The Department of Transportation and Public Works will host a public meeting regarding the SMART Plan's Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project
The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is hosting a public kick-off meeting on Monday, December 17, 2018, for the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project.
The Department is currently conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project, which will connect the Miami Design District/Midtown to Downtown and the Miami Beach Convention Center area.
The meeting will be held on Monday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Miami Beach Regional Library in Miami Beach.
The Beach Corridor is one of the six rapid transit corridors in the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan. The Department is examining various rapid transit systems to connect major centers of population, tourism and economic growth in Miami-Dade County. The study focuses on evaluating various transit modes, technologies and alignments, which may result in one or multiple rapid transit options that can be implemented along the corridor.
The Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project study began in 2017, and since that time, consultants have analyzed various modes of transit and alignments. At the meeting, County officials will discuss an expanded study area and share findings of the initial analysis.
The meeting will be held in an informal, open-house format with a brief presentation that will begin at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the project, become familiar with the study process, and provide initial feedback. County representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.
Those who are unable to attend the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project public meeting can follow along via DTPW’s Facebook page, where the meeting will be streamed live starting at 6 p.m.