SMART Plan Public Meetings
Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA)
On October 22, 2020, the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board selected the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on dedicated transit only lanes along SW 8th Street from the Tamiami Terminal to SW 137th Avenue, along SW 137th Avenue to the SR 836 Extension, and on the SR 836 Extension shoulders.
The BRT routes would be running on dedicated lanes in the center of SR 836 and along NW 7th Street to NW 62nd Avenue. The East-West BRT routes would be in addition and complement the 836 Express Service already operating in the Corridor.
- Presentation made to the Transportation Planning Organization Governing Board - Oct. 22, 2020
- TPO Resolution adopting the LPA
Prior to the LPA adoption on October 22, 2020, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) studied the implementation of the East-West Corridor Rapid Transit Project. The study aimed to identify locations for transit stations, Park and Ride/transit terminal facilities, and the implementation of a cost-effective, high-ridership, new premium transit service with supporting pedestrian and bicycle facilities.