Studies Completed For Miami Beach Rapid Transit, People Mover To Design District

Miami-Dade has completed an environmental study for a rapid transit connection between downtown Miami and Miami Beach.

The Draft Environmental Assessment is required in order to satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act.

The study covers the Beach Corridor Trunkline from the existing Metromover system in Downtown Miami to 5th Street and Washington Avenue in the City of Miami Beach.

Separately, the county has completed the Draft Categorical Exclusion (DCE) document for the Miami Design District Extension.

A DCE was assumed as the NEPA document for the Design District extension, but additional studies will now be required to complete the NEPA process in 2023, the county says.

The county will hold a public meeting on the Beach Corridor on August 9.

Current plans are for a monorail system to Miami Beach, and a Metromover-type system to the Design District.

 

To view the studies, click here.

For more details on the August 9 meeting, click here.

 

 

 

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Anon
1 month ago

It should all just be one system but I’ll take what I can get at this point

anonymous
1 month ago

if they can some how make it easy to transfer from each system than it should work but we all know either this wont happen or the fools in City of Miami will make it worse

Choo Choo
1 month ago

At the very least the monorail should go to Government Center. If you need to transfer there to a metromover then take that to genting to get on the monorail nobody is ever going to take it

Alcoholiotic
1 month ago

One system?.. palezzz, that’s too obvious!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t worry, now they are going to do a study of the study!

Maddie
1 month ago

These studies are required by same Bureaucrats that some expect to connect modes seamlessly.
The Bureaucrats that directed >-95 through Overtown.
These Bureaucrats are the ones that have screwed it all up since the 1980’s and before.

Somehow….people think that the Bureaucrats will get it right this time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We already have two systems, one of which is refused to be expanded upon while another is a joke people on here like for some reason, likely because it’s free and they don’t want to pay fares, LOL.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shut up…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are they going to appoint a committee to study the study?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just extend the Metromover to Miami and the beach. We don’t need 15 different types of mode of transportation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah.. too easy….

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s a “Metromover-type system” because the Metromover with its current speed, cars and capacity can’t accommodate to provide a decent public transit system between to major population centers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I guess you’re an expert about “Metromover systems” and that’s how you know those things?

No road, No rail, No future
1 month ago

This study was to study the prior study’s study of the results of prior studies studying yet older studies that were studied in subsequent studies studied by the latest study which studied a study of all studies together. A new study to study how the studies did it will be needed, and a study to study it’s findings will follow.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Okay.. will it then be released to the residents to read the study of their study?

No road, No rail, No future
1 month ago

A feasibility study will be needed first.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think it’s better to have nothing built than something that’s not integrated with the rest of the system. If they build the monorail and sparsely used, then we still have to pay millions and millions of dollars for maintenance. If it’s not, then we don’t have to pay. Either way, if the monorail gets built or if it doesn’t, traffic across the MacArthur isn’t going to be affected

Original
1 month ago

You mean, nothing like we have been witnessing for a looong time now? There could’ve been a system running between mainland Miami and Miami Beach at least twenty years ago when it was much cheaper to build.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah. If they’re not gonna do it right then they shouldn’t do it at all.

Original
1 month ago

If its not right, then fix it. The Leaning Pisa in Italy is an example, they did years of work to stabilize the structure and reduce the tilt.

Maddie
1 month ago

Except the voters in the City of Miami Beach didn’t want it.

delicious
1 month ago

yeah the voters in miami beach seem to think all the homeless over there ride mass transit to weekends on the beach….i know a crazy homeless lady who walks across the venetian causeway in the heat of the summer-EVERYDAY just to go dumpster dive and steal from stores..their arguement is soo full a chit meng

Brooklyn
1 month ago

Need a stop in wynwood/midtown at 29th

Miami Winning
1 month ago

Why not put a referendum before the voters? Let the citizens decide what they want.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They don’t know what they want. Look at Metrorail, north of downtown it goes to Liberty City and Hialeah and hardly anybody uses it. The voters approved that segment

Anonymous
1 month ago

The problem is the density around each stop… not enough.

