County Commission approves publication of a competitive solicitation for the Beach Corridor rapid transit system of the County’s SMART Plan
MIAMI–DADE - On July 10, 2019, the Board of Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved publication of a competitive solicitation for the Beach Corridor rapid transit system of the County’s SMART Plan. The densities alongside the Beach Corridor are among the highest in the country and the population is anticipated to continue growing. The Corridor will connect visitors to destinations in Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, which include our most visited attraction within Miami-Dade County. Both the Board of County Commissioners and the Transportation Planning Organization have previously provided support of the Beach Corridor by adopting its advancement.
“For years, Miami-Dade County residents have called on us to provide mobility options and to invest in transportation infrastructure that will maximize our existing transportation system. Today’s resolution is a big step toward creating a rapid transit system connecting mainland Miami to Miami Beach. It will also facilitate involvement of the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach, which is imperative for the future of seamless connectivity.” Commissioner Bovo said. Transparency is key as we address concerns over who our County is doing business with. I am pleased the Board incorporated my safeguards of increasing the RFP timeframe to 180 days and requiring board approval of the RFP. It is crucial that before we dive into the politics, we must evaluate whether the proposal is financially viable and offers a true transportation solution consistent with the SMART Plan.” Commissioner Bovo said.