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East-West Corridor

The East-West Corridor is one of the six rapid transit corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Program. The East-West Corridor runs along SR 836/Dolphin Expressway from the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) adjacent to the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Tamiami Terminal.

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.

The anticipated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Class-of-Action of Documented Categorical Exclusion was obtained in August 2022. 

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.

Corridor-wide TOD/TOC Masterplan

The East-West Transit Oriented Community (TOC) Master Plan lays out a vision for the East-West Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan Corridor (State Road 836/Dolphin Expressway) that seeks to create equitable economic development and create more livable communities around a high-quality rapid transit corridor. 

SMART Program Public Outreach

In March 2021, DTPW hosted two urban design studios for the East-West Corridor Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Master Plan.
We want to encourage the public to continue to provide input and visit the crowdsource map created to continue collecting input.