary improvement.

Snide first world arrogance and entitlement shouldn’t be encouraged. Those that ride the busses are grateful for the air conditioned stations and touchless ticketing.

Not Anonymous
11 days ago

the three people

Anonymous
14 days ago

“Iconic” bus stations. Now there’s something you don’t hear every day.

anonymous
14 days ago

air condition is actually iconic

Anonymous
14 days ago

AC is a Game Changer

peej
14 days ago

Look closely, the A/C’d entry vestibule is FAR from iconic. The majority of each station is still outside, albeit covered.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Honestly not really. I take the MetroMover very often and the stations are perfectly comfortable with the huge fans they have blowing.

Anonymous
14 days ago

There is nothing “iconic” with all these bus stations.

Anonymous
14 days ago

one year behind schedule, i hope it does n’t have more delays. I hope it has high ridership so it is upgraded to Rail and it spurs a lot of development around the stations.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills
13 days ago

If you want real city amenities you are in the wrong place.

Slim Shady
13 days ago

???

Anonymous
14 days ago

I’m taking a shot for every time I read the word “iconic”.

Medical Doctor
14 days ago

That is not advisable.

dol
12 days ago

It’s a waste of money they should bring the metro rail to Florida City

Son of Putin
14 days ago

What a joke!

Melo is sigma and Chad
14 days ago

The existing metrorail stations need to be renovated

Anonymous
14 days ago

They have been working on the Douglas Road reflooring of the station for over a year now. Should have taken 2 days. Ridiculous.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Why? They’re plenty functional at this stage. Would rather see any money spent to be on expansion.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Agreed. Our Metrorail stations are nicer than many cities’ subway stations. What we need is more stations and more miles of metrorail tracks.

Mike
13 days ago

Problem comes when they want to expand everyone’s with the attitude NOT IN MY BACKYARD

Anonymous
13 days ago

The ROW’s have been there long before the homes. The real problem is funding.

Slim Shady
13 days ago

Problem is that people with money and memories know that the fools that put together the sysystem. The first place will only screw up a bigger system if the people.with money give the giv’t planners more money.

Slim Shady
13 days ago

“We” do?
Or “YOU” do?

Anonymous
14 days ago

I agree, but the stations really do need better ventilation at least. Had to wait like 15-20 min in the humidity (at night) recently and it was brutal and I’m from here! Thank god for the AC on the train. Updated stations would definitely attract and retain more riders.

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

So you agree the Metro Mover stops need AC and better ventilation.

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

Yup agreed and the MetroMover stations really need an overhaul.

Anonymous
14 days ago

No, again, they’re fine too. Any money spent should be on service extension, not pet remodel projects to line contractor pockets.

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

I mean they’re old, outdated looking metro mover stops from the 1980s. With so much money that was spent on getting new mover cars from the 2000s, you would think they would have upgraded the stops too. No AC in them.

Anonymous
14 days ago

So you want to keep a prime-located ancient-looking office building from the 1960’s, but you want to throw money at perfectly fine metromover stations because they’re “outdated looking from the 1980’s?”

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

Absolutely. The building serves it’s purpose while the MetroMover stations do not have AC in them.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Outdated, too slow and small, and under capacity if any consideration should seriously be given to expanding it.

Anonymous
13 days ago

^
If the Metromover is “too slow and small, and under capacity,” that can only mean that its getting the job done even for you, because apparently you take it!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Are you kidding? The MetroMover stations are completely fine. They are very-well ventilated.

Anonymous
13 days ago

(scratching my head).. You get a “thumb down” vote for saying the Metromover stations are “very-well ventilated” but you see people on this site getting “thumb up” votes when they make a comment about how people should be walking 3, 4, or 5 miles in Miami’s hot and humid weather… smdh.

Anonymous
14 days ago

The Bait and Switch in Proposed Renderings. Not surprising.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Yea this site should post the renderings so we can see how VE’ed this project is

Yeppers
14 days ago

Should of been rail.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Yes, it certainly should HAVE been.

Anonymous
14 days ago

We need more rail in the urban core first before enabling more sprawl.

More Transit!
14 days ago

Not sure what all the negative comments are for. Might not be the preferred outcome we wanted, but any transit implementation and improvements are a win in my book. Same goes for the other corridors. Of course I want expanded Metrorail service but if it’s BRT or nothing I’ll take BRT.

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

Stop using “iconic” for bus stations. Give me a break. They are bus stops with shelters over them. What should have been built was MetroRail. Then we could have thought about “iconic” given to the name.

Anonymous
14 days ago

First comment of yours I agree with.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Metrorail out in the boonies when we can’t even get an extension to South Beach, or Miami Airport to Douglas Road Stations. Please…

Anonymous
13 days ago

It’s growing fast with buildings rising up and down South Dixie Hwy…will be boonies no more. Drive south of Sunset Drive one of these days, see for yourself.

wanderer34
14 days ago

I would’ve extended the Tri Rail instead since there are already two right of ways that travel south of Miami and used those ROWs to Homestead instead of extending the Metrorail all the way from Dadeland to Homestead, which would’ve been too far to operate a mass transit line.