Fern
1 month ago

Unfortunately I don’t imagine Hialeah or those cities being down to rezone for the necessary development to make ridership be high

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ They must rezone and soon, because the current housing supply in the county can’t keep up with the ever growing population.

Aynin
1 month ago

MD County has lost residents for the last 2 years. Population peaked in 2019. No need to ruin single family house neighborhoods with cheap apartments.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Los Angeles has been losing population for years and they are still building apartments there. And a single family house neighborhoods don’t hold any monopoly anywhere just because they exist.

Aynin
1 month ago

^And apt bldgs dont get to be built anywhere they like just because they exist.

Hialeah and liberty city or the original metal rai
1 month ago

Hialeah and liberty city or the original metal rail line nobody voted on that

Anonymous
1 month ago

The voters also approved a penny tax for further extensions, and look what that gave us.

Maddie
1 month ago

I voted against it.
The politicians would just take the money.

Now people are shocked that the politicians “reallocated” the transportation funds.

Anonymous
1 month ago

‘Nobody uses it north of Downtown’ that is a blatant lie that’s been repeated to death for years. Those trains are crowded especially at rush hour, and pre-pandemic they were standing room only.

Anonymous
1 month ago

if nobody uses these trains north of downtown, then they must correct the status quo, because the systems are in place and they’re not going anywhere.

Maddie
1 month ago

I’m all for that.
So far….the voters of Miami Beach vote against it.

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

“2023” What environmental studies needed to extend the metromover up north Miami Ave

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can you read?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Still looks a lot like this idea that has been floating around since 2007. http://miami-beachmonorail.blogspot.com/ One of the main differences: the segment running along the MacArthur Causeway is at grade to save money (no need to build elevated stanchions, etc). Estimate back then for the 6.4 mile dual-beam Disney-style mono was about $400 million (the county’s cost was about $11 mill/mile. It could have been completed by now but…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Never mind Metromover ruining every street its tracks go over; can you imagine running right along the beach vista? LOL…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. with people riding on it looking down at you!

Maddie
1 month ago

….but Miami Beach voters didn’t want broke-asses who can’t afford a taxi or a car taking up space on the Star-bellied Beaches.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Beach was built for tourist, so if all those hotels are relying on the locals over there votes, then they might as well go out of business now, close up shop, call it a day, and find some other business venture to get into.

Miami Resident - 40yrs
1 month ago

Rapid transportation sounds like what the city needs, since the all existing options are based on a plan from 40+ years ago when we were a small city. Hopefully Miami has attracted someone that can bring a mass transportation option thats fast, accessible, clean/safe, and won’t be outdated before it’s finished.

???
1 month ago

Completed, and signed off??? Without public comments? And more study? Doesn’t sound complete to me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nothing but studies after studies.
Nothing will ever get done.

pork rinds
1 month ago

i dont understand the obsession with building a rail above ground level here…it would be way cheaper and quicker to develop a street car type of system using the shoulder of the causeway….other cities have built streetcar systems in the last few years….make the shoulder a dedicated lane for mass transit streetcar tracks only….its really not that hard..

Anonymous
1 month ago

“i dont understand the obsession with building a rail above ground level here”

and then…

“make the shoulder a dedicated lane for mass transit streetcar tracks only… ”

wtf?..

pork rinds
1 month ago

build on the shoulder of the road…a streetcar????? not a metromover or metrorail raised line…what was so hard to understand….

Juan
1 month ago

Street will require actual hiring more city transit employees, salaries, pensions, 401K .. all that goes with a human driven bus or trolley

Antennae
1 month ago

I’m done with these….

Tony
1 month ago

They should expand the existing system to Miami Beach. They have the mechanics they have the parts they have the service building.

Robert
1 month ago

I think it should travel all the way to St Augustine Florida wouldn’t that be nice 👍

Alternative
1 month ago

What is the obsession with above ground rail?
Build a wider south shoulder and install ground level tracks, pedestrian and bike lane. At half the cost and instal time frame.

