South Beach Light Rail Attracting Interest From Around The World

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.

 

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