The distance from Homestead to Dadeland is 20 miles which is similar to the longest line in Chicago, the Red Line which goes 26 miles and the two termini, Howard, and 95th/Dan Ryan are 21 miles apart form one another, while the distance from Homestead to Southland is 10 miles. Considering that the Green Line goes from Dadeland to Palmetto is at a distance of 25 miles going through DT Miami and Chicago’s Red Line goes 26 miles, that’s the longest Metrorail has.

But adding another 10 miles would mean that the Green Line would go up to about 35 miles if the line was extended to Southland. I’d consider extending to Southland and using the ROWs I just mentioned for Tri Rail service to Homestead even as far away as Key Largo.

Pickled Rick
13 days ago

Huh? Buddy in Chicago they have the Metra train that runs throughout the ENTIRE Chicagoland metropolitan area all the way to freaking Wisconsin.

Frank Fernandez
13 days ago

So we the tax payers are paying for replacing current bus stops that were perfectly fine and mostly used by the homeless. New Bus Stops are like the Ritz Carlton for the homeless. Traffic will be worse or at least the same . Off
duty and on duty police, county trucks, city of miami ,pinecrest, palmetto bay government vehicles use the bus way. The Busway was built as a public transport way and to be also used by first responders during emergencies calls. Not as a means of beating Traffic because they are out of their work area and need to get back in a hurry. I see government vehicles driving to work early heading towards downtown government center driving city and county vehicles. This causes the traffic lights along both sides to the go off and preventing vehicles to access us1 as per original plan Waste of time and tax payer money.

Jorge Neuberger
13 days ago

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You took the comment out of my mouth,i live in Naranja area and is near the Flea market where one of those are getting build, a few blocks away from my house there’s a canal and live more then 100 drug-addict and homeless people and Miami Dade county don’t do absolutely nothing about it and they spend millions of Tax payers dollars to build something useless is unbelievable, i drive back and forth on us-1and i don’t see no body getting busses only see homeless sleeping there. I wish some responsible institute investigate this because for me is a big waste of Tax payer money.

Too much common sense.
13 days ago

Amen brother.!! Too bad I can only hit the like button once .

Anonymous
14 days ago

Neither the transit line that needs to be constructed, nor the mode of transportation that should be used. Backwards county.

Pickled Rick
14 days ago

The transit line is ideal it runs along US1 all the way to the exurbs in Homestead/Florida City. And it’s already there so there is no need to make a new route. However, the mode of transport is not ideal. It should have been rail not bus. Running rail along the busway and converting the bus stops into train stops would have been ideal.

Anonymous
14 days ago

It used to have rail, as this was the FEC spur that went all to way to Key West until destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane.

Homestead
14 days ago

I read all these comments and I feel ashamed of this project and pictures
It’s unbelievable when the rest of the world is still investing in better mobility (high speed trains) we are still building iconic bus stations to the south of Florida
And at the same time, the county or the city of Miami not sure who is doing this project is developing pr expending millions of dollars creating a park under the metro rail area from Brickell to Coral Gables
But we the people who live in Honestead or Florida city will get an “iconic bus station”

peej
14 days ago

Such a joke–the A/C vestibule looks to be minuscule compared to the rest of the station canopy–how could this possibly be suitable for potential rail conversion?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Because they have zero intention of converting them to rail. The argument will be that since there’s high demand for bus, the riders are perfectly satisfied with the status quo.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Iconic regards to all… lol

Anonymous
12 days ago

Iconic!

No_rail_no_roads_no_Future
9 days ago

Homestead International Airport for very long haul flights + cargo NOW! Miami for “shuttle” international routes, domestic and regional flights.

Edeny
13 days ago

What they should do is not bringing more illegals migrants to homestead and not funding all the tax money to build all these section eight for these migrants. That’s why they building the rail system because homestead is going to be like a third war country.

Anonymous
13 days ago

What’s a third war country?

Richard
13 days ago

Nobody wants to ride a bus. My last bus ride was 1963

Pickled Rick
13 days ago

Should have rode the bus in the 80s and 90s in Miami. Those were the golden years for bus enthusiasts because we had the Flexible and RTS buses.

wanderer34
14 days ago

It wouldn’t be hard to extend the Metrorail from Dadeland to Southland, and it wouldn’t be hard to extend the Tri Rail south from Miami Intermodal Center to Southland for a transfer point to Metrorail, followed by a trip south to Homestead and Florida City and even further south to North Key Largo and finally a terminus to Key Largo. You’d think the powers that be in Miami Dade were that visionary wen it comes to South FL’s mass transit future!

Anonymous
13 days ago

LMFAO “It wouldn’t be hard” to do all that….not only hard but expensive AF…..some of you guys here are a trip without the luggage

Anonymous
13 days ago

lol…

Grover
11 days ago

What happened to the train? Should run south from dadeland to Campbell over to Krome to 8 st to 137 to 27 back to ockecobee station. Or something like that. Bus way is stupid. Go up

Anonymous
10 days ago

Metrorail along Krome Ave thru the Redland farmland when it doesn’t even go to Miami Beach or Aventura….pass the bong, man