MIAMIAN
1 month ago

MIAMI has become one of the biggest growing cosmopolitan in cities. Also number one in developments growth in nation. Like NYC Chicago San Francisco LA London and a lot others cities. we also have major important different districts and neighborhoods concentration. from Brickell Dadeland to Sunset UM Coral Gables Coconut Grove Downtown and Wynnewood Midtown Design District South Beach and the finally Miami Airport which was desperately needed. If its going to be done which it has taken long long long time. It definitely has to be done correctly.. It has to have all stations contect in a Grand Station at the Government Center stop. Easy flow for use for all passages. Remember we are one of biggest tourism cities in world we also host the FIFA WORLD CUP coming in 2026 and other major events and we make most of or money from tourism. Everyone needs to be able to get to the entire whole city having easy access through a major public transportation like NYC and rest of the metropolitans cities of world because our public transportation sucks!! its time for huge change!!

Anon
1 month ago

Yes please!

Deadpan
1 month ago

The problem is and always will be, the transit system on the beach. Until that gets decided, the Beach to Miami transit won’t go anywhere.

Jeremey Howlett
1 month ago

A water taxi system would be nice, and wouldn’t require so much infrastructure. It would be nice if a canal through Albert pallot park and the lots to the west was built so folks could take a water taxi to the design district or right up to biscayne Blvd. Also during low season the taxis could be stored away high and dry.

Jeremey Howlett
1 month ago

Because you know how fabulous being on a boat in the bay with nice weather is. Maybe Uber and Lyft should look into this venture. Most people in south Florida are in no rush to go anywhere and love to be outside.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Most people in south Florida are in no rush to go anywhere”

Um, I think you should tell that to some people in the city of Miami who think Metromover cars should travel at the speed of 75mph or faster between stops.

LKofEnglish
1 month ago

With I-4 Ultimate now “under the belt” as completed as tasked and Brightline moving smartly along and SunRail suddenly becoming a big deal for obvious reasons certainly the expertise, experience and money is available at the moment. Not really sure what happened to the one million square foot Sports Complex tho.

Gregory Sandoval
1 month ago

Finally! Were about to tie the Beach to Miami with a simple transit line. Why do these obvious things need so much study?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Everyone better go to that meeting and tell them not to build a damn monorail!

Anonymous
1 month ago

im not worried about 15 different types of transport. im worried about different types of payment systems that do not work with each other

Anonymous
1 month ago

why do we need an environmental study about building elevated train tracks over top a roadway?

crocodileferrari
1 month ago

the only thing these things do is create poverty and high taxes. we need to make sure we do everything possible to prevent this from being built

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Another expert on these types of things.

alcoholic anon.
1 month ago

how does mass transit create poverty???? do you have historical examples of your blather

Carlos
1 month ago

All this bureaucratism is pure BS everything now is related to the climate and environmental issues the quality of our life depends how many fish would be in jeopardy or how many birds would be affected or how many ants would lose their hive unbelievable our society its in the hands of those who care more for the nature issue than ours

Alternative
1 month ago

Why not save half the money and put a Bordeaux type system with a wide bike and pedestrian walk all the way to the beach.

Hail Mary
1 month ago

Have they ever thought of gondolas? They are used in several cities around the world and are quite effective at moving a lot of people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Go back to sleep.

Downtowner
1 month ago

I don’t know about gondolas, but maybe a ferry service. I think there was on from Bayside to Miami Beach before the pandemic.

Jay
1 month ago

The f

Anonymous
1 month ago

Between Marlin Stadium and Beckham’s stadium might work. Something similar is being developed for Dodger stadium if approved.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well to be honest, still probably more than Metromover could at max capacity, as well as speed when taking into account guaranteed breakdowns.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let see… take my chances going up one floor and then getting on the Metromover, or, go up about twenty floors, get in box, and then travel on a cable line while dangling over water for about two and a half miles or more?…

Nah.. I think I’d rather ride on the Metromover.

Maddie
1 month ago

Yes…Mayoral Candidate in MB, Steve Berke, proposed this about 15 years ago.

Berke
1 month ago

The idea, plans, renderings, and videos are still on my old campaign site: http://www.steveberkeformayor.com