The Beach Corridor is one of the six rapid transit corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Program. The Beach Corridor runs from the Design District/Midtown Miami and Downtown Miami to the Miami Beach Convention Center area.
- The Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project Bay Crossing or Trunkline is now available for review and comment. The DEA was prepared to satisfy the National Environmental Policy Act.
- The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study of rapid transit options along the Beach Corridor. The Beach Corridor connects the Miami Design District/Midtown to Downtown Miami and Miami Beach.
The project began in 2017 with a series of kickoff meetings and a technical analysis of seven rapid transit modes with several alignments. After an analysis of transit demand, environmental impacts, engineering, and social considerations, four alternatives remain under evaluation. The remaining alternatives include Automated Guideway Transit (AGT), such as:
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
In Aug. 2022, a public meeting was held to present the Environmental Analysis findings and the DEA document.
DTPW is currently refining and finalizing the study analysis on this LPA which includes obtaining conceptual permits from regulatory agencies and conducting public outreach.