There are a lot of companies interested in participating in the South Beach light rail project.
Over 150 people representing contractors, engineers, rail car manufacturers and financial institutions from around the world attended a recent pre-proposal meeting on building a light-rail system in South Beach.
City staff managing the project told attendees that Miami Beach is booming like never before. Highlights include:
Over 25% increase in daily population in the past decade
Record number of building permits
Record real estate prices and tax base
Record hotel market
…all leading to ever worse traffic in South Beach, where almost half of residents don’t use a car as their primary form of transportation.
Proposals to build the first phase are due on May 10.